Protesters in Baltimore Collapse Christopher Columbus Statue


Protesters in Baltimore celebrated Independence Day by taking down a statue of Spanish Explorer Christopher Columbus. Protesters fashioned a rope around the large statue and pulled it down ultimately launching it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. According to the Baltimore Sun newspaper, the activists were protesting in favor of police reform. Local reporters posted a video […]

President Trump Renews Call for Stop And Frisk Policy in Major Black Cities

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In a town hall style interview on Fox News, President Trump claims that stop and frisk policy would help major cities decrease crime. Speaking with Sean Hannity, Trump name dropped Oakland, Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore as cities that have more crime than Honduras and Afghanistan. “Everybody gets upset when I say that they say ‘oh […]

DDm is True to His Baltimore Self in ‘PULL UP’ Video


View this post on Instagram Tomorrow my visual for ‘PULL UP’ premieres. It shows a different side of me I used to run from. I used to try to be so polished and industry that I forgot the charms of being rough around the edges from Baltimore City. Thanks to @karn_nabi_and_colossus for letting me dress […]

Elijah Cummings’ Widow Plans to Run for Husband’s Vacated Seat


Congressman Elijah Cummings’ wife announced on Monday that she plans to run for her husband’s vacated congressional seat in the 7th District of Maryland. May Rockeymoore Cummings who is the widow of the Baltimore Congressman told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC that Congressman Cummings wanted her to continue the fight. “I believe very strongly that I […]

Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence Because of Book Scandal


Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced that she will be taking an “indefinite leave of absence,” in an official statement from her office announced Monday, due to an ongoing battle with pneumonia. The timing of the announcement is quite interesting because the Mayor facing a scandal over a major purchase of children’s books, she wrote […]

Nike Celebrates Baltimore with ‘Home & Away’ Air Max 95 Collection


Baltimore is shown love with Nike’s launch of the “Home & Away” collection, exclusively available at Foot Locker. The new colorways attached to the Nike Air Max 95 feature a “Home” and “Away” style that are available to fans beginning March 15. The “Home” design features a dominant red, accented by a white midsole and […]

CIAA Basketball Weekend Leaving Charlotte For Baltimore in 2021


The CIAA has announced that Baltimore will now be the official home of the  2021-2023 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. The city beats out Charlotte, NC, and Norfolk, VA who were among the finalists. #Breaking: The #CIAA Tournament is heading north. An announcement is expected this week, but here's what to expect. — HBCU […]

Bike Life and Hip-Hop: Introducing ‘Holeshot Fetty’

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Looking at the visuals presented in Hip-Hop today, you may spot a few dirt bikes or all-terrain vehicles. Some may look at this as just a fad or the trendy thing to do —  Supreme and Fox Racing dropping a collab this week is a great example — but unbeknownst to many, bike life and Hip-Hop […]

Two Baltimore Detectives Found Guilty in Conspiracy Case

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Words by Darralyn Buford 2 Baltimore, MD Police were found guilty on Monday in a robbery and racketeering corruption case that is being considered one of the biggest conspiracy cases the city’s history, according to the Baltimore Sun. Detectives, Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were two members of the Gun Trace Task Force, a unit […]

Baltimore Officer Faces Max of 3 Years in Prison for Evidence Tampering


The Baltimore police officer who was caught on his body worn camera planting drugs at a crime scene has been indicted and brought up on charges for fabricating physical evidence. The viral video that created massive outrage shows the officer planting a bag of drugs at the crime scene and then later coming back to […]

Dru Hill Releases Christmas EP, ‘Christmas in Baltimore’

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Multi-platinum recording group, Dru Hill, announced the upcoming release of their first full Christmas EP, Christmas in Baltimore. The 8-track project was produced by Grammy award-winning writer/producer Troy Taylor of Songbook Entertainment on their signature label, Dru Hill Entertainment, and will be distributed by Empire Distribution Friday, November 24. Christmas in Baltimore marks Dru Hill’s […]

Police “Not Sure” If Body Cameras Recorded Shooting of Korryn Gaines & Her Son

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Baltimore County Police say that they fatally shot an armed Black woman on Monday [August 1] after an hours-long standoff in which she allegedly pointed a shotgun at them, threatening to kill them inside a Randallstown apartment. It was a 23-year old Korryn Gaines who was shot dead by law enforcement while her 5-year-old son was hospitalized with gunshot […]

Police Fatally Shoot Baltimore Woman With 5 Year Old Son In Her Arms

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Baltimore resident Korryn Gaines was shot and killed by Baltimore police yesterday [Monday, August 1] after an hour long standoff at her apartment in Randallstown. Baltimore police appeared at the 23-year-old’s apartment to serve an arrest warrant for Gaines and another man who lived in her home as well. Gaines was wanted for charges that included […]

FKA Twigs Is Hosting A Free Dance Workshop In Baltimore

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Artist FKA Twigs is offering her Baltimore fans the opportunity of a lifetime. Known for her elegant-but-eccentric dancing, Twigs is always a delight to watch perform. Taking elements from multiple forms of dance like ballet and vogueing while adding her own personal twist, you never know what you’ll get from the 28-year-old singer. An obvious […]

Teen Shot By Baltimore Police For Carrying ‘Replica Gun’

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On Wednesday [April 28], the anniversary of mass protests caused by Freddie Gray‘s killing by police, Baltimore cops shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica handgun, according to Al Jazeera. Two officers saw a teenager carrying what looked like a firearm, and they identified themselves and chased after the teen when he ran, […]

Freddie Gray 2016: No Justice, No Peace

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This story first appeared in our 2016 Sports, Culture and Women in Hip Hop Issue, on newsstands now featuring our Yo Gotti and Hip Hop & Hollywood covers. Almost a year since the police-related death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, authorities in Baltimore City are gearing up for more trials and potential tribulations. The word “riot” hasn’t […]