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Baltimore’s ‘History Songwriter’ Joe Defilippo honors changemakers

Bill Pratt, Leslie Darr, Joe DeFilippo, Bill Phelan, Sue Tice  Joe Defilippo might be Baltimore’s best history songwriter. For decades, the former Baltimore County teacher from Owings Mills recorded songs for the county’s school system about America’s heroes and their […]

Baltimore’s ‘History Songwriter’ Joe Defilippo honors changemakers

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Bill Pratt, Leslie Darr, Joe DeFilippo, Bill Phelan, Sue Tice  Joe Defilippo might be Baltimore’s best history songwriter. For decades, the former Baltimore County teacher from Owings Mills recorded songs for the county’s school system about America’s heroes and their […]

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Hundreds honor Bowie State student Richard Collins III

Bowie State University’s auditorium filled quickly on Monday for an evening memorial service to honor Richard Collins III, a senior and freshly commissioned U.S. Army second lieutenant who was due

Preakness: Hilltop’s ‘Hoof Man’

A Dartmouth green awning shrouded the Preakness horses inside the stakes barn at Pimlico. Only their nameplates were fully visible. D. Wayne Lukas, the legendary trainer, in his trademark

Turner Station salutes ‘Henrietta Lacks’ film

Tens of thousands of activists were returning home April 23 on Interstate 95 North, wringing out the wet from Washington, D.C.’s March for Science, checking their cell phones to

Rep. Andy Harris hosts heated Town Hall

Hundreds of Eastern shore voters lined up more than an hour in advance of a boisterous town hall meeting called by U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st District) on March

Fracking’s horror stories

All movements need stories. Exposures of violence against black people, from lynching to lack of service at lunch counters, propelled the Civil Rights Movement. The struggle for unions was

Joe Uehlein still fighting for sustainable jobs and a living planet

Joe Uehlein, veteran trade unionist and musician, co-founded the Labor Network for Sustainability to bring labor and environmental activists together. There are loads of unheralded heroes from steel mill towns.

Baltimore’s Black Worker Center organizes

Alberta (Birdie) Palmer commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday joining with other young workers at Coppin State University trading stories about their experiences on the job. A Brooklyn, N.Y. native,

2,000 rally in Bowie to save health care

“There’s a difference between misfortune and injustice.” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) Sen. Bernie Sanders’ email blast hit Wes Haywood’s inbox on New Year’s Day, inviting the retired 81-year-old retired electrical engineer

Baltimore County Del. Morhaim speaks out on fracking

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas rally in Annapolis on Dec. 20 outside hearing of the Joint Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee. (All photos by Engage

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