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AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising...

Cardin Statement on the Acquittal in the Criminal Case against Baltimore Police Officer Nero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 23, 2016 CONTACTS: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524/Tim Zink 410-962-4436  Cardin Statement on the Acquittal in the Criminal Case against Baltimore Police Officer Nero BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the judge's verdict in the criminal trial...

Baltimore Prosecutor Disputes Conflict of Interest Claims

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to a motion from the lawyers representing six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The defense lawyers say State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has conflicts of interest...

Cop Group Supports Black Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case

The Vanguard Justice Society voiced its support for Sgt. Alicia D. White, who was charged earlier this month with manslaughter and second degree assault, as well as misconduct in office, and faces 20 years in prison in the death...

Atty. General Loretta Lynch Announces “Wide Ranging” Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught, big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject "one of the most challenging issues of our time." She announced a wide-ranging investigation into...

Baltimore Mayor Seeks Help from Justice Department

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced May 6 she was calling for the U.S Department of Justice to launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department’s policing habits. “We have to get it right; failure is not...

Thousands Expected in Baltimore Rallies, Now Celebratory

BALTIMORE (AP) A massive march planned for Saturday, May 2 to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a victory rally after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved...

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore Prosecutor Charges 6 Baltimore Officers in Gray’s Death

(AP) Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges May 1 against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney...

Baltimore Police Hand Report on Gray Death to Prosecutor

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police completed a criminal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and delivered it to a prosecutor a day earlier than promised Thursday, but the commissioner said his department stands ready to help the state's...

Black Lives Matter, Social Justice Now!

The Ujima Peoples Progress Party in collaboration with Coppin State University Urban Studies Program is hosting a statewide conference on May 2 to build Maryland’s first Black workers-led political party for social and economic justice.  Interested persons should meet...

The Young Come Out in Droves for Gray

Young people peppered the mass of supporters who flooded New Shiloh Baptist Church April 27 to help lay Freddie Gray, the African-American man who recently died in police custody, to rest. Twenty-somethings, teenagers, and even infants stood in the long...

Pastors Insist Gray’s Death Must Lead to Reform

With the nation’s eyes on Baltimore, local and national pastors presiding over the funeral of Freddie Gray insisted that Gray’s death not be in vain, but lead to substantial reforms. The funeral was attended by a large media presence—many in...

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