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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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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Aug 14, 2019.

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop

A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son.

Vance Benton, who heads up Patterson High School in East Baltimore, wrote a letter to county officials about a July incident not far from his house, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Benton wrote he had never experienced that level of...

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...

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As Summer Ends, Tensions Remain High Between Black Community and Police

As Summer Ends, Tensions Remain High Between Black Community and Police

The third summer of our discontent is almost over.

The latest tensions started in Ferguson, Mo., two years ago; then came Baltimore last year, with Milwaukee the latest city to erupt in protests and upheaval as tensions continue to run high across the nation between law enforcement and black Americans living in some of the nation’s most racially segregated and poverty-stricken...

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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Jay Connor Jay Connor May 08, 2019. 24 comments

Baltimore Anchorwoman Gets The Boot After Questioning Black Women's Ability to Lead

Baltimore Anchorwoman Gets The Boot After Questioning Black Women's Ability to Lead

What’s irrefutable is that Catherine Pugh, the embattled former Baltimore mayor who recently resigned after a children’s book scandal destroyed her political career, fucked up.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Books Out the Door, Abandons City Hall Post

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has written herself out of her role as the city’s chief executive,…

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif May 03, 2019. 14 comments

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Books Out the Door, Abandons City Hall Post

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Books Out the Door, Abandons City Hall Post

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has written herself out of her role as the city’s chief executive, announcing her resignation Thursday after coming under intense scrutiny over the sale of books she wrote to those doing business with both the city and the state of Maryland.

Sorry. The puns are endless.

“I am sorry for the harm I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and the...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Apr 30, 2019. 10 comments

They’ll Pass: Baltimore Courts Deny Mosby’s Attempt to Throw Out Some 5,000 Marijuana Convictions

They’ll Pass: Baltimore Courts Deny Mosby’s Attempt to Throw Out Some 5,000 Marijuana Convictions

Puff, puff — hard pass: A pair of Baltimore city judges have denied Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s request to throw out some 5,000 marijuana convictions.

In a ruling Friday, Baltimore District Court Judge Kathleen Sweeney said Mosby had failed to show what “disparate impact” said convictions had on those found guilty. The judge also questioned Mosby’s reasoning in even trying...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Apr 26, 2019. 15 comments

Baltimore Man Killed By Neighbor After Order of Protection Request Was Denied

Baltimore Man Killed By Neighbor After Order of Protection Request Was Denied

On Monday, community members in Glen Burnie, Md., gathered to remember Tyrique Hudson, who police say was killed by a shotgun blast fired by his neighbor on April 15. But the story becomes even more tragic once you learn that Hudson was denied a protective order against the suspect.

The Capital Gazette reports that police responded to a call for shots fired, and upon their arrival found Hudson...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Apr 26, 2019. 7 comments

FBI, IRS Agents Search City Hall, Homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

FBI, IRS Agents Search City Hall, Homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

On Thursday, federal agents executed a number of search warrants as the investigations into whether Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh illegally profited from a no-bid book deal intensified.

CNN reports that the FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service searched the home of the Democratic mayor, an additional residence she owns, the downtown office of her attorney, and a...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Apr 02, 2019. 18 comments

Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite Leave of Absence Amid Book Scandal

Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite Leave of Absence Amid Book Scandal

Starting today, Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young will assume mayoral duties in place of the city’s mayor, Catherine Pugh, who announced she was taking an indefinite leave of absence on Monday.

While Mayor Pugh cites health reasons for the leave—her statement said she has been fighting pneumonia “for the past few weeks”—her office has been embroiled in scandal over a...

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