Black Towns, Established By Freed Slaves, Are Dying OutThe old people used to say that Sugarland, Maryland, one of the hundreds of all-black towns and communities established by freed slaves after the Civil War, got its name because its founders believed that "the women here were as sweet as sugar."
Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black CommunitiesNearly one in five African-Americans aged 20 and older have diabetes.
Report: National Parks Generate $1.37B In D.C. AreaA new report shows visitors to the national parks in the Washington area spent $1.37 billion in surrounding communities, based in 2011 data.
Storm Surge After Sandy Floods Waterfront CommunitiesIn Baltimore County's low-lying areas like Watersedge and Millers Island, flooding is a major concern.
Bay Pollution Trading Impact On Poor QuestionedThe impact on poor communities of cutting Chesapeake Bay pollution through credit trading is being questioned.