In 2010, Baltimore resident Jovonne Walker was a party planner and a nurse. She and her husband, Jamal, planned three parties over one weekend and had $43,000 in cash on hand that her husband was taking to the bank around 11 a.m. As Jamal stopped to talk to his friends, Baltimore City Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and his…
In a move that may finally break up the stronghold of protection that blankets police officers when accused of brutality or death, the city of Baltimore has instated a new policy that may make officers liable for payouts to victims.
The mother of the 22-year-old patient dumped in the street in subfreezing temperatures after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital has spoken out, saying that she wanted to clear the record about her daughter, who she says suffers from mental illness.
HBO’s The Wire signed off a decade ago this coming March. Eclipsed in popularity by mainstream shows Sex and the City and The Sopranos on the same network, the Baltimore-set crime drama never received any major television awards, and the showrunners struggled at times to actually complete its five seasons. (Note: if…
With the number of lethal and nonlethal shootings, robberies and assaults on the rise in Baltimore, police and government officials are clamoring for ways to make sense of what is happening. But even with public finger-pointing and posturing, there still isn’t a consensus about who should be blamed for the current…
I flew in to Baltimore this morning to speak at Morgan State University later today. But enough about that! I need to tell y’all about this meal I literally just finished eating, because I’m sitting here by myself and I need to tell someone about this shit!
A scarred brown palm flew in the air. A squeaky preteen voice followed: “Can you tell me how to cope with suicidal thoughts? Because sometimes I just don’t wanna be here anymore.”
As the number of homicides in Baltimore this year climbs past 300 and the city’s Police Department remains embroiled in scandal, with officers caught on camera planting evidence and eight others facing federal racketeering charges, fed-up Baltimore City residents have decided to take matters into their own hands.
Allegedly, racism is the purview of po’ white trash. You know, those uneducated bastards who love monster trucking, Paula Deen biscuits, Confederate flags and “Lock Her Up” T-shirts for a quick run to the Piggly Wiggly. These folks have more guns than teeth (dental benefits seem to have a direct correlation with how…
Marilyn Mosby is fighting new battles. She’s used to that. The Baltimore prosecutor—an African-American woman, putting her among the 1 percent of all elected prosecutors in the nation who are women of color—made a name for herself by doing what shouldn’t have been considered remarkable: prosecuting six police officers…
My favorite season of The Wire was the fourth one, during which the series followed the lives of Baltimore middle-schoolers Dukie (Jermaine Crawford), Michael (Tristan Wilds), Randy (Maestro Harrell) and Namond (Julito McCullum).
A Baltimore woman was forcibly removed from her Southwest flight headed from Baltimore to Los Angeles after she stated that she had a dog allergy.
Spoiler alert: If you happen to film a police officer killing a black person, the cops might not like it. That’s one of the not-so-surprising revelations from a new documentary set to premiere this month.
On the totem pole of society, black girls are distributed at the bottom. The magic within us is an unmatched recipe consisting of our resilience, perseverance and love. No matter the adversity and hate hurled at us, we rise from the ashes like an intoxicating phoenix. And this is the feeling you’ll get while watching …
Baltimore took quick action after showing its hand, removing Confederate statues across the city in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, just one day after voting on the issue.
Baltimore police have once again gotten their hands caught in the proverbial cookie jar—that is, on video—“manufacturing evidence,” as dozens of cases are being dismissed by the state’s attorney in the wake of a similar, initial video.
All hell broke loose and two people were arrested at a Baltimore City Hall hearing for a proposed mandatory one-year sentence for possession of an illegal handgun—a bill that some say will continue to exacerbate the mass incarceration of young people of color.
Black Lives Matter activist and Campaign Zero co-founder DeRay Mckesson will leave his position as head of human resources for Baltimore City public schools at the end of this month to focus on his podcast and activism.
Marilyn Mosby is under fire. On May 17, a coalition of law-enforcement officers, attorneys and community officials formed a super PAC dedicated to ousting Mosby from her position as Baltimore City state’s attorney, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Updated Friday, June 9, 2017, 12:59 p.m. EDT: Our sister publication Deadspin reports that the Baltimore Sun story on which our report was based is inaccurate. Cahree Myrick is not a national chess champion. Read the Deadspin story here.