Maryland Must Build Thousands More Homes To Keep Prices Affordable, Report Says

Maryland will have to make big changes to its housing ecosystem to keep homes affordable over the next 10 years, according to a new state-commissioned report released Tuesday. The analysis from the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit housing lender and advocacy organization, says Maryland must add…

The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

Nicole Phillip Some of the most glaring disparities in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America are spelled out in detail the United States often seems unable to countenance. Updated Jun. 19, 2020 5:07AM ET / Published Jun. 19, 2020 4:28AM ET  Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word…

What The Spread Of The Coronavirus Means For Black Communities

WHILE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT READIES FOR A POSSIBLE PANDEMIC, THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY CANNOT BE IGNORED. For more than a month, panic and perplexity have plagued Americans who are fearful of a possible coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, the response from the United States government has done very little to quell the rising angst….

Here’s where pedestrians are dying in Prince George’s and Montgomery County – Greater Greater Washington

Glenarden is faced with potential pedestrian fatalities on several roads that are not pedestrian-friendly. Mayor Estes has continued conversations with the State Highway Administration to help make Highway 704 safer for pedestrian crossings. Additional safety practices are also being planned by Mayor Estes, in communities that are experiencing high levels of vehicular traffic and speeds…

There Are Over 1,200 Majority-Black Cities in the U.S.

Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination. Can less populated cities on the outskirts of larger metropolitan areas be too small to succeed? Are urban municipalities with fewer than 100,000 people vestiges of a bygone era? Should small “inner-ring” cities…