While I am no legal expert on the details of the court decision yesterday or whether the charges against him and each of the other officers were carefully made or effectively prosecuted, nor a spiritual expert on the officers' motives, nor an administrative expert on Baltimore police training, one fact continues to remain clear: No one has yet to be held accountable for the death of Freddie Gray who was alive and well before being detained and put into that police wagon. That same fact still applies to almost ALL of the young African-American men and women who have been shot or choked or beaten to death by police or who have died in police custody --despite all the publicity about these police crimes. And that is why there is so little trust in communities of color for the police that are supposed to serve them and keep them safe.
Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial sta...
Baltimore Heritage offers more than a simple walking tour of the city's historical sites and attractive sights. On a tour I attended recently, I discovered everything from prominent old architecture to modern stories about redevelopment and urban renewal.
Watford is now a 20-year-old student at Towson University. She pronounced to the audience during her acceptance speech, "It isn't the fate of our community -- our our planet -- to be a dumping ground."
What's clear is that strong animal cruelty laws and dedicated enforcement go hand in hand with the elevation of public attitudes about the seriousness of these crimes. Each inspires and activates the other, and both are necessary to effectively tackle this problem.
Derick is passionate about the strange and yet loving Baltimore that helped to shape him as a filmmaker through Da Vision Pictures Studio, and allows the gritty streets inspire films that speak to the challenges that the young black men face everyday in their communities.
Co-written by Edsel Brown, State Economic Chair of the Maryland NAACP On April 27, 2015, hours after the family of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray ha...
In the months following the unrest, homicides and shootings increased while arrests plummeted. The year ended with 344 homicides, the highest per capita rate in the city's history. The majority of the victims were young black men. Has anything changed ?
As residents around the country engage in conversations about the future of our country, we hope that everyone discusses the health impact of decisions, and how improving the health of our neighborhoods will allow for a just, safe, and equitable future.
This Earth Day, join me in supporting this important initiative to connect every fourth grader with nature. I just took the pledge to help get Every Kid in a Park and I hope you will, too.
This April marks the one year anniversary of the 2015 Baltimore rebellion and the 48th anniversary of the 1968 Baltimore rebellion.
reddie Gray made me proud of my city, we all joined together for a common case and weathered the storm together. We showed the world just what was happening in Baltimore. Maybe much hasn't changed, but we are still here.
A few weeks ago, I penned an article expressing why I wasn't inspired to vote for Senator Sanders at that time. I felt that during his visit here to Baltimore, there was a missed opportunity to engage many of us who traditionally have not been a part of the process.
According to Harvard Business School's recruiting statistics, the most sought out industries by HBS graduates are financial services and consulting, together consistently drawing in over half of the school's graduating classes.
Baltimore can either preserve and build on its past or make a break with it to succeed in the future. These two competing visions for this shrinking Mid-Atlantic city of 622,000 were presented to hundreds at the Lovely Lane Church, the "mother church" of Methodism, in Baltimore.
We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?