Baltimore will be celebrating Henrietta Lacks Day.

Baltimore Honors Legacy of Pioneer Henrietta Lacks, Her Cells Led to Polio Vaccine

by #TEAMEBONY

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has approved a bill to greenlight Henrietta Lacks Day. Lacks’ cancerous cells were used without her consent by doctors in the 1940s... Read More

Hate Crime

Why Were Hate Crime Charges Applied to Burning a Trump Sign?

by #teamEBONY

Even though authorities in Princess Anne, Md., have dropped charges against two women charged with a hate crime for burning a President Trump campaign... Read More

Bail

Black Lawmakers Stand Up, Push Back on Unfair Bail Bill

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At least one group of legislators in this country is responding to the harm caused by bail situations that detrimentally affect African-Americans, similar to... Read More

Harriet Tubman

Legacy of Harriet Tubman Preserved at New Center in Maryland

by Donna Owens

Nearly two centuries after the famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born on a Maryland plantation, a new historical site bearing her name has opened to... Read More

Johnson

Styling Her Way From Homelessness to Salon Success

by Avis Thomas-Lester / Urban News Service

It is ironic that travel plays such a significant role in hairstylist Evalyn “Evie” Johnson’s life. The co-owner of the E&E Hair Studio in... Read More

Georgetown University Attempts to Attone for Role in Slave Trade

Georgetown University Attempts to Attone for Role in Slave Trade

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Georgetown University has announced that it will give admissions preference to the descendants of 272 slaves that it sold in an attempt at reconciliation for profiting... Read More

Boyfriend of Korryn Gaines Arrested

Boyfriend of Korryn Gaines Arrested

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The boyfriend of Korryn Gaines, a 23-year-old Maryland woman shot and killed by police after an hours-long standoff, has been arrested. The New York... Read More

A Year After Freddie Gray’s Death: The Losers and Winners in Baltimore

A Year After Freddie Gray’s Death: The Losers and Winners in Baltimore

by Charles Robinson

One year ago, April 12, 2015, the city of Baltimore was riveted by the arrest and subsequent death of 25-year old Freddie Gray. It... Read More

Officer Involved-September 2 Freddie Gray Baltimore Police Department

Maryland High Court Holds Freddie Gray Cop Trials

by Charles Robinson

In an unprecedented move, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals has placed on hold five of the six trials in the arrest and death of... Read More

Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

by #teamEBONY

A transgender inmate who says she was called "it" and "some kind of animal" by guards who watched her shower has won a legal... Read More