Baltimore Riots

The city of Baltimore is slated to pay the family of Freddie Gray a settlement of $6.4 million for his unlawful arrest and death.

Last Thursday (April 30), Chance The Rapper lectured at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive & Research Institute. During the conversation with students, Chance touched upon a variety of topics including, Jay Z’s TIDAL, the recent unrest in Baltimore, Kanye West and more. The good folks over at FADER caught parts of the Q&A and have transcribed some […]

A police officer’s kind words during a period of unrest over the death of Freddie Gray touched many across Baltimore, who have for so long witnessed police violence…

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the subsequent protests that have ensued, Minneapolis legend Prince is set to release a song “critical of the killing of young African-American men,” a publicist for the artist said yesterday (April 30), according to CNN. Although the record is set to be centered on the current events in Baltimore, […]

Throughout his career, Lupe Fiasco has never been one to keep quiet when it comes to speaking out against the racial inequality felt throughout the African-American community. Yesterday (April 30), the Chicago native released the music video for his “It Just Might Be Okay” record, off his 2006 debut album, Food & Liquor. The visuals, […]

You’ve heard from Toya Graham, aka “Mom of the Year” from the Baltimore riots, and now her son is speaking out about his actions and why he’s thankful his mother dragged him away from the crowd. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Graham and her son Michael Singleton give their accounts of the viral moment. Singleton says […]

While disorder and racial tensions continue to simmer in the city of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, many rappers, including Wale, Joey Bada$$ and Meek Mill and have come forward to speak out against the current unrest in the city. On the 23rd anniversary of the 1992 L.A. riots, The Game penned an op-ed for Billboard […]

Earlier today (April 29), J. D. Williams, who played Preston “Bodie” Broadus on HBO’s crime drama The Wire, took to Twitter to recall being arrested in Baltimore, while filming the hit television show, according to Complex. The actor then revealed that many castmates— including Seth Gilliam and Andre Royo — were also arrested while filming in the city. “Wire cast members […]

It’s no secret. The word “thug” in the media has long been a euphemism for Black people, often used by those who fail to consider…

Despite its proximity to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland has been the center of economic despair and urban blight since riots rolled…

Baltimore still reals from protests that turned violent yesterday, which lead to a state of emergency with a curfew of 10pm. Check out some of…

The family of Freddie Gray held a peaceful and moving memorial service for the 25-year-old Baltimore man at New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning. Few…