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July 27, 2016

Brittany Packnett Writes in The Guardian, ‘The Freddie Gray Decision Signals Black People Are to Blame for Their Own Deaths’

Last night, I stood in a jam-packed arena as a multiracial crowd chanted “Black Lives Matter,” following an on-stage appearance by Mothers of the Movement at the Democratic national convention. Irrespective of political affiliation, no one can deny the power... Continue Reading →

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Confusion Follows Dismissal of Charges Against Cops in Freddie Gray Case

In the West Baltimore neighborhood that bookended Freddie Gray's foreshortened life and far beyond it, the realization quickly set in. "Nobody is getting punished for it," said Medina Gaither, 54, a resident of Gilmor Homes who had known Gray since... Continue Reading →

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Crime Fighting

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doesn't understand the role of the federal government in fighting crime and said he misrepresented the city's trend in homicides. "He doesn't even understand the role of... Continue Reading →

Donald Trump Thinks Marilyn Mosby Should ‘Prosecute Herself’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had a critical suggestion for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Wednesday: "I think she ought to prosecute herself." Trump was speaking at a press conference in Florida at the same moment Mosby appeared in West... Continue Reading →

Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History Looking to Hire First Ever Beer Historian

Beer nerds may want to drop everything for this career opportunity. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hiring a beer historian/scholar for a three-year appointment. Curator Paula Johnson explains that the gig is a new position funded by... Continue Reading →

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Donation Need ‘Urgent’

There's currently less than a 5-day supply, group says The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it. "The Red... Continue Reading →

Judges Reveal Longlist for Man Booker Prize 2016

Two-time winner JM Coetzee’s latest book is on list along with little-reviewed crime thriller by Graeme Macrae Burnet A psychological crime thriller will compete with the latest novel from the Nobel prize winner JM Coetzee for this year’s Man Booker... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Fantasia Set to Release New Album, “The Definition Of…”; Debuts Triumphant New Tye Tribbett-Produced Song “I Made It” On ‘GMA’

Fantasia’s next album The Definition Of… is due out on Friday (July 29), and she’s on the promo circuit. This morning, she dropped by “Good Morning America” to debut one of the LP’s tracks called “I Made It.” It’s an uptempo, triumphant... Continue Reading →

In Fiery News Conference, Marilyn Mosby Blasts Investigators and Judge in Freddie Gray Case

Marilyn Mosby’s cases against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray has been by all accounts an utter failure, but the state’s attorney was nevertheless defiant on Wednesday when she announced her office is dropping charges against... Continue Reading →

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