May 25, 2021
How Danielle Torain, director of Baltimore’s Open Society Institute, fights disparities in COVID vaccine distribution
The Rev. Terris King is the pastor at Liberty Grace Church of God in Ashburton. He is one of the leaders of an organization called Act Now Baltimore, a partner with OSI that is helping people connect to information and pop-up clinics to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
May 25, 2021
Residents make trek to supermarket to demonstrate West Baltimore "food desert"
On Tuesday, a group of community activists and residents walked the more than half-mile journey to Shoppers Foods at Mondawmin Mall to raise awareness to the lack of a supermarket in their neighborhood.
May 12, 2021
Quest for a local national park honoring Thurgood Marshall moves forward
Rev. Alvin Hathaway Sr., pastor at the nearby Union Baptist Church, is spearheading the effort to create the Thurgood Marshall Center and said he had raised $4 million toward the project so far.
May 11, 2021
National Park Service considers including Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s West Baltimore school in park system
The National Park Service is studying whether the West Baltimore elementary school attended by late Supreme Court Justice and civil rights legend Thurgood Marshall could qualify for designation as a new National Park unit.
May 4, 2021
Baltimore schools see positive results in virtual tutoring districtwide
Baltimore City said it's starting to see results from its districtwide virtual tutoring program. It was put into place to help students recover from learning loss. Now, some religious leaders are hoping it'll continue over the summer and they're willing to help out.
April 24, 2021
Men lag behind women in coronavirus vaccinations, especially in Black communities
DJ Quicksilva was on the fence about getting vaccinated. The radio host, who lives in Prince George’s County, Md., had been eligible since January because he teaches at his DJ school in person. His doctor was pushing him to get the shot. But he did not trust a medical system he felt had too often fa
April 14, 2021
Closing the COVID vaccine gap: Small clinics at Baltimore churches and apartment buildings reach vulnerable residents
Joanne Bennett eagerly slipped off the blue jacket covering her right arm so a nurse could inject a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Bennett was all smiles, despite a dislike of needles, sitting in a chair in a community room of her apartment building.
April 10, 2021
Ark Church Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Baltimore Families
As the race to vaccinate Marylanders continues, one Baltimore City church is doing its part to make sure people in the community receive their shot.
March 13, 2021
Hundreds Getting Vaccinated at West Baltimore Community Clinics Saturday
More community vaccine clinics are being put together as the state is trying to make sure there is greater access to COVID-19 vaccines and that doses are going to those who need them most.
March 5, 2021
"Ensure the truth comes out": Faith leader supports hearing about troubled City school
Accountability, credibility, and transparency. That is the focus of faith leaders’ ACT Now Baltimore efforts geared towards City leaders.
February 25, 2021
Faith Leaders want to work with new city government in Act Now initiative
Bishop JL Carter of Ark Church in East Baltimore is one faith leader included in the grassroots organization Act Now Baltimore which is led by Rev. Al Hathaway of Union Baptist Church.
February 24, 2021
Faith leaders call for accountability from politicians
Faith leaders around Baltimore who have formed an organization called Act Now Baltimore announced the formation of faith-based hubs in each of the council districts as a way to hold politicians accountable and transparent in meeting the needs of residents.
February 23, 2021
City faith leaders feel ignored when it comes to COVID testing, vaccine rollout
Outside city hall on Tuesday, several reverends, bishops and pastors came out to push for change.They're all a part of Act Now Baltimore, a faith-based group to hold our political leaders accountable.