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Baltimore Clayworks artist Samuel Wallace’s Jamaican coil style of pottery combines the traditions of his first home with the literal soil of his current Maryland home.
December 8, 2022
Using chosen pronouns ”is a life-saving tool to protect the vulnerable,” a Baltimore pastor says.
The Respect for Marriage Act, which just passed the Senate and should be signed into law soon, protects a right that too many people take for granted — the right to marry the person you love, no matter your race or gender.
December 5, 2022
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke recalls the ”scorn, derision and dismissiveness” he encountered when he argued in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs in the 1980s. He now applauds the public and political shift to his point of view, but advises caution as drug laws are reformed.
December 2, 2022
National hero and Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn contributed to the fundraising for Sen. Raphael Warnock this weekend with a series of so-called thirst tweets.
December 1, 2022
Individual stories and a Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition reflect how Black Americans who moved to places such as Baltimore during the Great Migration valued and held on to their Southern traditions and memories.
November 29, 2022
David DeBoy, writer and singer talks about the campy holiday classic Crabs For Christmas, his song, new book and the cool silliness of Baltimore
November 28, 2022
A Banner reader says Maryland lawmakers can and must act to ensure accountability in child sexual abuse cases; another reader says conservative activists elected to Maryland school boards are interested in spreading their political agenda, and not in what’s best for schoolchildren.
November 27, 2022
Giving your best is about more than the newness and niceness of the clothes, housewares and electronics we donate to those who need them.
November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving finds its meaning in the celebration of memories and family and community bonds, our Community Voices contributors say. The holiday commemoration also has become a time to reckon with some of America’s most painful history.
Here, unlike many parts of the country, access to the ballot is fairly free, and women may still make reproduction decisions without the interference of right-wing vigilantes.
November 22, 2022
Baltimore County Public Schools should embrace new strategies for disciplining students because merely removing students from school does little to fix the problem of disruptive behavior, a law student and former county teacher says.
I’m aware that the idea of talking back to a movie strikes some as gauche or uncouth. I don’t care. There’s a joy in the communal experience of taking in a larger-than-life new world together.
November 21, 2022
The outgoing speaker of the house reminds me more of my South Baltimore neighbors on the stoop than whatever Nancy Meyers fantasy she’s saddled with.
November 18, 2022
The experience since Elon Musk took over the app has changed, and trolls, abuse and spam are making many users tap out.
November 17, 2022