Tag: baltimore

U.S. Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Accusing Baltimore County Police Department of Racial Discrimination in Its Hiring Practices

Image: iStock Something is amiss in the Baltimore County Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to get to the bottom of it. From the Baltimore Sun: The U.S. Department of Justice sued the Baltimore County government Tuesday, alleging that a written test for police officer recruits was unfairly […]

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Remember When Trump Called Baltimore Rat Infested? He Should Know Since He Tried to End the City’s Federal Rat Control Funding

Pedestrians stop and take photos of a 15-foot tall inflatable rat in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street up the road from Trump Tower, August 14, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) The president of white nationalism has a tendency to […]

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Police Surveillance Request Rubs Baltimore Urban League Chief the Wrong Way

Photo: iStock Where to draw the line when it comes to helping the cops solve crime is causing some controversy in Baltimore, with the head of the city’s Urban League shutting down the idea of letting police use her headquarters as a spy post. Tiffany Majors, president of the Greater Baltimore Urban League, told the […]

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Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop

iStock A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son. Vance Benton, who heads up Patterson High School in East Baltimore, wrote a letter to county officials about a July incident not far from his […]

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Ben Carson Takes Another Jab at Baltimore, Assumes ‘Young Men Sitting on Porches’ Are Unemployed

Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein (Getty Images) As somebody who used to rock a fitted cap almost every time I left my apartment, recently, someone asked me why I had inexplicably stopped. “Because people treat me differently when I don’t have one on,” I said. “I could wear the exact same outfit and depending upon what’s […]

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Home of Elijah Cummings Was Burglarized and President Petty Responded Exactly as You’d Expect Him To

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Hours before our Imbecile-in-Chief took to Twitter on Saturday to unleash his latest diatribe on the city of Baltimore comes the revelation that the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was burglarized. The President Was Up Early Rage Tweeting About Rep. Elijah Cummings [Updated] President Petty, apparently tired of directing racist […]

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Trump Claims Baltimore Is Rat Infested. He Should Talk to His Slumlord Son-in-Law, Whose Charm City Properties Are Trash

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) If President Trump was really concerned about the condition of Baltimore neighborhoods instead of tweeting about it, he could have walked from the Oval Office into his son-in-law’s makeshift suite inside the White House and told him to fix it. That’s because Jared Kushner and Kushner’s family business, the New […]

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Baltimore Church Gives Ben Carson the Boot As He Scrambles to Demonstrate What He’s Done for That City Lately

Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein (Getty) Maybe Ben Carson reads The Root, because just one day after Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. noted that Donald Trump’s apologist and only black Cabinet member had “done nothing for Baltimore” since becoming housing secretary, Carson hastily arranged a press conference in Baltimore to show off what he had. And […]

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Proves That a World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Can Still Be a Bootlicker

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (2L) speaks before President Donald Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, aka “Tethered Ben Carson,” is continuing his mission to undo the legacy of Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. Carson agreed with President Trump’s claim that Baltimore was a “rodent-infested […]

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Trump Keeps Doing These Racist Morning Tweetstorms Because They Work

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) President Trump started out as the racist old man standing on his Twitter lawn yelling about the black kids driving fast through the neighborhood. Yes, he’s only yelling at the black kids, because he’s racist. With time and higher approval ratings, the further he goes into his racist bag; the […]

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#WeAreBaltimore: Residents, Mayor, Even the City’s Newspaper Clap Back at Trump After Vile, Racist Tweets

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images)) After the president labeled Baltimore “a very dangerous & filthy place” that is “rat and rodent infested mess” and where “no human being would want to live,” the residents of Charm City and many others refused to let that slander lie and came to the city’s defense. This all started […]

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African American Officials from the Obama Administration Sign Op-Ed Condemning Trump’s Racism

Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool (Getty Images/File) Considering Donald Trump’s continuous attacks against people of color and his despicably racist tirades—in both verbal statements and written comments on Twitter—it’s impossible to remain silent. Even before Trump published yet another racist Twitter thread on Saturday targeting House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings while watching Fox News, 149 African […]

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Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images for Lucille Lortel Awards) While most of us spend our birthdays guzzling Ciroc and gyrating on our exes, actress Rain Pryor Vane decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by announcing her decision to run for Baltimore City Council. Best known for her roles in Rude Awakening and Head of the […]

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The Wire, 17 Years Later: Tray Chaney on His Upcoming Cast-Heavy Docuseries, Undeniable and the Reality of ‘Two Baltimores’

Tray ChaneyPhoto: Courtesy of Tray Chaney “World going one way; people another, yo” — Poot, The Wire, Season 4, “Misgivings” On June 2, 2002, The Wire, one of the greatest shows known to man, animal and whatever lies atop President Tang’s head, premiered on HBO. “Timeless” is a word that tends to be tossed around […]

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Baltimore Mayor Introduces Novel Idea to Curb Gun Violence: ‘Put a Boxing Ring Up, Let Them Go and Box It Out’

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young speaks to the crowd after been sworn, during the 51st Mayoral Swearing-In Ceremony at War Memorial Building in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, May 9, 2019.Photo: Jose Luis Magana (AP Photo) You haven’t lived until you’ve had your ass whooped. Ask Cam Coldheart. Ask Fred and E. Ness. Ask Anthony Joshua. It […]

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