Taking a break from all your worries

Taking a break from all your worries

Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you, may not be right for some. A man is born, he’s a man of means. Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans. But they got, Diff’rent Strokes, it takes Diff’rent Strokes. It takes Diff’rent Strokes to move the world. Weebles wobble but they don’t…

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In Annapolis, progressive groups want to fight the Democratic establishment

In Annapolis, progressive groups want to fight the Democratic establishment

April 29, 2017: Josh Hicks and Ovetta Wiggins: The Star Democrat  ANNAPOLIS (WPNS) — Maryland progressives are ready to declare war on some members of the Democratic establishment after the defeat of two controversial bills during the legislative session in Annapolis and a bitter battle over whether to revive cash bail for poor defendants. Left-leaning advocacy groups say they are planning to hold centrist Democrats…

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Md. Black Caucus tallies wins, losses

Md. Black Caucus tallies wins, losses

April 20, 2017: Brianna Rhodes: Delmarva Now The Maryland Legislative Black Caucus ended the 2017 session with mixed outcomes for their priority legislative agenda. The General Assembly passed legislation on prescription drug affordability and a ban on pre-kindergarten suspension. But the House failed to vote on controversial medical marijuana legislation before time ran out. And a bill regarding bail did not get to the floor…

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Black Caucus: Special session on medical pot—or else

Black Caucus: Special session on medical pot—or else

April 12, 2017 :  Edward Ericson: City Paper  Alternately charging corruption and imploring Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch to “do the right thing,” members of the Legislative Black Caucus threatened not to cooperate with fellow Democrats next year unless they get a special session to dole-out more medical cannabis licenses to African-American-owned companies. “The minority community deserves a piece of the action,” attorney William H….

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Busch: Maryland House will not vote on cash bail bill

Busch: Maryland House will not vote on cash bail bill

April 6, 2017: Michael Dresser: The Baltimore Sun  The bail bond industry’s hope of preserving the role of cash in determining who gets out of jail was quashed late Thursday, as House Speaker Michael E. Busch ruled out bringing to the House floor a bill that would do so. Busch said his Democratic leadership team polled the party caucus and found there were not enough…

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Bail Reform Legislation Moves through Annapolis

Bail Reform Legislation Moves through Annapolis

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland members, state officials and community leaders convened for a two-part meeting dedicated to delving into dueling bail reform bills. Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince George’s, introduced House Bill 1390, strongly supported by the Rev. Todd Yeary of the National Action Network; Del. Curt Anderson, D-Baltimore City, introduced House Bill 1215, strongly supported by J. Howard Henderson of the Greater Baltimore Urban…

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Diversity Issues Threaten to Derail Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Program

Diversity Issues Threaten to Derail Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Program

September 10th, 2016 Published by NCV Newswire   The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), formed in 2013, was renamed in 2015 to honor Natalie LaPrade, who died of kidney cancer in 2010. Her daughter, Baltimore City Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, helped push forth the legislation that created the medical cannabis program because she believed that her mother’s life would have been improved with access to medical cannabis.   Following…

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You unlock this door with the key of imagination

You unlock this door with the key of imagination

We got a right to pick a little fight, Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us, he’s gotta fight with me! We’re not a one to saddle up and run, Bonanza! Anyone of us who starts a little fuss knows he can count on me! One for four, four for one, this we guarantee. We got a right to pick a little fight, Bonanza! If…

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When it was hopeless a decision is what you need

When it was hopeless a decision is what you need

We never thought of findin’ a place where we belong. Don’t have to stand alone, we’ll never let you fall. Don’t need permission to decide what you believe. You gotta learn something when we meet you after school. I said jump, down on Jump Street. I said jump, down on Jump Street. Your friends will be there when your back is to the wall. You’ll…

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Who can turn the world on with her smile

Who can turn the world on with her smile

There once was a story about a man who could turn invisible. I thought it was only a story… until it happened to me. Ok, so here’s how it works: there’s this stuff called Quicksilver that can bend light. Some scientist made it into a synthetic gland, and that’s where I came in. See, I was facing life in prison and they were looking for…

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