Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday declined to say whether she hoped to see the trials of the officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray moved outside the city, adding "I have no dog in that fight."
As a black child growing up in America, receiving "the talk" is inevitable. Not the talk about where babies really come from, but the talk that brings you to reality—and that talk comes in stages. I remember walking home with my mother as a young child. She came to pick me up from my grandmother's house right off Harford Road and 25th Street and we walked down 25th, under the train tracks and to our house on Aisquith Street in East Baltimore. We began to talk on the way there. I can't
With the parents of Michael Brown in his congregation, the pastor of a North Baltimore AME church announced an initiative Sunday aimed at educating people on what they should and should not do when stopped by police
I am African-American. Each time a cab zooms past to pick up a white passenger instead of me, each time I walk into a company dressed for a meeting and reception directs me to the messenger entrance I am reminded. We have a problem. It's a problem that is not just about race, but also about social and economic class. It is about automatic assumptions made on first sight, with little or no rational thought.
I feel like my husband and I are in the midst of this never-ending war, the same war that my parents and my grandparents fought. It is the same war that black people have been fighting in this country since American slavery was first legalized. This war is simply to keep our boys safe in a society that devalues them, suspects them, fears them and often dismisses them. It is a war that I now fear I am losing.
Tens of thousands of marchers, including many from Baltimore, converged on Washington Saturday to celebrate the upcoming anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.