Featured, Money & Power

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Jumps into Maryland Governor Race

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 9:51am

Still via Global Policy Solutions/YouTube

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her candidacy for the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial race on Thursday. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore Will Likely Surpass New York in Homicides in 2017

2 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 9:21am

BPD chief spokesman T.J. Smith in December 2016. Photo via BPD/Periscope.

Baltimore has been having its worst year for homicides on record. Read More →

Highlandtown, Patterson Park, Real Estate & Home, Upper Fells Point

Baltimore Ranked One of the Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 8:50am

I can’t imagine seeing “Sixth Best City to Trick-or-Treat In” on a sign at the city line any time soon, but it’s no small thing that Baltimore was ranked among the best cities for Halloween candy gathering in real estate database Zillow’s trick-or-treat index.

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Culture, Featured

Matt Porterfield’s Latest Baltimore Film Screens Friday in Chicago

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 8:15am

Sollers Point

After a world premiere in Spain two weeks ago, Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield’s fourth feature-length film, Sollers Point, finally plays stateside. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Just Made History, Again.

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 15, 2017 10:40am

Johns Hopkins University researchers managed to deliver refrigerated blood on a three-hour drone flight across the Arizona desert. According to dronelife.com, it’s believed to be the longest medical delivery by drone ever completed. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Culture

“Racist Anthem”: Francis Scott Key Statue Vandalized in Bolton Hill

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 10:59am

Francis Scott Key Monument on Eutaw Place, pre-vandalism.

Is every statue of a racist a racist statue?

In the wake of a nationwide push to remove public monuments to the Confederacy, which prompted Baltimore to take down three Confederate statues and a monument to former U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney under cover of night, an elaborate monument to “The Star-Spangled Banner” author Francis Scott Key was vandalized in Bolton Hill. Read More →

Ravens Nation

Harbaugh’s Ravens Are Really, Really Good Against Rookie QBs at Home

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 9:25am

Courtesy BaltimoreRavens.com

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will face the Baltimore Ravens in his first road game on Sunday. And that could be bad luck for him. Read More →

Featured, Schools

“We Are DeVos-stated”: UB Students Protest Slated Commencement Speaker

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 10:01am

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

As could have been expected, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s invitation to speak at University of Baltimore’s winter commencement stirred up controversy. On Monday, UB students staged a protest of the would-be speaker with signs that read “#neverDeVos” and “We are Devos-stated,” according to reporting from WTOP. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Baltimore to Consider Giving Police and Firefighters a Break

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 11, 2017 8:31am

Photo via National Police Car Archives

Can a piece of legislation mend the broken relationships between residents, public safety officials, and the city? Read More →

Money & Power, Throwback Thursday

Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments Were Controversial in 1880, Too

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 1:45pm

Confederate Women of Maryland monument, one of several Confederate symbols in Baltimore.

Confederate Women of Maryland monument, one of several Confederate symbols in Baltimore.

Throwback Thursday highlights past stories that are relevant again.

Originally published July 22, 2015 – Baltimore finds itself wrestling¬†over whether to keep its Confederate monuments which are widely seen as tributes to a racist legacy. You may be interested to know that Baltimoreans hemmed and hawed over them when they were first proposed, though for different reasons. Read More →

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