The family of Freddie Gray–the latest national symbol of police brutality against Blacks–urged rioters on Monday to stop destroying their community in the name of their loved one. “Don’t tear up the whole city just for him,” Gray’s mother, Gloria Darden, said, according to NBC News. “That’s wrong.” She said she wants justice for her son, […]

The empty streets of Baltimore Tuesday morning mirror a stark contrast from events that took place on Monday after individuals took to the streets following Freddie Gray’s funeral, engaging in behavior that left 15 officers injured and dozens arrested. While many were fixated on the burning buildings and the national state of emergency the city was facing, a brave group […]

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 would have expected that after such an affair, just blocks away, would be a scene of unrest that the city hasn’t seen since the tail-end of the Civil Rights Movement. As the […]


Getting disciplined in front of your friends is embarrassing enough. Getting disciplined in front of the whole world? Well, that’s another story completely. But that’s exactly what happened to a teenager in Baltimore who was confronted by someone who appears to be his mother after he was caught in the streets during Monday’s unrest in […]

Hours after she was sworn in as the first African-American woman to hold the office of Attorney General, Loretta Lynch released a statement about the recent protests in Baltimore, vowing to monitor the situation, CNN reports. In a statement that condemned the acts of violence in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray — the […]

Following week-long protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore police admitted there were mistakes made in the 25-year-old’s arrest, Think Progress reports. Gray died of a severed spinal cord April 19, a week after police chased him on foot, arrested him, and placed him in the back of a police van. In a […]

UPDATE: 4:15 PM EST: According to ABC News, the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody from a spinal cord injury. Story developing… ———— Authorities in Baltimore suspended six police officers Monday after an inquiry revealed a 25-year-old man who died […]