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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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Atlanta, Baltimore, Black Church, Jamal Bryant, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Pastor Jamal Bryant is headed to Atlanta to serve as head pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He is leaving Empowerment Temple, the Baltimore megachurch he founded 18 years ago. And is scheduled to preach his first sermon at New Birth on Dec. 9, according to the AJC. In an interview with the AJC, Bryant said […]

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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.

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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, […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Baltimore, Black on Blue, Marilyn Mosby, 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. The former Baltimore police officer caught on video beating a man has been indicted by a grand jury […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Baltimore, Brandon Scott, Homicide, Murder, News, No Snitching, Taylor Hayes -

For two weeks, little Taylor Hayes fought with all her strength after being shot while riding in the back seat of a car in southwest Baltimore. But despite the prayers for her survival, the 7-year-old girl died on Thursday and, according to the Baltimore Sun, her loss has outraged city officials and residents who have grown tired […]

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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.

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On Saturday, Carmelo Anthony revealed he helped 4,500 Baltimore-area students get to the Washington DC March for Our Lives rally. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward, who spent some of his youth growing up in Baltimore, set things up to bus kids who wanted to take part in the gun control protest. He felt that it […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Baltimore, black women politicians, Catherine Pugh, Gun Control, Gun Violence, News, Parkland, Politics, Video -

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, Baltimore Standing Together, Darryl DeSousa, Gun Trace Task Force, Marilyn J. Mosby, News, Police corruption -

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa is launching a program in which his police officers would be randomly tested on their honesty and integrity in the wake of recent scandals impacting the Baltimore police department.

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Baltimore, Joe Ehrmann, News, Sports, Under Armour -

Under Armour is stepping up to the plate when it comes to helping Baltimore's public schools upgrade their sports programs.

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Baltimore, Confederate Monument, Harriet Tubman, News, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson -

A park site in Baltimore that was once the home of Confederate monuments, will soon be rededicated to Harriet Tubman.

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Baltimore, Baltimore CIty, Catherine Pugh, Marilyn Mosby, News -

After jurors convicted two Baltimore police officers for conspired, some city leaders believe their guilty verdict can lead to city's healing.

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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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Baltimore, Derrick Johnson, Economic Empowerment, NAACP, News, Predatory Lending -

The NAACP is set to release their Baltimore Economic Inclusion Plan, a 35-page document detailing economic inequality in Baltimore (along with reports about St. Louis and Charlotte, N.C. as well) that they have been working on for months.

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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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