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After Days of Complaints and a Petition, Pugh Resurrects the MLK Day Parade

The Baltimore City Entertainers Marching Band performs in the parade in 2014. Still via YouTube/acesquad1357.

The bands, dancers, color guards and countless other performers in Baltimore’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade will be back for an 18th year after all.

Angry Ravens Fan Circulates Petition Asking Franchise to Tear Down Ray Lewis Statue

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The Baltimore Ravens’ most legendary player is now caught in the middle of two of America’s biggest social controversies: removals of controversial statues, and the ongoing National Anthem protests sweeping the NFL.

Baltimore Archdiocese Steadfastly Denies Access to ‘The Keepers’ Priest’s Records


Father A. Joseph Maskell’s file with the Catholic Church will remain sealed, to the dismay of tens of thousands of petition signatories.

Hogan Defends Md. Flag After Controversy Over Confederate Ties


Rest assured, Maryland flag protectors: The governor has no intention of changing the state banner.

University Administrators Opt Not to Close Hopkins’ Humanities Center


Johns Hopkins University

In a major win for students and faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s Humanities Center, school administrators have decided not to shutter their department at the end of the spring semester.

Petition Started to Make John Waters Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts 

Filmmaker, writer and artist John Waters’ works have appeared on stage, screen and television. The Baltimore legend has also curated gallery exhibits from coast to coast. Given his background in the arts, some people think he belongs in government.

MICA’s Jewelry Department Faces Imminent Closure

Photo via mica.edu
Photo via mica.edu

As MICA continues to implement new programs centering on the business side of artistic practice and new media technologies (just to name a few), some of the school’s beloved departments are falling by the wayside. Case in point:  the university’s jewelry fabrication program, which is slated to close in the near future. (A petition opposing the program’s closure is available here.)

Backlash Against Towson’s White Student Union Begins


Last week, we reported on the newest initiative by Towson University provocateur and white-pride advocate Matthew Heimbach:  a white student union. As predicted, the outcry has begun; a Facebook-circulated petition calling for Towson’s new president to officially denounce the group already has more than 1,500 signatures. “Allowing a ‘whites only’ student group directly contradicts your commitment to diversity — and it serves no purpose other than to discriminate against non-white students,” the petition says. Thoughts?