Posts tagged "baltimore"

See Disney Princesses Transformed Into Velociraptors (Because Why Not?)

Also, learn about Baltimore’s amazing new health commissioner and an 87-year-old Hungarian woman looking to set a world chess record.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 22, 2015

Jay Z And Beyoncé Donated Thousands To Meet Baltimore Protester Bail

The Carters stay quietly involved in the Black Lives Matter movement; Notorious RBG tips her hand about gay marriage; in-state tuition is harder to get; new tree-sex drug “flakka” isn’t all that bad — all in Today’s Lady News!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 18, 2015

Adnan Syed Has Won The Right To Petition Court To Hear Alibi Witness’s Testimony

Asia McClain is that much closer to finally testifying as Adnan Syed’s alibi witness.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

Solange Debuts “Rise,” A New Song About Baltimore And Ferguson

Many moons have passed since we got new music from Solange, so this smooth, blissed-out jam, “Rise,” is a nice breath of fresh air. She debuted it during a surprise performance in LA earlier this week, though only a short clip is available. It sounds like vintage Solange — a nice combo of her Hadley…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 17, 2015

Prince Will Hold Rally 4 Peace Concert In Baltimore

“In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.”

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and problematic.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray was arrested by officers, before dying in their custody. Fox News reported that the man was shot in the back while running away from police (they…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 5, 2015

Freddie Gray Protests: Legal Volunteers And Medical Staff Arrested For Defying Curfew

In the wake of the continuing Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore, 50 people were arrested Saturday night for being out on the streets past curfew. The arrests occurred within 10 minutes of the curfew’s cutoff (10PM). Among those 50 people were several legal aids and medical staff who have been on the scene to hel…

By: Katrin Higher / May 3, 2015

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree depraved heart murder. The announcement was made this morning by Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, who said the officers intentionally put the young ma…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 1, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Garbage Lawmaker Wants To Kick Baltimore Protestors’ Families Off Of Food Stamps

Oh for crying out loud, people are just gross. Meet Maryland State Delegate Patrick McDonough, who suggested this week on a radio show, that it would be just lovely if the state could kick families who allow their children to protest the murder (yeah, it’s officially homicide now) of Freddie Gray.

Via RawStory:…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 1, 2015

Breaking News: Criminal Charges Filed Against All 6 Officers In Death Of Freddie Gray

Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, that his arrest was illegal, that he was not in possession of a switch blade, that ALL SIX OFFICERS involved in his death have been charged and a warrant has been issued for their arrests.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2015

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, including the recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The Washington Post, reporting on a “tip” from inside the Baltimore Police Department,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

The Media’s Obsession With “Mom Of The Year” Toya Graham Has Racist Undertones

As Mic notes about the inherent racism in all the attention, “The media loves Graham because she is acting how American culture stereotypically sees — and prefers — black women.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Baltimore: “Wisdom Isn’t The Point Tonight. Disrespect Is.”

Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a must-read piece on the events in Baltimore, his hometown, over the last few days, starting with peaceful protests this weekend and rioting last night, in response to the death Freddie Gray (his spine was severed) at the hands of police officers. 

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Baltimore Sun Investigates More Than 100 Cases of Police Brutality Over The Last 3 Years

In the wake of Saturday’s impassioned protests in Baltimore over the unjust killing of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police, The Baltimore Sun has released an investigation into over 100 instances of police brutality in the city.

Since 2011, Baltimore has paid $5,765,065 in settlements and court judgments on cases alleging…

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015

The Fashion Trend That’s Got To Stop: Too Many Fashion Weeks

Oh. Dear. God. Today’s news from the fashion cosmos? It’s the beginning of Fashion Week—in Baltimore. I wish I were kidding. Just like we had a few ideas about how to make the New York shows better, I have a thought on all of these regional fashion weeks: Stop putting them on! Sure, I sort…

By: Nina Carbone / August 10, 2009