From the death of Freddie Gray last year in Baltimore to the takeover of a federal building this week in Oregon, the language used in media to describe news events often becomes as controversial as the facts of what happened.
The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System announced Tuesday a local "build, hire and buy" initiative they said would boost their efforts to reduce the economic divisions in Baltimore.
About 40 people led by the Rev. Jamal Bryant briefly stopped traffic on I-395 Tuesday morning — — the first of what Bryant said would be "10 biblical plagues" unless state officials scrap plans for $30 million youth jail.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Sharp Street Memorial Church in Baltimore to honor the late state senator Clarence M. Mitchell III, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other local, state and national politicians.