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Baltimore joins civil rights march to D.C.

"What an incredible sight! I crept along until I reached the march and honked and waved and hollered, 'You are doing the absolutely right thing!'"

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Black history exhibit features Maryland protests of 1940s-50s

Struggles against segregation and for militant trade unionism in Maryland were the subject of a Feb. 23 Black History Month program sponsored by the Baltimore Marxist Labor Forum.

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Editor Tim Wheeler saluted by family, friends and fans

They came from Connecticut and Illinois - and just down the street: Family, neighbors and activists honored veteran political and labor journalist Tim Wheeler with a special tribute dinner.

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Bridge rally puts focus on jobs, infrastructure

Principal organizers were SEIU, MoveOn and Occupy Baltimore. Speakers included health care workers, unemployed workers, teachers and community activists.

Baltimore residents push for restoration of funding for youth jobs

Scores of citizens weighed in on Baltimore's preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget before members of the City Council.

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Baltimore May Day: Made in the U.S.A.

Demonstators denounced corporate and Republican union busting and called for a stepped-up fight to defend union rights, Social Security, and Medicare.

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Baltimore youth say no to $104 million youth prison

"I'm educated by Baltimore City Public Schools and if we put more money into our education system we wouldn't have to be building this prison!"

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Baltimore backs Oct. 2 march

The City Council has voted unanimously to endorse the October 2 One Nation Working Together march, and a local coalition is working to fill 100 buses.

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The big dig

Promoting environmental sustainability in Baltimore is the dream of green community activist Jerome Alexander who initiated a tree planting project recently.

City of Baltimore charges Wells Fargo with racist lending practices

Charges of premeditated racist discrimination by the nation's top banks were given additional boost by the city of Baltimore which filed affidavits recently in a suit against Well Fargo for steering minorities to purchase sub-prime loans. Similar suits have been filed in several states including Texas, Tennessee and California and by the the NAACP alleging racial bias in predatory lending. The case was initially presented last January. The complaint runs some 825 pages.