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 →

Culture, Featured, Schools

A MICA Faculty Member Designed This Hard-Hitting New Yorker Cover of President Trump

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 21, 2017 11:09am

David Plunkert’s Aug. 28 cover for The New Yorker. Credit: The New Yorker.

The cover of this week’s New Yorker depicting President Donald Trump powering a boat with a sail that looks an awful lot like a Ku Klux Klan hood was designed by one of Baltimore’s own.

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Featured, Lifeline

How Many Hate Groups Have Put Down Roots in Maryland?

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 14, 2017 11:57am

Image via SPLC

The magic number is 18, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline, Wyman Park

Hundreds Gather at Wyman Park Dell to Protest White Supremacism Following Charlottesville Violence

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 14, 2017 9:50am

A peaceful protest at the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

A small throng banded together in North Baltimore’s Wyman Park Dell on Sunday evening, many to impart a forceful, resolute message: “If they won’t tear it down, we’ll replace it!”

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Lifeline

After Racist Incident Targeting Adam Jones, Orioles’ John Angelos Condemns Nation’s Intolerant Atmosphere in Letter

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4:34pm


Orioles COO John Angelos isn’t known for being shy about his opinions, particularly when the discussion involves Freddie Gray or Donald Trump. Yesterday, responding to a nasty incident involving racist fans targeting Adam Jones in Boston on Monday night, he ran a letter on the website for the progressive magazine The Nation condemning the “sickness” of racism across the country.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Orioles’ Adam Jones Endures Racist Abuse from Red Sox Fans at Fenway

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:20am

Jones in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/by Keith Allison.

Teams visiting Fenway Park in Boston know to expect some chatter from the city’s infamous fans when they come through. However, Adam Jones couldn’t have foreseen the ugliness he encountered Monday night during the Birds’ 5-2 win over the Red Sox.

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Featured, Hampden, Lifeline

Hampden Army Vet Indicted on Hate Crime, Terrorism Murder Charges for Killing Black Man in New York

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 9:42am

Photos via NYPD/Twitter

A 28-year-old racist Hampden resident now faces a terrorism murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old black man in New York last week.

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Featured, Money & Power

Maryland Congressmen Unite Against Trump’s Top White House Appointee

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 3:46pm

Steve Bannon, Courtesy The Telegraph/YouTube

Steve Bannon, Courtesy The Telegraph/YouTube

With President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet already taking shape, some Americans are excited, though many others are considerably nervous. Count Maryland’s own Sen. Ben Cardin, Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Steny Hoyer among those on the nervous side.

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Featured, Money & Power

Embattled Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald Calls it Quits

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 2:45pm

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

Under pressure from county leaders, state and federal legislators and even the governor himself, James Fitzgerald has agreed to resign from his position as Howard County’s sheriff by the end of the week.

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Money & Power

Howard County Executive Still Pursuing Ouster of Sheriff

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 10, 2016 5:41pm

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

Allan Kittleman in Howard County is still pushing for the resignation of Sheriff James Fitzgerald, and he’s now exploring methods beyond impeachment to make it happen.

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