White House Applauds Baltimore Mom For Beating on Riotous Son

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… » 4/29/15 6:30pm Wednesday 6:30pm

Geraldo Rivera, Don Lemon & the Media's Race to the Bottom in Baltimore

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… » 4/29/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

Father of Drunk Driver Blames 'Lack of Fathers' For Baltimore Riots

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. » 4/28/15 1:50pm Tuesday 1:50pm

Watch This Video of Baltimore Gang Members Explaining Their Truce

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… » 4/28/15 12:50pm Tuesday 12:50pm

Why Can't Baltimore's Black Female Mayor Stop Saying 'Thug'?

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… » 4/28/15 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

Adnan Syed's Murder Case Is Headed to Appeals Court in January

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… » 12/01/14 2:30pm 12/01/14 2:30pm

Is This Baltimore Sublet the Cutest Craigslist Ad of All Time?

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… » 6/10/13 8:30pm 6/10/13 8:30pm

Baltimore's Crisis Pregnancy Centers May Be in Trouble

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… » 8/15/12 7:10pm 8/15/12 7:10pm