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What Amazon’s Decision Says About Baltimore City

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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In the wake of a lot of negative PR, it can be easy to get swept up in feeling negatively about Baltimore City.

When Amazon announced their decision to start a second headquarters, every major metropolitan area wanted to get on board. The opportunity offers the potential for huge economic growth thanks to the size and growing power of Amazon—and even Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore, was being considered. That dream came to a screaming halt when the next round of candidates was announced and Baltimore was no longer included. This has left a lot of us wondering about the state of Baltimore city and, as it turns out, this has been a fantastic opportunity for analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the city.   (more…)

How Hostile Architecture Targets the Homeless

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Design of public spaces is usually meant to benefit everyone, but what about the homeless population?

Take a walk around New York City’s subway system and you may see curious looking benches. They don’t have seats, and instead of letting you rest and sit down, you’re meant to lean your body up against the tilted wooden blocks set at back level. It’s a strange design and on the surface, it may not seem apparent that there’s any reason for these to exist other than affordability and a gimmicky design. The reality is that public features such as this are intended to keep the homeless out of certain spaces—it’s all part of a concept called hostile architecture.

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“Homeless Jesus” Statue at Home in Baltimore Through the Fall

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Photo courtesy of Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun

Photo courtesy of Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun

Five years ago when Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz visited inner city Toronto, he saw a homeless person sleeping on a bench – an image most Baltimore residents are all too familiar with. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind the “Homeless Jesus” statue that now has a temporary home in Baltimore. (more…)

The Need for More Homeless Youth Resources in Baltimore

Monday, February 20th, 2017
More than 1,400 young people in Baltimore are living on their own without a stable place to call home

More than 1,400 young people in Baltimore are living on their own without a stable place to call home

Health Care For the Homeless, Inc. estimates that at least 3,000 people in Baltimore suffer from homelessness on any given night, with 50,000 people experiencing homelessness annually statewide. Yesterday, WBAL released a report shedding some light on the increase in homeless youth numbers in Baltimore. Along with that, the lack of resources available to homeless children who aren’t accompanied by an adult. Let us tell you more about this local concern. (more…)

4 Tips to Go Green This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Reduce, reuse, and recycle this holiday season to lessen your environmental impact.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle this holiday season to lessen your environmental impact.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that the holiday season is all about taking less and giving more. But what about using less? This week we would like to highlight the many ways you can choose “green” alternatives to eliminate waste during the chaotic season of gift giving and family time. (more…)

Girls Coloring for Change: How Two Baltimore Students are Empowering the Next Generation of Women

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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Anna Doherty and Hope Sacco, the young local authors of the empowering coloring book, “Girls Coloring for Change.” This image is courtesy of WBAL-TV. 

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we understand how incredibly important it is for young women to feel inspired, confident, and hopeful for their futures. Without encouragement and empowerment, young women (especially living in poverty) can find themselves pregnant, skipping school, and giving up on their dreams. It makes us so proud to share with you the story of two female Baltimore students who are working to create a strong self-image for the next generation of young women. Let us tell you m

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How Living in Poverty Affects Women and Their Children: Teen Pregnancy, Education, and the Future of Women

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Find out how to help those living in Baltimore.

Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty, which can have an alarming impact on their children.

It is a revolutionary time to be a woman in America, as we not only have the right to vote for our president, but to vote for a female candidate if we choose to do so. These are just a couple examples of the many strides women have made in history, but if you are a woman living in poverty, life in America can still leave much to be desired – especially if you are pregnant or have a child. Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Let’s discuss how living in poverty affects women and their children specifically. (more…)

An Interview with Dorothy Cunningham: President of the Irvington Community Association

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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As a 20-year resident, Dorothy Cunningham takes her role as president of the Irvington Community Association very seriously and wishes for continued positive growth. 

At My Brother’s Keeper, we consider ourselves neighborhood caregivers. Providing members of the Irvington community in Baltimore with invaluable resources is something we are proud to do. We want residents in Irvington to understand that we are all working together towards a greater good. That is why we found it essential to highlight Dorothy Cunningham this week. She is a 20-year resident of the Irvington community, a board member at MBK, and the president of the Irvington Community Association. Read on to learn more about her. (more…)

5 Ways Average Community Members Can Contribute to Improving the Police Climate in Baltimore

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
By GoBlue85 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40704845

The Baltimore police and its communities must rebuild mutual trust if they want to decrease violence and pain.

In our most recent blog post, we discussed the new Baltimore police reforms and what communities can expect following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report released on August 10. The report revealed shocking statistics, confirming the suspicions of many residents that the BCPD routinely violates the civil rights of black residents. This week, we’d like to focus on action and how average community members can contribute to improving the current police climate in Baltimore. MBK’s executive director Danise Jones-Dorsey and the president of the Irvington community, Dorothy Cunningham, will also weigh in on the issue. (more…)

New Baltimore Police Reforms: What Communities Can Expect

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
How do you think the new Baltimore police reforms will affect Irvington and other communities?

How do you think the new Baltimore police reforms will affect Irvington and other communities?

It’s no secret that the Baltimore City police department has been under the microscope since the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Police misconduct was in question and there was a major outcry from communities all over town demanding justice and a change in the BCPD. On August 10, 2016, Baltimore officials pledged to carry out sweeping police department reforms following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that was released on Tuesday. Let’s discuss what these new Baltimore police reforms mean for Irvington and other communities in our city. (more…)


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