Baltimore

One of the longest-running publications that also happens to serve a predominately Black audience is 'The Baltimore Sun,' and they've recently went public to acknowledge a past history of racism that's gone ignored for the newspaper's entire 185 years in print. That is, until now.

A Baltimore widow is suing the funeral home that handled her late husband's service after she not only discovered another woman had claimed to be his wife but also received an empty urn while the other lady was granted her requested burial.

UPDATE: BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said at a 9 a.m. news conference that a man was pulled from the debris shortly before […]

A federal judge on Friday cleared a planned pilot program by the Baltimore Police Department to consistently surveil the city for six months using cameras attached to airplanes. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett in Baltimore ruled against a grassroots think tank and area activists who asked him to keep the program from taking off, arguing […]

A Baltimore police officer has come under fire after a video shows him intentionally coughing around Black residents of a public housing complex. As the unidentified sergeant walks outside the Perkins Homes in East Baltimore, the woman behind the camera can be heard saying to him: “Hey officer friendly with the cherry cheeks.” The officer […]

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Baltimore Mayor Jack Young has pleaded with residents to cease the violence and practice social distancing amidst the coronavirus pandemic, after multiple people were shot Tuesday night. Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients, as the city confirmed its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday, CBS reports. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  “I want to reiterate how completely […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office. Catherine Pugh spoke through tears for about 10 minutes before […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Years before taking the office she’d resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.” In a 2005 self-published collection of poetry, the woman who would become Baltimore’s mayor wrote about her solutions for the city’s challenges and dream of seeing the community unite. Her verse […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Two law enforcement officers with a fugitive task force were injured and a suspect died in a shooting Wednesday in Baltimore, the U.S. Marshals Service said. One officer was injured in the leg and the other in the stomach, U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Lutz said in an email. Both officers were […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are deciding who the nominees will be to serve the rest of the late Elijah Cummings’ term in Congress in a crowded special primary Tuesday. Twenty-four Democrats and eight Republicans are on the ballot for the 7th Congressional District special primary. In the Democratic primary, one […]

Baltimore, Maryland has the highest STI rate in the country. According to statistics there are about 2,400 STI cases per 100,000 people, with the most common being chlamydia. The second city on the list was Jackson, Mississippi with 1,800 cases per 100,000 people. followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, California, and Montgomery, Alabama.

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Family and friends held a vigil recently for 21-year-old Destiny Harrison, the Baltimore salon owner who was fatally shot inside her shop last week. “She just wanted to do what she loved,” Raquel Harrison, Destiny’s mother said. “She wanted to do hair and be a mother.” “She was my first grandchild,” Juanita Burton, Destiny’s grandmother, said. “She gave me my first […]