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The Baltimore Banner's Community Voices program publishes content of local interest submitted by people with connections to Baltimore and Maryland. We especially care about adding new perspectives and experiences to the public conversation.
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My students share stories of the dreams they set aside. I wasn’t expecting them to make me question my own life choices.
February 4, 2023
Small businesses can find ways to attract and retain employees despite a tight labor market and economic uncertainties, an entrepreur and owner of a Maryland small businees says.
February 3, 2023
Gov. Wes Moore says his cabinet selections reflect his commitment to assembling a talented and diverse team. Putting those cabinet secretaries in place is the first step toward rebuilding Maryland’s executive branch workforce, Moore said.
February 2, 2023
Dawn Flythe Moore, who made history when she became Maryland’s first Black first lady, brings to her new role a background of working in state government in Annapolis. She's well positioned to take on the responsibilities and challenges, a Goucher College political science professor says.
January 25, 2023
The closure of the Harvest Inn in Eldersburg is another indication of how small-town and rural life in Carroll County is changing, county resident Cindy Rosenberg says. The changes affect members of those communities in ways that go beyond altering the physical landscape, she says.
January 24, 2023
Journalists shouldn’t allow Gov. Wes Moore’s personal appeal and popularity to get in the way of holding him accountable, Banner Public Editor DeWayne Wickham says.
January 23, 2023
Parklets that helped Baltimore restaurants expand outdoor dining during the pandemic have also raised issues of safety, equity and cost to the city, Fells Point business owner Nicholas Johnson says.
January 20, 2023
Wes Moore's landslide election victory demonstrates that Marylanders view him as the right man to lead the state at this moment in history. He carries that broad support into office along with high hopes that his vision for the state and plans to build consensus will be realized.
January 18, 2023
Americans have moved in recent years to re-examine how the nation's identity has been shaped by its history of slavery and racial discrimination. That kind of reckoning was again evident as President Biden signed a bill to remove a bust of Roger Taney from the U.S. Capitol and replace it with one of Thurgood Marshall.
January 17, 2023
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts has deprived the city of popular cultural events in recent years and has continually failed the city’s artistic community, writer and artist Alanah Nichole Davis says.
January 11, 2023