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A Father's Social Media Campaign Is Sparking Much Needed Change in Men's Restrooms A Father's Social Media Campaign Is Sparking Much Needed Change in Men's Restrooms

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.

At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End

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…

Baltimore Cop Suspended After Viral Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Unarmed Man Baltimore Cop Suspended After Viral Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Unarmed Man

A Baltimore, Md. police officer has been placed on suspension in response to a video of the cop brutally beating a man for allegedly refusing to show his identification, And, irony of ironies, the city has refused to identify the police officer.

Trump Effect: Spokesman for GOP Senate Hopeful Called Memphis, New Orleans and Baltimore 'Shitholes' Trump Effect: Spokesman for GOP Senate Hopeful Called Memphis, New Orleans and Baltimore 'Shitholes'

Remember when Donald Trump referred to black countries as “shitholes” and then tried to lie and say he didn’t say it and then Omarosa got kicked out of the White House and confirmed that he said it?

Universal Fan ‘Con’? A Conversation With Black Girl Nerds’ Jamie Broadnax on the Biggest Black Convention That Wasn’t Universal Fan ‘Con’? A Conversation With Black Girl Nerds’ Jamie Broadnax on the Biggest Black Convention That Wasn’t

Remember Fyre Festival, that “high end” event in 2017 that was supposed to be Girls Gone Wild mixed with Coachella but ended up being a millennial version of Naked and Afraid, with hundreds of people spending thousands of dollars to end up trapped on an island eating bologna sandwiches? Remember how, even though the…

Section of Baltimore Park, Once the Site of Trash Confederate Statues, Now Renamed After Harriet Tubman Section of Baltimore Park, Once the Site of Trash Confederate Statues, Now Renamed After Harriet Tubman

It’s never going to be a bad decision to rename something after renowned badass and “conductor” of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman. And following that school of thought, a section of a Baltimore park that was once the location of some loser statues has been renamed after the iconic abolitionist.

Watch: Baltimore Residents Are Organizing Ceasefires to Protect Their Communities

Baltimore was named “the most dangerous city in the U.S.” in 2017. But earlier this month, the city went for a record 12 days without a homicide, the longest in three years. And it coincided with the third 72-hour Baltimore Ceasefire, which began Feb. 2.

These Police Stole, Sold Drugs and Covered Up Killings; Now Baltimore Must Pick Up the Pieces These Police Stole, Sold Drugs and Covered Up Killings; Now Baltimore Must Pick Up the Pieces

In 2010, Baltimore resident Jovonne Walker was a party planner and a nurse. She and her husband, Jamal, planned three parties over one weekend and had $43,000 in cash on hand that her husband was taking to the bank around 11 a.m. As Jamal stopped to talk to his friends, Baltimore City Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and his…

Baltimore Cops May Soon Be Liable for Payouts to Victims of Police Brutality Baltimore Cops May Soon Be Liable for Payouts to Victims of Police Brutality

In a move that may finally break up the stronghold of protection that blankets police officers when accused of brutality or death, the city of Baltimore has instated a new policy that may make officers liable for payouts to victims.

Mother of Woman ‘Disposed of’ in Freezing Cold Says Her Daughter Is Mentally Ill Mother of Woman ‘Disposed of’ in Freezing Cold Says Her Daughter Is Mentally Ill

The mother of the 22-year-old patient dumped in the street in subfreezing temperatures after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital has spoken out, saying that she wanted to clear the record about her daughter, whom she says has a mental illness diagnosis.

The Wire, the Best Show in History, Ended 10 Years Ago and Changed TV Forever The Wire, the Best Show in History, Ended 10 Years Ago and Changed TV Forever

HBO’s The Wire signed off a decade ago this coming March. Eclipsed in popularity by mainstream shows Sex and the City and The Sopranos on the same network, the Baltimore-set crime drama never received any major television awards, and the showrunners struggled at times to actually complete its five seasons. (Note: if…

Baltimore’s Latest Plan to Clamp Down on Crime: Tricking and Trapping Youths Baltimore’s Latest Plan to Clamp Down on Crime: Tricking and Trapping Youths

With the number of lethal and nonlethal shootings, robberies and assaults on the rise in Baltimore, police and government officials are clamoring for ways to make sense of what is happening. But even with public finger-pointing and posturing, there still isn’t a consensus about who should be blamed for the current…

A Review of the Shrimp and Grits I Literally Just Ate an Hour Ago at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Baltimore A Review of the Shrimp and Grits I Literally Just Ate an Hour Ago at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Baltimore

I flew in to Baltimore this morning to speak at Morgan State University later today. But enough about that! I need to tell y’all about this meal I literally just finished eating, because I’m sitting here by myself and I need to tell someone about this shit!

‘Sometimes I Just Don’t Wanna Be Here Anymore’: On Black Children and Suicide ‘Sometimes I Just Don’t Wanna Be Here Anymore’: On Black Children and Suicide

A scarred brown palm flew in the air. A squeaky preteen voice followed: “Can you tell me how to cope with suicidal thoughts? Because sometimes I just don’t wanna be here anymore.”

As Baltimore’s Homicides Reach 300, Activists Call for Another Cease-Fire Weekend As Baltimore’s Homicides Reach 300, Activists Call for Another Cease-Fire Weekend

As the number of homicides in Baltimore this year climbs past 300 and the city’s Police Department remains embroiled in scandal, with officers caught on camera planting evidence and eight others facing federal racketeering charges, fed-up Baltimore City residents have decided to take matters into their own hands.

White Students at Baltimore Private Schools Caught Wearing Inmate and ‘Freddie Gray’ Costumes  White Students at Baltimore Private Schools Caught Wearing Inmate and ‘Freddie Gray’ Costumes 

Allegedly, racism is the purview of po’ white trash. You know, those uneducated bastards who love monster trucking, Paula Deen biscuits, Confederate flags and “Lock Her Up” T-shirts for a quick run to the Piggly Wiggly. These folks have more guns than teeth (dental benefits seem to have a direct correlation with how…

After Freddie Gray, Marilyn Mosby Intends to Keep on Fighting the Good Fight After Freddie Gray, Marilyn Mosby Intends to Keep on Fighting the Good Fight

Marilyn Mosby is fighting new battles. She’s used to that. The Baltimore prosecutor—an African-American woman, putting her among the 1 percent of all elected prosecutors in the nation who are women of color—made a name for herself by doing what shouldn’t have been considered remarkable: prosecuting six police officers…

‘Rise Up!’ These Baltimore Grade-Schoolers’ Voices Are So Sweet, They Will Make You Weep ‘Rise Up!’ These Baltimore Grade-Schoolers’ Voices Are So Sweet, They Will Make You Weep

My favorite season of The Wire was the fourth one, during which the series followed the lives of Baltimore middle-schoolers Dukie (Jermaine Crawford), Michael (Tristan Wilds), Randy (Maestro Harrell) and Namond (Julito McCullum).

Southwest Airline Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight After Stating Dog Allergies Southwest Airline Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight After Stating Dog Allergies

A Baltimore woman was forcibly removed from her Southwest flight headed from Baltimore to Los Angeles after she stated that she had a dog allergy.

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