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baltimore, facebook memories, hbcus, howard university, morehouse college, morgan state university -

There’s nothing like a good ole Facebook Memory, eh? This morning, while logging into the ‘Book, I was reminded of a discussion I started on November 29, 2017 (a year ago), spurred by an episode of This Is US about which historically black college or university (HBCU) was the most well-known. Here’s an excerpt…


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Baltimore, Baltimore City Public Schools, Frederick Douglass High School, News, Top Stories -

The cell phone clip was filmed Wednesday at Frederick Douglass High School in the Baltimore City Public Schools district and shows an agitated student punching a Baltimore high school teacher in the face.

The post Viral video captures Baltimore student punching female teacher in the face after she’d returned from cancer treatment appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, KKK, KKK flyers, Living, Riverside, South Baltimore, Top Stories -

The Police department in Baltimore is investigating who’s behind series of KKK flyers encouraging white residents to join the Ku Klux Klan. The flyers were discovered in South Baltimore’s Riverside neighborhood early Friday, according to The Baltimore Sun. The flyers were lined along sidewalks along Belt Street and the surrounding area, the police said. It […]

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baltimore, baltimore diaper duty bill, changing tables in mens restrooms, donte palmer, gender roles in parenting, parenting, squatforchange -

Like many young fathers, Donte Palmer is eager to take on a greater share of childrearing responsibilities that have often been relegated to women—like changing diapers.


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The “Love You to Live” camp, on its face, seems like many other summer overnight camps. Designed to help Baltimore students who are in difficult circumstances or have already been through the juvenile justice system, the focus of the camp is to help students develop, connect to peers and role models who can support…


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Baltimore, Derrick Johnson, Gerald Stansbury, NAACP, News, Tessa Hill-Aston -

One of the most prominent and historic branches of the NAACP is looking for a fresh start after being stripped of its power. According to the Baltimore Sun, the civil rights organization has taken away its Baltimore branch’s autonomy, removed its local president, and placed it under the authority of president of the NAACP’s Maryland State Conference, Gerald Stansbury, […]

The post Baltimore NAACP branch caught in leadership controversy amid presidential oustings appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, Brunson League, Pro-Am, Summer Pro-Am Leagues -

BALTIMORE – It’s still 60 minutes to showtime, so it’s clear the steady stream of people flocking to the campus of Baltimore City Community College fully understand the benefits of being punctual. The early arrival at school – where Stringer Bell took a macroeconomics class in The Wire – assures the fans a chance to […]

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Baltimore, Department of Motor Vehicles, Marijuana, News, Pot, Reginald D. Wooding Jr, Top Stories, Weed -

Reginald D. Wooding Jr. is accused of possessing marijuana, a scale, about $15,000 and a loaded handgun in a car he hoped to use to complete his state driving test.

The post Baltimore man arrested trying to take state driver’s license test in a car with pot, gun and cash appeared first on theGrio.

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#blackonblue, Baltimore, Black on Blue, Gun Violence, News, Police Brutality -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. Baltimore City officials are calling on “millennial, minority, female, and ‘ideal’ candidates” to fill 90 officer vacancies in […]

The post Baltimore Police Department seeks millennial and minority candidates in new marketing campaign appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Baltimore, Gun Debate, Imani Holt, News, Parkland, Video -

Imani Holt was just 10 when she saw a neighbor get fatally shot by a triggerman riding a bicycle. The African-American girl from a gritty section of Baltimore was so traumatized by the drug-fueled bloodshed she refused to leave her family's apartment for weeks.

The post Black teens on Parkland gun debate: What about us? appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, Imamu Baraka, News, Rebecca, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus -

The University of Maryland Medical Center was found in violation of at least six major patient rights as well as other patient safety and hospital management regulations.

The post Feds charge Baltimore hospital for kicking out mentally ill Black woman appeared first on theGrio.

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Residents in Baltimore are coming together to talk about solutions to rectify a problem that has pervaded their community for decades—violence.

The post Baltimore residents highly concerned about the rise in crimes appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, HBCU, Jairus Lyles, Locker Room Talk, Men's NCAA Tournament, UMBC Retrievers -

Freeman Hrabowski spent the past 24 hours fielding piles of interview requests, clearing up misconceptions about the university over which he presides. On Friday, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history when it became the first 16th seed to beat a No. 1 seed […]

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#NationalSchoolWalkout, 'D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, News, Politics, Protest, Top Stories, Washington -

From Chicago to Baltimore to New York City-- thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the lack of political action on gun control. Here is #TheDownload for March 14th.

The post The Download | March 14: Black Students speak their truth on #NationalWalkoutDay appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, Harriet Tubman, News -

More than 200 Baltimore residents, gathered on Saturday, March 10 to dedicate a section of a park to Harriet Tubman on the 105th anniversary of her death.

The post Confederate Site in Baltimore Rededicated to Harriet Tubman appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, BenCarson, Gun Reform, HUD, International Women's Day, Netflix, News, Rachel Dolezal, Top Stories, Video -

Today on #TheDownload, Dr. Ben Carson has us questioning his priorities, Rachel Dolezal apparently has got more Netflix money than most black female comediennes, and the children really are the future…  

The post The Download | March 8: We Have Questions for Dr. Ben Carson & Rachel Dolezal + Children Are the Future appeared first on theGrio.

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On Tuesday, hundreds of Baltimore students walked out of class to march to City Hall in protest of gun violence.Students from both public and private schools across the city, marched together.

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Baltimore, News, Police, Police Brutality, True Crime -

Jurors in the case of two former Baltimore cops facing charges of misconduct while on the force, began deliberations today. Dozens of witnesses took the stand against police detectives Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl, both part of the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force. They gave varying accounts of the duo all of which point […]

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Baltimore, Black Panther, Entertainment, NAACP, News, The Download, Top Stories, Video -

Here’s today’s PM download for Tuesday, February 6th! Rotten Tomatoes’ score for Black Panther is in and it’s 100 percent. The film doesn’t premiere until Feb. 16, but the first batch of reviews are in and so far, it seems critics are more than impressed by the highly anticipated film. As of today, the website was indicating a […]

The post The PM Download | February 6, 2018: ‘Black Panther’ score on Rotten Tomatoes leaves us cheering & NAACP gets to work appeared first on theGrio.

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Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Malcolm Delaney, NBA -

When Atlanta Hawks guard and Baltimore native Malcolm Delaney learned that former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin was seeking donations of coats, gloves, hats, thermals and socks for students in his hometown, he swiftly answered the call. “Aaron is the guy who sets the bar, and hopefully all of the other athletes — or don’t even […]

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As an African-American explorer in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Matthew Henson donned warm coats with fur collars while braving frigid temperatures during his journeys through the Arctic to the North Pole. Many students in Baltimore’s Matthew Henson Elementary School are donning similar cold weather gear while attending class in 2018. We know about […]

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Baltimore, Documentary, Freddie Gray, HBO, Police Shootings, Race, Social Activism -

A better name for Baltimore Rising, the new HBO documentary on black life in the city after the death of Freddie Gray, might be Baltimore Stuck. To characterize the city as rising, as director Sonja Sohn does, might be a reach, given the deeply entrenched problems of its poorest residents. Baltimore Rising attempts to highlight […]

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Baltimore, Consent Agreement, Department Of Justice, Fraternal Order Of Police, Freddie Gray, Freddie Gray Case, Freddie Gray Death, Freddie Gray Investigation, Jeff Sessions, Law And Order, News, Opinion, Opinions, Police Brutality, Politics, President Trump -

The U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declined to seek charges for any of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray...

The post Why it’s not surprising the DOJ will let officers walk in Freddie Gray’s death appeared first on theGrio.

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Aspen Institute, Baltimore, Youth Sports -

Recreation officials in the heart of East Baltimore rarely seek advice from the young people they serve before deciding what activities to offer, a major flaw that is typical of low-income communities nationally and contributes to the large majority of youth who do not get enough physical activity. That’s one of the conclusions from a […]

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All Day, Baltimore, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Ezekiel Elliott -

On The Dan Le Batard Show on Wednesday, we tried to have some fun after a very sobering day in America. Pablo Torre joined the show, and we talked about fried chicken, MLS and Filipino baseball players. Take a listen. So do people want to remove all monuments of every white man that was a […]

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Baltimore, Bethune-Cookman University, Black Tennis History, Black Tennis Week, Chicago Defender, Hampton University, Lincoln Lions, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets, Wilberforce University -

When the American Tennis Association’s (ATA) national championships were first planned out in 1917, the founders wanted the event to be more than an athletic gathering. This tournament, though humble in its beginnings, would be a social extravaganza. Think Madea’s Family Reunion: Card games galore, the matriarchs and patriarchs assembling to discuss how far the […]

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Baltimore, Daily Dose, Dave Chappelle, Texas Longhorns -

Clinton Yates is not here. He’s currently watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to find clues as to how White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is only 31. The Baltimore Police Department, much like the professional football team in the city it protects, is quickly realizing the jig is up. For the second time […]

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Baltimore, Black Tennis Week, Druid Hill Park, Monumental Tennis Club of Baltimore -

If the American Tennis Association, the oldest professional sports league for blacks, was going to put on an annual national championship, it was going to have to show out. When executive committee members met Feb. 3, 1917, at founding father Ralph C. Cook’s home in Baltimore, they realized nobody wanted the championships to merely be […]

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