Unrest in Baltimore has an old MLK quote back in the news
Elected mayor in 1967, Thomas J. D'Alesandro III was inaugurated on December 5. While feted by friends and family, D'Alesandro knew the city's grim situation: the school system and urban renewal pro
U.S. federal legislation that protects individuals and families from discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, or advertising of housing. The Fair Housing Act, as amended...
On Wednesday, 11 August 1965, Marquette Frye, a 21-year-old black man, was arrested for drunk driving on the edge of Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood. The ensuing struggle during his arrest sparked off
"Nobody died during the riots ," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake observed Tuesday in defending her administration's response to the widespread violence and looting in the wake of Freddie Gray 's death,
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Even Geraldo Rivera's bodyguard had to step aside to let this young man speak his mind in Baltimore. Kwame Rose inadvertently became a viral sensation Tuesda...
Kwame Rose talks about facing off with Geraldo Rivera and how the Black Lives Matter movement truly hit home.
Kwame Rose, who challenged Geraldo Rivera, sees surge of unexpected support: ‘You should never hesitate to speak up for yourself’
“We can’t let this be a repeat of 1968," a city councilman said.
Clay Risen: The problems in America's inner cities can be traced back to conservative policies enacted after Martin Luther King's assassination 40 years ago
The Baltimore riot of 1968 was composed of black Baltimoreans lasting from April 6 to April 14. The riot included crowds filling the streets, burning and looting local businesses, and confronting t…
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At least 15 officers were injured and 27 people were arrested as crowds of young people protesting the treatment of Freddie Gray moved south through the city, setting fire to vehicles and at least one
When it comes to having healthy food options in a neighborhood, the racial composition matters.
Baltimore is the cumulative result of years of racially discriminatory policies and practices. Here's a round-up of the best structural analyses of Baltimore and recommendations moving forward.
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The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray's death last week.
Recent survey data from the Pew Research Center suggest that there are sharp divides between younger and older blacks on the issues of police searches and discrimination more broadly.
Only about half (55%) of all African Americans express confidence in the police to do a good job enforcing the law.
While Democrats held power at the state level in North Carolina, a coalition of white Republicans and African Americans controlled politics in Wilmington, in 1898. A group of Democrats sought to remov
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America w
For two weeks in April 1968, beginning in the dark hours following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the city of Baltimore was devastated by a series of civil disturbances
After a brief hibernation, law and order is coming back as an issue. And what does Hillary Clinton decide to do? Praise David Dinkins.
Polls suggest that voters are leaning toward Nixonian law and order.
(Baltimore, MD) – The NAACP released the following statement on the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died yesterday, a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being arrested by Baltimore City
When Vanita Gupta, who heads the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, announced the findings of the 14-month frederal probe of the Baltimore Police Department, she made clear that it was not
How history can heal a harmed city
Streets in Baltimore looked like a war zone early Tuesday after a night of riots, fires and heartbreak.
The day Baltimore planned to lay Freddie Gray to rest, the city went up in smoke.
Could Monday's violence have been avoided if police officials made better decisions?
Baltimore teachers and parents tell a different story from the one you've been reading in the media.
No evidence found that Freddie Gray's death was result of police who arrested him, probe finds
Broken Windows policing led to routine targeting of blacks for stops, searches and force. That included Gray, who was stopped twice in the same week without being charged with a crime.
No one woke up on April 12, 2015, believing it would be the date that would change the course of Baltimore history.
Years of socio-economic disparity predate the widespread violence and looting that has ensnared Baltimore this week. Residents say they have had enough.
Violent clashes between police and angry crowds erupted on Baltimore’s streets Monday afternoon and fires burned into the night after hundreds gathered for the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who w
Baltimore schools were closed and streets were quiet but wreckage was everywhere as the city reeled Tuesday from a night of tumult.
Damage from rioting in Baltimore over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is estimated at $9 million, a U.S. government survey showed on Wednesday.
It is such a Baltimore story, a story of hopelessness and despair.
Baltimore sees its deadliest month in 15 years after Memorial Day weekend violence leaves nine people dead, for a total of 35 homicides so far in May.
As smoke continues to rise above Baltimore, some are wondering whether the day’s events will prove as devastating to the city as the long and deadly ri ...
Last week, I met with a scholar of the civil-rights movement who was very worried about the first signs of trouble in Baltimore. At one point he looked up at me and suddenly said, “I’m very worried th
Part of our "100 Years: The Twelve Events That Shaped Baltimore" series