Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tag: baltimore

You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But …:...

Baltimore church officials told HUD Secretary Ben Carson he didn't have to go home, but he had to get the heck out of there...

Rev. Al Sharpton Unleashes on Trump After...

The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a scathing clapback against President Donald Trump after he hurled racist abuse and insults at the civil rights icon...

Acting Mayor: Baltimore ‘in Good Hands’ Amid...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return...

Baltimore Mayor Goes On Leave As Book...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over...

Marilyn Mosby Declares Her Office Will No...

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday that her office would no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, regardless of the quantity or an individual's...

‘It’s Like We’re a Forgotten Population’: Baltimore...

BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug...

Critics Warn Maryland’s Comprehensive Crime Laws May...

Criminal justice remains a hot topic in Maryland, where lawmakers agree that comprehensive reforms are needed, but they are divided on what shape those...

Activist Offers Support to Parkland Students But...

In the wake of the tragic shooting that left 17 people dead at a highschool in Parkland, Fla., students who survived the deadly massacre...

Is the Baltimore Housing Authority a Gateway...

There is little doubt the Perkins Transformation Project will transform the city of Baltimore. In August, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) selected...

How Guns, Poverty and Racism Led to...

Baltimore is in the midst of a record wave of gun violence. Following a recent call for a weekend ceasefire from August 5 to...

Crude Reality: How Baltimore’s Current Path of...

In the wee hours of the morning on July 6, 2013, in the idyllic lakeside town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada, something wasn’t right. Hours...

Baltimore Is a Case Study In How...

What are Black elected officials doing to help their Black constituents? What is the purpose and value of Black power if there are Black...

Joy Reid Rips Apart Donald Trump’s Misinformed...

  On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet The Press, MSNBC journalist Joy Reid tackles presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's recent comments proclaiming that heavily Black populated...

Actor Wendell Pierce Announces Plans to Invest...

Actor Wendell Pierce announced plans for a private residential venture that will return jobs to Baltimore. Pierce is best known for his role as detective...

Child Abuse Charges Dropped for Baltimore School Police...

A school police officer in Maryland has had felony charges dropped against him for hitting a student numerous times. Anthony C. Spence, 44, was charged with...

Baltimore Superintendent Launches Mentor Program to Counter...

A superintendent in Baltimore is investing in a mentor program for young men of color. WBAL-TV reports Dr. Dallas Dance wants to launch a schoolwide...

Many Low-Income Homes in Baltimore Have Lead-Based...

The Flint water crisis, and other situations around the country, have raised awareness about lead poisoning in drinking water. But there may be another...

Black Baltimore Students Protest Societal Standards with...

Students at a Baltimore high school ditched their uniforms this week in favor of traditional African garments. Titled "Formation Week" after Beyonce's hit single, the...

Maryland Governor Plans to Demolish Thousands of...

Should a blighted neighborhood be torn down in order to save it?  Apparently, the governor of Maryland thinks so.  In Baltimore, where people need...

#JusticeForFreddieGray: Judge Declares Mistrial in Trial of...

Baltimore Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial in the manslaughter trial of Officer William Porter, the first police officer to stand trial in...