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Hey kids! It’s sleepout time again!

November 22, 2013
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Hey kids! It’s sleepout time again!

Housing Our Neighbors, a community activist group of homeless people and their advocates, is camping out in McKeldin Square Saturday night to raise awareness about the fact that, well, people are still homeless. It caps off “Homelessness Awareness Week” and will be one of more than 100 similar regional campaigns set to take place...
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Man protests H&H Outdoors with N-word sign

August 9, 2013
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Man protests H&H Outdoors with N-word sign

So this happened: Michael Wiggins was outside of the H&H sporting goods store at 424 Eutaw with a big sign (pictured) for several hours today. Wiggins says that store personnel called him “a nigger,” as implied by the sign and per his Twitter feed, @bulldozermike: “H .and H CALLED ME A NIGGER..PROTESTING NOW IN...
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Heart’s Place Shelter Staves Off Closure

March 16, 2010
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After City Paper ran an article last month describing the financial plight of Heart’s Place, a small homeless shelter in Charles Village, things started looking up, according to shelter director Carol Berman. At the time of the article, it appeared that the emergency winter shelter would have to close at least a month early...
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Shelter From the Storm: Heart’s Place Shelter at St. John’s Church in Baltimore keeps residents warm through the blizzard but financial problems may close its doors.

February 18, 2010
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Read the accompanying web-only Mobtown Beat article, “The Mean Season: Small Charles Village shelter for the homeless facing early closure due to funding shortage” by Andrea Appleton.
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

November 28, 2008
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Further on, craftsmen with their tools laid out in front of them are sitting on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up for a job. I walk far into areas where rarely another traveler has been seen. My favorite visual moment of the day is when I...
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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

November 23, 2008
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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I meet a family of at least five who live on a big bed outside a shop which sells traditional Indian embroidery. The father is already busy with hand embroidering a piece of fabric in mesmerizing high speed while some of his children are still sleeping and...
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A Welcome of Odors and Body Bags: Kolkata, Part 1

November 13, 2008
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A Welcome of Odors and Body Bags: Kolkata, Part 1

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Kingfisher Airlines brings me safely from Hyderabad to Kolkata in two hours. We touch solid ground after night has fallen. The airport is nothing like the spaceship in Hyderabad. It has the beige and brown lived in charm of a Mexican cantina from the 50ies. There is...
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