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, Money & Power

Pugh: Plan to Tear Down Confederate Monuments was to ‘Move Quickly and Quietly’

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 2:32pm

The vandalized base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

Mayor Catherine Pugh knew she wanted to rid the city of its Confederate monuments, she says. She just wasn’t sure how, and how to time it.

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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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Links

Thursday Morning Headlines: Orioles Beat Toronto Again; Hampden’s Accused NYC Killer Pleads Not Guilty; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 7:24am

GM’s Maven car sharing service launches in Baltimore – TechCrunch

Mondawmin residents reflect on illumination and safety with light sculpture parade – City Paper

Alleged White Supremacist Sword Slayer Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges in Manhattan – NBC News

O’s recap: Deep home runs power Orioles as Bundy stymies Blue Jays in 3-1 win – Baltimore Sun

Police seize hundreds of cartridges of THC oil in College Park – Fox45

Links

Thursday Morning Headlines: Police Say Baltimore Man Traveled to NY to Kill Black People; Fells Point Reflects as Pendry Hotel Opens; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 7:23am

In funky old Fells Point, girding for Plank’s fancy new hotel – Baltimore Brew

Hampden man took a bus from Baltimore to New York to kill black people, police said – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Co. Schools Reverse Policy On Heat Closures – CBS Baltimore

A VFW post discovers it has been renting its hall to white supremacists for years – The Washington Post

11-year-old boy charged after small fires set inside Walmart – ABC2

Featured, Money & Power

Why Is a Neo-Nazi Lawyer Representing Baltimore Police? (UPDATED)

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 10:51am

Photo via splcenter.org

The National Alliance, a group with which attorney Glen Keith Allen has a “long history.” Photo via splcenter.org.

There are many qualities that one might look for in a lawyer. For a Baltimore Police Department attempting to reinvent itself after being exposed for persistent racial bias, “not being a neo-Nazi” should probably have been the most important one. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Towson White Student Union Founder in Altercation at Trump Rally

6 Written by: | Friday, Mar 04, 2016 10:26am

That's Heimbach in the red baseball cap. Still from

That’s Heimbach in the red baseball cap. Still from WLKY.

Matthew Heimbach was one of the Donald Trump supporters who shoved a black protester at a rally on Super Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.

You may remember Heimbach from the white nationalist groups he led or founded at Towson University in 2011 and 2012. After the Youth for Western Civilization (an officially recognized club which organized a Straight Pride Day and scrawled “White Pride” messages on campus) was shut down, Heimbach formed the unofficial ‘White Student Union’ to walk the campus at night, looking for “black-male-on-white-female crime.” Read More →

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