While other celebrities such as Beyoncé, John Legend and Ice Cube have used social media to speak out about Freddie Gray and the protests in Baltimore, The Purple One has taken his support a step further by recording a new song. The tune, aptly titled “Baltimore,” was recorded at Paisley Park this past week. »
Killer Mike is directing some very necessary criticism at Geraldo Rivera and Wolf Blitzer regarding their reportage of the Baltimore protests.
Criminal charges will be filed against the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced this afternoon.
On Thursday night, Erin Burnett apologized for the wrong thing. Earlier this week, the CNN anchor appeared to call members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority “gang members” as footage of a Baltimore Town Hall meeting on Tuesday rolled. »
You’ve likely seen images of this Baltimore mother—Toya Graham, 42—dragging her masked son out of the zone of violent Freddie Gray protests: in the video, you can see her energetically walloping the 16-year-old, dragging him away from the action, and demanding that he take his mask off. Now, the White House has called… »
Since Monday night, the media has experienced various stages of awful and surprisingly awesome reporting on Baltimore’s protests. After barely covering the unrest at all on Saturday because the White House Correspondent’s Dinner kept them busy, Monday saw the media’s worst and dimmest cover a serious social unraveling… »
This morning I asked a Baltimore cop about the scene that unfolded at Mondawmin Mall yesterday afternoon, where a group of kids from the neighboring Frederick Douglass High School were met by a line of police officers in full riot gear as soon as they crossed the street. »
On conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham’s show today, senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul blamed the riots in Baltimore on “the breakdown of the family structure” and “a lack of fathers,” among other things. Rand Paul’s own son has been arrested three times on alcohol-related charges, including assault. »
The absolute citywide tragedy and outpouring of pain all over the streets in Baltimore last night was another breaking point in America’s attempt to negotiate and get out from under centuries of explicitly racist state violence, which in recent years has reached a fever pitch all over America but also, notably, within… »
On Monday night, protesters took to the streets of Baltimore hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young man who died following injuries he sustained while in police custody. Last night, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stood before news cameras, asking for peace and calling the protesters “thugs,” all… »
Last night, The Daily Show covered CNN’s horrendous coverage of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, which took place at the same time protests were erupting in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray. »
Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence at a state prison in Western Maryland, will see his case—as recently made famous by Serial—decided by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in January. It will be the second appeals process for Syed, and what his lawyer C. Justin Brown calls his "last best chance at… »
It's no secret that life in a big city is expensive and riddled with cheap futons. But what if you can barely afford an apartment that won’t even fit a frugal futon? Welcome to the millennial cost of living in 2014. »
Weird—I hadn't realized until just now how much I want to sublet a $250 room in Baltimore! If the marketing fairy is reading this post, hurry up and give the virtuoso who wrote this Craigslist ad a job. And if any of you are looking for a cheap, cute room in Baltimore, snap this one up so I can live vicariously… »
In a twisted story that doesn't sound unlike a "Prison Break" plot line, 13 female prison guards have been accused of becoming deeply involved with a national gang in a drug-trafficking and money-laundering scheme that was operated from inside of a Baltimore prison. »
Baltimore was the first city in the country to try to enact truth-in-advertising legislation against crisis pregnancy centers. The faith-based non-profits, which more often than not use deceptive means to try and convince pregnant women not to get abortions, are reeeeeallly good at defending their bullshit tactics in… »