Category: Baltimore

This 12-Year-Old Baltimore Chess Champion Exemplifies Black Excellence

A 12-year-old boy from Baltimore, Maryland has won the title of the first-ever national youth chess champion, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore City Mom Says School Dental Program Removed Child’s Teeth Without Permission

A Baltimore City mom wants answers as to why she was never informed about a dental procedure a school performed on her son without her permission.

Shanda Fleming says she never gave Beechfield Elementary School permission to pull her 9-year-old son’s teeth. And only said she told them he could get a cleaning. In total, the child had 3 teeth pulled.

Black Lives Matter Bank Card Designed By Baltimore Teacher Rejected By Wells Fargo

A Baltimore teacher said that Wells Fargo rejected her bank card design featuring the words “Black Lives Matter” and an image of a raised fist, reports The Washington Post.

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‘Fun’ Slave Song: Maryland Teacher Returns To School After Racist Assignment

A Howard County, Maryland English teacher returned from a four-day administrative leave Tuesday after telling students to write a “fun” slave song as part of a school lesson on abolitionist Frederick Douglass last week, reports the Baltimore Sun.

‘Fun’ Slave Song: Maryland Teacher Returns To School After Racist Assignment

A Howard County, Maryland English teacher returned from a four-day administrative leave Tuesday after telling students to write a “fun” slave song as part of a school lesson on abolitionist Frederick Douglass last week, reports the Baltimore Sun.

‘Fun’ Slave Song: Maryland Teacher Returns To School After Racist Assignment

A Howard County, Maryland English teacher returned from a four-day administrative leave Tuesday after telling students to write a “fun” slave song as part of a school lesson on abolitionist Frederick Douglass last week, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Tutor Accused of Slamming 7-Year-Old Into Wall, Fracturing His Jaw at School in Baltimore

A tutor in the Baltimore school system, who wasn’t properly screened, brutally assaulted a 7-year-old kid.

bs-md-ci-injured-student-20161130-001According to WBAL TV,  7-year-old Travon Grayson, a student at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, suffered mouth and facial injuries when a substitute teacher threw him into a wall while escorting him to the school’s main office for a disciplinary issue.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Seeks $30 Million In State Funds For Police Reforms

Following a scathing federal report, Baltimore is scrambling to reform its police force.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requesting more than $30 million to pay for the reforms.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Seeks $30 Million In State Funds For Police Reforms

Following a scathing federal report, Baltimore is scrambling to reform its police force.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requesting more than $30 million to pay for the reforms.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Seeks $30 Million In State Funds For Police Reforms

Following a scathing federal report, Baltimore is scrambling to reform its police force.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requesting more than $30 million to pay for the reforms.

‘Diamonds’ on display at Chestertown RiverFest

IMG_3121Two of the most popular art installations from last Spring’s Baltimore’s Light City festival, “Charlie the Peacock” and “Diamonds,” was part of the Chestertown, Maryland, two-day RiverFest celebration in Septemer. Funding for the installations is being provided by SANDBOX, ThinkBig, the Kent County Arts Council and an anonymous donor. “Diamonds” was designed by Associate Professor and …

13 St. Louis Suburbs Target Poor Blacks In Revenue Scheme, Lawsuit Says

It’s a disturbing story that many believe is widespread: cash-strapped municipalities extorting money from African-Americans.

Several plaintiffs allege in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday that 13 towns outside St. Louis County are targeting Black residents for traffic stops in a revenue-generating scheme, NBC News reports.