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Baltimore Beat led by Lisa Snowden-McCray (right) and Brandon Soderberg (left) Dance and Bmore Director To Be Honored CJay Philip, Artistic Director of Dance & Bmore, will be honored as an Arts Advocate at ArtsCentric’s Annual Gala on Sunday, October 20th. LEARN MORE MOMCares Founder Wins Homecoming Hero Award  Ana Rodney, Founder and Executive Director of MOMCares, was one of five winners of T. Rowe Price’s 2019 Homecoming Hero Awards. Also, Blair Franklin, Executive Director
Neighborhoods are constantly changing. How does Baltimore’s history of redlining and segregation continue to affect housing patterns today? Is gentrification inevitable? And what are people doing to manage change in their communities? These and other urgent questions will be on the table as Strong City Baltimore presents a panel discussion on “Investment, Disinvestment, and Neighborhood Change in Baltimore,” Saturday, November 2, at Brilliant Baltimore, the combined Light City/Baltimore Book Festival. The event will take place
The second annual Charm City Night Market on Saturday, September 21, was a feast for the senses: Colorful lanterns and costumed dancers. Mochi-stuffed waffles and steamed-bun sandwiches. Voices in many languages, and music in many styles – including the eclectic dance beats of popular Baltimore DJ Shawn Smallwood (aka Destrukshawn), who was named “Best Showman” by Baltimore City Paper in 2017. What Night Market visitors didn’t know, as they enjoyed Smallwood’s distinctive take on traditional
Audience at 2017 Neighborhood Institute opening remarks. Neighborhood Institute is back! Strong City Baltimore’s signature annual event is returning in spring 2020 with a new venue, new partners, and a special focus on civic engagement through participation in the electoral process, the Census, and public service. The annual skill-building and networking conference for neighborhood leaders, nonprofit professionals, and activists will be organized around a theme of “Building Civic Power.” The 12th annual Neighborhood Institute will
By Peter Duvall Originally published in The Baltimore Sun on September 3, 2019 A well-intentioned bill introduced by Baltimore City Councilman Kristerfer Burnett would require owners of vacant properties to post a sign on the building including the name, address, phone number and email of the owner or record, “managing operator,” or head of any business that owns the property. Any property in default or foreclosure would have to include the name, address and phone number of