UPDATE: 9:00 PM EST Following the burning of a local CVS store and heightened clashes, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in Baltimore and has activated the National Guard to assist police, NBC reports. During a Monday evening press conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the protestors “thugs,” adding that authorities […]


Following week-long protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore police admitted there were mistakes made in the 25-year-old’s arrest, Think Progress reports. Gray died of a severed spinal cord April 19, a week after police chased him on foot, arrested him, and placed him in the back of a police van. In a […]


On Monday morning, thousands of family, friends, and supporters attended the funeral of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore resident who joins many other young colored victims of police brutality. Gray, 25, died after suffering a spinal injury during an arrest at the hands of Baltimore police two weeks ago. His death brought support from other families who have lost loved […]


As protests continue calling for answers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose spine was severed during a police encounter, a civil rights group is planning to launch an independent probe, citing a lack of trust in law enforcement. The U.S. Southern Christian Leadership Conference will investigate the 25-year-old’s death, according to […]


In the midst of protests and backlash against the Baltimore Police Department after the death of Freddie Gray, another witness video has emerged. The new video shows the police van stopped just a block from the arrest site, reports CNN. Police stopped to re-restrain Gray after he was heard screaming in pain. The original video shows Gray with […]

ScHoolboy Q lived up to his stage name this week, as he was principal for a day at a Baltimore High School. The TDE rapper led the Maritime High School’s festivities for the day after they won Get Schooled’s National Attendance Challenge. The school’s attendance was raised 10%, so they were rewarded with the rapper coming […]

Ray Rice is finally apologizing for the notorious February 15, 2014 elevator incident that showed him punching his now-wife, Janay Rice, to the point of unconsciousness. The former Baltimore Ravens running back, whose $35 million team contract was terminated after the incident, thanked the city of Baltimore, as well as the Ravens, for their support during his […]

Aunt Viv said it best… As we embark on Black History Month, there are plenty of people, places, and things to explore and discover far beyond what we were taught in elementary school. And while we’re thankful for the history (albeit brief) we received in grade school, it’s up to us to understand that the […]

Footage from Baltimore’s Vanguard Middle School, showing an officer assaulting a 13-year-old girl with a baton, has surfaced – and it’s disturbing. The incident, which involved two other girls, left the young women hospitalized with injuries. The clip (above) shows Starr, one of the middle-schoolers, arguing with the officer. Moments later, her cousin Diamond approaches the situation, […]

A Maryland teacher is on administrative leave after she and a 17-year-old student fought in a hallway at Carver Vocational Technical School in West Baltimore last Friday. The student, who has not been named, was charged with assault. Students who witnessed the fight were able to capture it on video. From WBAL: The video, taken Friday and obtained […]

The city of Baltimore is gearing up to impose one of the strictest curfews in the nation this summer in an effort to curb rising violence. The move, however, is drawing some serious criticism from residents, public safety experts, and civil rights advocates. Opponents argue it won’t lower youth delinquency and police experts say such […]

Ray Rice has definitely landed himself in hot water. Saturday night, the NFL running back and his fiancée Janay Palmer were arrested in Atlantic City, New Jersey after an altercation that resulted in “minor physical injuries.” Clearly things were a lot worse than anyone suspected. Video surfaced Wednesday morning of the former Super Bowl champ […]