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BALTIMORE — An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO’s “The Wire” pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute heroin, caught by a wiretap in a joint federal-state drug probe of an alleged drug gang. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, a day before her trial was […]

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will sue Wells Fargo bank for preying on African American borrowers and giving them high cost sub prime loans. The Huffington Post reports: In an April 5 report to Congress, Perez’s unit said that some of these investigations would lead to lawsuits or settlements this year. “We’re a majority […]

BALTIMORE — The mother of a 7-month-old boy pleaded for the safe return of her son during a support rally held Sunday in Baltimore. “Put my baby somewhere safe and call somebody. He’s probably hungry,” the baby’s mother, Whitney McGee said. Ki’Yauhn Birch has been missing since Friday evening when he was left at his […]

Baltimore businessman William Lloyd Adams has died at the age of 87. Adams, who began his career as a number runner, graduated to becoming the city’s first prominent Black venture capitalist, bankrolling numerous black-owned businesses. He died of pneumonia last week. Read more at The Root RELATED: 15-year-old whiz kid graduates from Baltimore University

BALTIMORE-David Simon, the creator of the critically acclaimed TV series, “The Wire” has addressed Eric Holder’s request for a new season of “The Wire.” At a recent conference on the impacts of drugs and families, with “The Wire” stars Wendell Pierce and Sonja Sohn, Holder begged for a new season of the show. Both Holder […]

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ty Hobson-Powell made history Sunday when he walked across the stage as the youngest person to graduate from The University Of Baltimore, completing four years of college in two years. The Baltimore Sun reports: Hobson-Powell gave up a fledgling basketball career when he began college three years ago, commuted more than an […]

BALTIMORE — A woman who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO’s “The Wire” has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to sell heroin. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson entered the plea Tuesday morning during an arraignment in Baltimore Circuit Court. An Aug. 9 jury trial date was set. Pearson is one of 64 people charged in […]

BALTIMORE-The creator of “The Wire,” David Simon has written a piece in Slate Magazine about the recent arrest of Felicia “Snoop Pearson.” RELATED: Black Presidents in the movie theaters First of all, Felicia’s entitled to the presumption of innocence. And I would note that a previous, but recent drug arrest that targeted her was later […]

BALTIMORE Baltimore’s police commissioner, Frederick H. Bealefeld has made a harsh public criticism of the HBO TV Show, “The Wire” for the way it portrays Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports: “I heard all this stuff about, ‘Well there’s crime shows about L.A., about New York, about Miami,'” Bealefeld said. “You know what Miami gets in […]

BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore police say a man dressed as a woman has been impersonating an officer and conducting traffic stops. The most recent bogus stop was on Sunday, when police say the man stopped a woman and made off with her driver’s license. Police say the man was wearing knee-high boots and a shoulder-length […]

BALTIMORE — The search continues for Phylicia Simone Barnes, a star high school student from North Carolina who went missing in Baltimore last week. The 16-year-old honor student from Monroe, N.C., was visiting her half-sister when she disappeared three days after Christmas. Phylicia was last heard from Dec.28 via Facebook when she posted a note […]

Maryland — Carmelo Anthony’s Sister, Michelle Anthony has died at age 32 in Baltimore. She died of a pre-existing medical condition and leaves behind 4 children. Carmelo Anthony has left the Denver Nuggets to join his family. RELATED STORIES Four Reasons Why Carmelo Anthony Will Remain A Nugget Carmelo Anthony Says His Twitter Account Was […]