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Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis talks with community leader Genard “Shadow” Barr in the new HBO documentary Baltimore Rising. (courtesy HBO) In April 2015, a seemingly routine arrest turned tragically fatal when Freddie Gray – a twenty-five year old […]

Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’

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Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis talks with community leader Genard “Shadow” Barr in the new HBO documentary Baltimore Rising. (courtesy HBO) In April 2015, a seemingly routine arrest turned tragically fatal when Freddie Gray – a twenty-five year old […]

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Steelworkers divided on NFL protests

Illustration by Mike Konopacki Since President Trump called protesting NFL players “sons of bitches,” who should be fired on September 22, I have been reading dozens of Facebook posts on

Sister of slain nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, writes letter to Archbishop of Baltimore

The unexplained murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik nearly 50 years ago remains an agonizing mystery for those who remember the beloved nun. Equally vexing is the role the Archdiocese of Baltimore

Tupac Shakur biopic has Baltimore School for the Arts in the spotlight

Tupac Shakur’s biopic, All Eyez on Me, was released nationwide on June 16, 2017. The movie tells the compelling story of the legendary Hip Hop personality, who was tragically

Grand Jury needed for alleged crimes of Baltimore Diocese

“To the dead we owe only the Truth.” — Voltaire Notice to the Archdiocese of Baltimore (AOB): Three high ranking Penn State College officials were sentenced to jail, on June

Baltimore Archdiocese the focus of Netflix series “The Keepers”

“The Keepers” examines the unsolved murder of a popular nun and a related church sex abuse scandal and cover-up. Beginning on May 19, 2017, Netflix viewers will be able to view

Raped Black Male is a memoir of survival

Kenneth Rogers Jr. wants you to know that he was raped. The 32-year-old inner city science fiction writer’s work took an unexpected turn when he decided that his sixth book,

David Simon leads rally against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Author and the man behind HBO's The Wire David Simon hosted a rally Monday at the Beth Am Synagogue in Baltimore to protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban One

Marilyn Mosby stirs Baltimore Women’s March with shout out to Warrior Women

On Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2017, social justice activists held a vigil in Baltimore. It was in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, also being held that same

Edgar Allan Poe: U.S. Army veteran

On this Veteran’s Day, we present an essay about U.S. Army veteran and revered author Edgar Allan Poe and the effect his military service had on the rest of

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