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If ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Politically Toxic, Can Anyone Build A Coalition?

Saying “all lives matter” has become a political liability in Democratic circles, which says a lot about how influential blocs are shaping the 2016 political debate.

July 27, 2015
Riots break out in Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has replaced Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, citing “utmost urgency” to stop a recent surge in violence.

July 8, 2015
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley begins stumping as an un-Hillary candidate.

Martin O’Malley, Former Maryland Governor, Announces Run For Presidency

At a Saturday morning rally in Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, Martin O’Malley formally announced his run for the presidency.

May 30, 2015
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Martin O’Malley On The March From Baltimore

A native son of Maryland, O’Malley was the state’s liberal-leaning Democratic governor for eight years. But to me and many, he will always be the young, hard-charging mayor of Baltimore.

May 29, 2015
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How The Civil War Never Ended For Black America

By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement

May 19, 2015
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Fannie Mae Accused Of Neglecting Foreclosures In Minority Neighborhoods

“Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored company charged with encouraging home ownership, disputed the allegations.”

May 13, 2015
Cleveland

Waiting In Cleveland

Cleveland is waiting for the verdict in the trial of police Officer Michael Brelo, who is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

May 7, 2015
Freddie Gray, Baltimore

The Legacy We Could Create for Freddie Gray

The easy answer is just that he wasn’t motivated enough, just didn’t try hard enough. The fact is Freddie Gray was up against a deck so stacked that it likely would have crushed anyone.

May 7, 2015
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Baltimore Mayor Seeks U.S. Probe Of Police; Governor Lifts Emergency

The state of emergency is lifted off of Baltimore and mayor Rawlings-Blake seeks to ensure the city’s police department does not engage in egregious or criminal behavior.

May 6, 2015
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Toya Graham Simply Doing What Mothers Do

You’ve probably seen the viral video of Toya Graham, during last week’s unrest in Baltimore, using some rather pungent language and some open-handed smacks upside the head to pull her 16-year-old son out of the riot zone.

May 6, 2015
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Freddie Gray’s Family

Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.

May 5, 2015
Riots break out in Baltimore

Violence In Baltimore Wasn’t ‘Counterproductive’

The violence in Baltimore might be called political violence: illegitimate but rooted in the legitimate desire to petition the state for redress of grievances.

May 5, 2015
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CVS Plans To Rebuild As Baltimore Works To Help Riot-Torn Businesses

Looted and burned, the CVS store at Pennsylvania and North avenues was one of more than 235 businesses damaged in the violence that shook the city last week.

May 5, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Obama And Letterman — And Retirement

President Obama sat down with David Letterman last night, with the two discussing their plans for retirement. And it turns out that one of them wants to teach law at Columbia.

May 5, 2015
Larry Hogan

Riots Invoked As Lobbying Tool In Maryland

Hogan said Monday he has been too busy addressing immediate public safety concerns to make any policy decisions. “We’ve been kind of busy saving the city of Baltimore.”

May 5, 2015
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Obama: Riots Are Fueled By ‘Sense Of Unfairness And Powerlessness’

“Some communities have consistently had the odds stacked against them,” Obama said. “There’s a tragic history in this country that has made it tougher for some.”

May 4, 2015
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Protests Are Fine, But Policy Is Where Change Needs To Happen

Too often African-Americans have focused solely on protest — an important element of social change, but not the only one.

May 4, 2015
Martin O'Malley

O’Malley, If He Runs, Would Announce Candidacy In Baltimore

No Democrat is having a harder time moving away from the tough-on-crime ’90s than former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

May 4, 2015
Freddie Gray, Baltimore

Baltimore Curfew Ends; City Begins Return To Normal

There are still 3,000 Maryland National Guard members spread across Baltimore’s streets.

May 4, 2015
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Six Baltimore Police Officers Face Criminal Charges In Freddie Gray’s Death

At a news conference, Mosby announced that Gray’s death was officially ruled a homicide and that the investigation by city police and her office had found probable cause to charge all six officers.

May 1, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Baltimore, Gang Members, Peace, And Pie

Larry Wilmore sat down in a local Baltimore diner with some actual gang members to discuss their public truce and peacekeeping efforts in the riots.

May 1, 2015
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The Hurting City: A House Divided

Unrest on the streets of Baltimore is a tale told over again in American history. The Civil War’s first blood was spilled there in a scene that foreshadowed the racial reckoning the nation witnessed this week.

May 1, 2015
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Baltimore Police Give Findings Into Freddie Gray Death To Prosecutor

The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.

April 30, 2015
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Participants, Residents Reflect On Meaning Of Fanless Baseball In Baltimore

The MLB experiments with an empty stadium: If there are no fans to watch the Orioles and White Sox play, is truly a game?

April 30, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The ‘Thug’ Debate

Larry Wilmore objected to the use of the word “thug” as a possible code for another word.

April 30, 2015
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