Baltimore native and “Rent” actress Tracie Thoms returns to Maryland this month to perform a theater production that fuses the 5th-century tragedy with modern day issues of race and injustice at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Baltimore neighborhoods with the highest proportion of white residents receive almost double the funding in the’s city construction budget as those where black and other minorities are concentrated, according to a new Planning Department analysis of $670 million in spending over five years.
On Saturday evening, people from all over Baltimore—some coming straight from the Women's March in Washington—filed into Coppin State University's James Wheldon Auditorium, passing through the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising to see acclaimed actors perform dramatic readings of an adapted version of Sophocles' 2,500-year-old Greek tragedy "Antigone."
Brooks, a Methodist minister, addressed McDaniel College students Monday evening. Brooks has served as the president and CEO of the NAACP since 2014. He travels the nation advocating for justice and change. He has spoken on behalf of the NAACP following high-profile incidents involving unarmed black men from Michael Brown to Terence Crutcher and has actively embraced the Black Lives Matter movement within the evolving continuum of civil rights activism.
Morgan State University to present multimedia program that includes world premiere of "Mother's Lament," a work for soprano, chorus and orchestra about violent deaths of young African American men, along with video commentary by mothers who have lost sons to violence in Baltimore and beyond.
For all its gossipy, even-silly, TMZ-like tone at times, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" will engage millions of viewers in events that contextualize today's emotionally charged national conversations about police-community relations and race.
Baltimore native Anna Deavere Smith is back in her hometown to perform at Center Stage in part of her latest work in progress, which explores the so-called "schools to prison pipeline." It's titled "Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Baltimore Chapter," and one segment is on the death of Freddie Gray.
The A&E networks are devoting three hours of prime time tonight to a concert and conversation about race. It's a conversation in which Baltimore plays a prominent role as a result of the uprising following the death of Freddie Gray.
Attention has been focused on the deaths of unarmed black men since the shootings of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Florida and 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Deaths of unarmed black males at the hands of law enforcement officers have inspired protests under the "Black Lives Matter" moniker around the country.
The "Ferguson effect" suggests that homicide rates have increased because of police disengagement, emboldening criminals to commit crimes unhindered. Decades of criminological research suggest there is indeed reason to be concerned about the potential influence on crime rates of Ferguson and Baltimore and other highly publicized cases. But not in the manner suggested by the Ferguson Effect.
As officers face greater scrutiny than ever, we see body cameras as a way to not only collect evidence but also as a way of protecting the rights of citizens and the police themselves. We like that these videos could be part of a public record that would show a clear picture of what happens during an arrest or other interactions police have with the public.
As a Maryland commission works to establish state guidelines for police departments choosing to outfit officers with body cameras, law enforcement agencies in Carroll County are divided as to whether they would choose to use the cameras.
A racially diverse crowd gathered on the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues Saturday afternoon, taking turns giving speeches against police brutality with the still-boarded CVS that burned in the April Freddie Gray rioting as a backdrop.
After supporting police and providing security without significant injuries or incidents, Maryland National Guard leaders are fielding questions from their counterparts around the country, who are bracing for the possibility of disturbances in their own states.
The leader of a Missouri chamber of commerce with fresh lessons from last year's civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., urged Baltimore business leaders on Wednesday to push for policies discouraging "institutionalized racism and segregation."
Broderick Johnson, who has become something of an ambassador to West Baltimore on behalf of President Barack Obama in recent weeks, brings not only a background in addressing inner-city poverty and crime but also a personal history with the city that has become the latest focus of those efforts.
It pains me to see the tortured faces of peaceful protesters mourning the loss of another community member to the unreasonable force of police officers. I am further disturbed to see people with sympathies scattered across a wide spectrum, from supporting the protesters to defending the police at all costs, collectively distracted by "outside agitators" and their violent outbursts downtown.
Almost 50 years ago, an 11-member panel convened by President Lyndon B. Johnson investigated the causes of the 1960s urban riots and proposed intervention strategies for the federal government to transform American society into a real cosmopolitan canopy that included and protected all minorities as full citizens. Now, the Department of Justice investigative report of the Ferguson Police Department reveals the haunting and failed measures taken by the federal government.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days, and even though it has only been 197 days since Michael Brown was shot I wonder whether the #BlackLivesMatter movement, without a leader or a national manifesto, can continue
About 150 protesters gathered Thursday at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis morning before marching to the House of Delegates, where they declared their intention to regularly attend Maryland's General Assembly.