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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and the city council took dramatic measures this week regarding statues that have caused conflict in Baltimore. In the aftermath of the  “Unite or Die” hate rally that left one person dead, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling for the immediate deconstruction of four monuments. The resolution was authorized by Mayor…

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Recent shocking video of Baltimore Police Officer Richard Pinheiro allegedly planting bags of heroin at a crime scene was released by the Baltimore Public Defender’s Office. As a result of that video, the suspect who was arrested in January 2017 was released with all charges dropped. A weak narrative of Pinheiro’s defense of his actions caught…

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STEP is the amazing true-life story of an all girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. The film documents these young women learning to laugh, love and thrive—on and off the stage even when faced with the worst adversities. Rolling out sat down with the mastermind behind the film,…

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Since the death of Freddie Gray, police in the city of Baltimore have been under the microscope for a series of alleged injustices. Now, once again, there is evidence that Baltimore has a serious problem with dirty cops. The Baltimore public defender’s office released body cam footage from an arrest that occurred in January by…

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Baltimore-based megachurch pastor and “The Preachers” talk-show co-host Jamal Bryant was found in contempt of court for failure to obtain medical insurance for his child and failing to pay for expenses. A Maryland judge has ordered Bryant to reconcile his debt to the mother and child immediately. The judge accused Bryant of failure to pay…

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Henrietta Lacks was a cancer patient at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her cells were collected by researchers without her knowledge and have virtually revolutionized medicine and have been central to the development of vaccines, gene mapping and other breakthroughs. The problem is the immortal cells have been circulating via an underground network. According to…

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A tragic house fire in Baltimore has claimed the lives of six young children whose mother worked for Congressman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland. According to fire officials the blaze broke out around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday while the mother Katie Malone — a veteran staffer with Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings was at home with her nine children.…

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In an act of outrageous insensitivity and ignorance, a lesson on African slave life in America has resulted in outrage and a teacher suspension. An unidentified teacher at Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland was giving a lesson plan on the life of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. As part of the lesson, she gave the…

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Christopher Nelson is a senior assignment editor for NBC News. He has been a part of the broadcast television network’s evolution to a multi-platform content provider and has worked across broadcast and digital formats. In addition to editing, Nelson is also a reporter and writer. In a previous stint with NBC News, Nelson was a researcher…

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If there is ever any doubt that there is disconnect between the community and the way it is being policed Baltimore has to be used as an example.The dismissal of charges against all the police officers involved in the homicide Freddie Gray has now turned attention to the Baltimore City Law Department and one particular…

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The death of Freddie Gray while in police custody has resulted in a huge back pay bonanza for one Baltimore police officer. Lt. Brian Rice, who was acquitted of all charges in Gray’s death, will receive an estimated $127K according to Baltimore’s Board of Estimates. The cash “represents the amount of salary that Mr. Rice…

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A comprehensive list of political leaders, business executives, students, and community members convened in Baltimore for the four-day National Urban League conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. The theme of this year’s conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs, & Justice.” Baltimore experienced a tense year following the riots in response to Freddie Gray’s death,…

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Video of the police standoff with Korryn Gaines and her son has emerged. Gaines recorded the video and posted it to her now deactivated Instagram account. This video shows her questioning the child as police stand ready to storm the apartment. Gaines was killed and her son was injured.    

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A police standoff with a Black mother played out tragically with the death of Korryn Gaines, 23. According to police, Gaines barricaded herself and her 5-year-old son in an apartment located in the city of Randallstown, Maryland in Baltimore County. When police arrived to serve warrants on Gaines and an unidentified male resident, the encounter turned…

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby held a press conference today regarding the dismissal of charges against officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. During his arrest  Baltimore police officers shackled Gray’s hands and legs. He was then put unsecured by seat belts and taken for a “rough ride” through the streets of Baltimore.The…

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The office of Baltimore State Attorney’s office have made a shocking announcement regarding remaining charges of police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Today at pre-trial motion proceedings for Officer Garrett Miller, who was the next officer scheduled for trial, it was announced that all remaining charges against all officers involved have been…

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Today, Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty on all charges related to Freddie Gray’s death last year. Rice was the highest ranking officer of the six accused in Gray’s death and was facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Earlier this year, officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson…

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Hip Hop Artist and Actor Common performing at 2016 African American Festival. (Photo by Jermaine Gibbs Crew Photos courtesy of African American Festival)

World-renowned performers, along with up-and-comers, speakers, and of course, great vendors came together in Baltimore this past weekend for two action-packed days of the 40th edition of the free African American Festival. Artists including Common, Mary Mary, Joe, Estelle, Angie Stone, and nearly a dozen others rocked the stage during the two-day festival at Camden…

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