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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jan 18, 2020 at 01:30. 1 comments

Marilyn Mosby Shares Anonymous Racist Call, Calls Out Misogynoir During Solidarity Trip to St. Louis

Marilyn Mosby Shares Anonymous Racist Call, Calls Out Misogynoir During Solidarity Trip to St. Louis

The office of Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby released a voicemail this week sent to Mosby after she visited St. Louis to stand in solidarity with another progressive black woman prosecutor, Kim Gardner. The St. Louis prosecutor is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging city leaders and the police union have conspired to drive her out of office on account of her race.

The call...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Nov 27, 2019. 10 comments

3 Teenage Boys Were Wrongfully Convicted for Murdering Another Teen Over a Jacket. 36 Years Later, They're Finally Free

3 Teenage Boys Were Wrongfully Convicted for Murdering Another Teen Over a Jacket. 36 Years Later, They're Finally Free

Alfred Chestnut knew he was innocent, and after more than thirty years behind bars, he had faith that he could convince others to see it, too. Now, thanks in part to his efforts, he and Andrew Stewart and Ransom Watkins, all wrongfully convicted for the 1983 murder of a 14-year-old Baltimore boy, are free men.

A Baltimore judge cleared their convictions Monday after a review of the case, which...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Nov 21, 2019. 17 comments

Former Baltimore Mayor Indicted for Using Office to Enrich Herself; Donald Trump Curiously Quiet

Former Baltimore Mayor Indicted for Using Office to Enrich Herself; Donald Trump Curiously Quiet

A grand jury has indicted an elected official for fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy for allegedly using the power of their office for personal, political and financial gain.

No, not that guy.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors unsealed an 11-count federal indictment alleging that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh illegally funded her campaign and her bank account by concocting a scheme that...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 12, 2019. 5 comments

'I Will Continue to Press On and Fight': Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Announces Run for Late Husband's Congressional Seat

'I Will Continue to Press On and Fight': Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Announces Run for Late Husband's Congressional Seat

Baltimore was dealt a devastating blow with the unexpected death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in October, and as the city that Donald Trump once belittled as “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess ” recovers from the loss of its longstanding congressman, a familiar face has announced her intention to continue his legacy.

Elijah Cummings, the Longtime Congressman From Maryland, Is Dead at...

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Nov 02, 2019.

Democratic Party Leader Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Mulls Run for Her Late Husband’s Congressional Seat

Democratic Party Leader Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Mulls Run for Her Late Husband’s Congressional Seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, head of Maryland’s Democratic Party, says she’s considering running for the 7th Congressional District seat that was held by her late husband, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.

“I love Baltimore city, the counties of the 7th Congressional District, and the state of Maryland,” Rockeymoore Cummings said Thursday in her first public comments about her plans since her...

Oct 17, 2019. 21 comments

Elijah Cummings, the Longtime Congressman From Maryland, Is Dead at 68

Elijah Cummings, the Longtime Congressman From Maryland, Is Dead at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman from Maryland, died early Thursday morning at the age of 68.

Cummings died at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” the lawmaker’s office said in a statement, according to WBAL TV 11.

Cummings, who had served in the House since 1996, was chair of the...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 29, 2019. 5 comments

U.S. Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Accusing Baltimore County Police Department of Racial Discrimination in Its Hiring Practices

U.S. Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Accusing Baltimore County Police Department of Racial Discrimination in Its Hiring Practices

Something is amiss in the Baltimore County Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to get to the bottom of it.

From the Baltimore Sun:

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the Baltimore County government Tuesday, alleging that a written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against African American applicants.

African American applicants...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 29, 2019. 7 comments

Remember When Trump Called Baltimore Rat Infested? He Should Know Since He Tried to End the City’s Federal Rat Control Funding

Remember When Trump Called Baltimore Rat Infested? He Should Know Since He Tried to End the City’s Federal Rat Control Funding

The president of white nationalism has a tendency to talk badly about places where people of color live. He reportedly called African nations “shithole countries” and more recently, referred to Baltimore as “rat-infested.” Well, it turns out President Splinter was well-informed of Baltimore’s rat problems considering he tried to cut their rat-elimination funding.

For those who may have...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 14, 2019. 10 comments

Police Surveillance Request Rubs Baltimore Urban League Chief the Wrong Way

Police Surveillance Request Rubs Baltimore Urban League Chief the Wrong Way

Where to draw the line when it comes to helping the cops solve crime is causing some controversy in Baltimore, with the head of the city’s Urban League shutting down the idea of letting police use her headquarters as a spy post.

Tiffany Majors, president of the Greater Baltimore Urban League, told the Baltimore Sun she quickly refused to let cops use the activist organization’s hub to do...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 04, 2019. 21 comments

Ben Carson Takes Another Jab at Baltimore, Assumes ‘Young Men Sitting on Porches’ Are Unemployed

Ben Carson Takes Another Jab at Baltimore, Assumes ‘Young Men Sitting on Porches’ Are Unemployed

As somebody who used to rock a fitted cap almost every time I left my apartment, recently, someone asked me why I had inexplicably stopped.

“Because people treat me differently when I don’t have one on,” I said. “I could wear the exact same outfit and depending upon what’s on my head I’ll be considered either unprofessional, a threat to their safety or a potential business partner.”...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 02, 2019. 13 comments

Home of Elijah Cummings Was Burglarized and President Petty Responded Exactly as You'd Expect Him To

Home of Elijah Cummings Was Burglarized and President Petty Responded Exactly as You'd Expect Him To

Hours before our Imbecile-in-Chief took to Twitter on Saturday to unleash his latest diatribe on the city of Baltimore comes the revelation that the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was burglarized.

The President Was Up Early Rage Tweeting About Rep. Elijah Cummings [Updated]

President Petty, apparently tired of directing racist tweets toward the four congresswomen known as …

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 01, 2019. 8 comments

Trump Claims Baltimore Is Rat Infested. He Should Talk to His Slumlord Son-in-Law, Whose Charm City Properties Are Trash

Trump Claims Baltimore Is Rat Infested. He Should Talk to His Slumlord Son-in-Law, Whose Charm City Properties Are Trash

If President Trump was really concerned about the condition of Baltimore neighborhoods instead of tweeting about it, he could have walked from the Oval Office into his son-in-law’s makeshift suite inside the White House and told him to fix it.

That’s because Jared Kushner and Kushner’s family business, the New York-based Kushner Companies, owns thousands of apartments in and around Baltimore...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 01, 2019. 18 comments

Baltimore Church Gives Ben Carson the Boot as He Scrambles to Demonstrate What He’s Done for That City Lately

Baltimore Church Gives Ben Carson the Boot as He Scrambles to Demonstrate What He’s Done for That City Lately

Maybe Ben Carson reads The Root because just one day after Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. noted that Donald Trump’s apologist and only black Cabinet member had “done nothing for Baltimore” since becoming housing secretary, Carson hastily arranged a press conference in Baltimore to show off what he had done.

And then he promptly got booted off the premises.

As the Baltimore Sun reports,...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 31, 2019. 5 comments

Trump Claims the Blacks Love Him More After He Bashed Baltimore. So He Bashed Charm City Some More

Trump Claims the Blacks Love Him More After He Bashed Baltimore. So He Bashed Charm City Some More

President Trump does this thing that I used to do when I was a cheater. That thing is lying. But it’s not just lying, it’s a form of lying that isn’t easy to disprove. It looks like this: You make a claim and then claim that said claim is supported by hundreds if not thousands of people.

Example: “Girl, do you know how many women have called me begging me to break up with you so that they can...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 31, 2019. 16 comments

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Proves That a World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Can Still Be a Bootlicker

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Proves That a World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Can Still Be a Bootlicker

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, aka “Tethered Ben Carson,” is continuing his mission to undo the legacy of Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon.

Carson agreed with President Trump’s claim that Baltimore was a “rodent-infested mess” during his battle with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). Apparently, Trump was upset with Cummings for doing his job, so he decided...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 29, 2019. 8 comments

Trump Keeps Doing These Racist Morning Tweetstorms Because They Work

Trump Keeps Doing These Racist Morning Tweetstorms Because They Work

President Trump started out as the racist old man standing on his Twitter lawn yelling about the black kids driving fast through the neighborhood. Yes, he’s only yelling at the black kids, because he’s racist. With time and higher approval ratings, the further he goes into his racist bag; the president is becoming more emboldened, more sinister and more racist.

Raise your hand if you thought...

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Genetta M. Adams Genetta M. Adams Jul 28, 2019. 22 comments

#WeAreBaltimore: Residents, Mayor, Even the City's Newspaper Clap Back at Trump After Vile, Racist Tweets

#WeAreBaltimore: Residents, Mayor, Even the City's Newspaper Clap Back at Trump After Vile, Racist Tweets

After the president labeled Baltimore “a very dangerous & filthy place” that is “rat and rodent infested mess” and where “no human being would want to live,” the residents of Charm City and many others refused to let that slander lie and came to the city’s defense.

This all started after the president dropped a series of tweets Saturday morning attacking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, who...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 23, 2019.

Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

While most of us spend our birthdays guzzling Ciroc and gyrating on our exes, actress Rain Pryor Vane decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by announcing her decision to run for Baltimore City Council.

Best known for her roles in Rude Awakening and Head of the Class, the daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor broke the news on Facebook.

“A happy Birthday indeed,” she wrote. “Guess who...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jun 06, 2019. 6 comments

The Wire, 17 Years Later: Tray Chaney on His Upcoming Cast-Heavy Docuseries, Undeniable and the Reality of 'Two Baltimores'

The Wire, 17 Years Later: Tray Chaney on His Upcoming Cast-Heavy Docuseries, Undeniable and the Reality of 'Two Baltimores'
“World going one way; people another, yo” — Poot, The Wire, Season 4, “Misgivings”

On June 2, 2002, The Wire, one of the greatest shows known to man, animal and whatever lies atop President Tang’s head, premiered on HBO. “Timeless” is a word that tends to be tossed around quite liberally, but The Wire is one of the few works of art that truly earns this description.

Unfortunately, I didn’t...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 04, 2019. 19 comments

Baltimore Mayor Introduces Novel Idea to Curb Gun Violence: 'Put a Boxing Ring Up, Let Them Go and Box It Out'

Baltimore Mayor Introduces Novel Idea to Curb Gun Violence: 'Put a Boxing Ring Up, Let Them Go and Box It Out'

You haven’t lived until you’ve had your ass whooped.

Ask Cam Coldheart. Ask Fred and E. Ness. Ask Anthony Joshua.

It might sound absurd, but until you peel yourself off the floor with a compound fracture in your pride and a busted nose, you’ve probably been out here wildin’, acting like you’re invincible. But a well-timed ass whooping will humble you and cordially introduce you to the...

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