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  • Baltimore writer Stacia Brown hustles to make freelance writing and a radio show work

    Baltimore writer Stacia Brown hustles to make freelance writing and a radio show work

    If black girls are magic (and indeed they are), Baltimore writer Stacia Brown is a high-level magician. She lends her nuanced, smart voice to The Washington Post's Act Four blog, as well as websites like BuzzFeed and Vulture—offering her takes on things such as race, pop culture, and motherhood....

  • Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 116 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 116 murders this year

    Along with six murders, there were nine reported non-fatal shootings, and police officers shot a man who they say shot at them on May 31. Once again, the police also confiscated numerous illegal guns. There were 123 murders in Baltimore as of June 6 last year. Friday, June 3 12:25 a.m. Police called...

  • Op-Alt: Embracing the TIF With a Twist

    Op-Alt: Embracing the TIF With a Twist

    The Port Covington TIF (tax increment financing) should be front page news everyday. It's the apotheosis of the modern day Baltimore development strategy as well as a signal that even in a post-Uprising world, business in Baltimore literally goes on as usual. But the fighting for this new mondo-TIF...

  • Op-Alt: Your phone and your fellow Man

    Op-Alt: Your phone and your fellow Man

    The recent iPhone encryption battle has left privacy rights proponents nationwide up in arms over the prospect of the government freely extracting citizens' cell phone data. The debate pits national security interests against the privacy rights of millions of Apple, Inc. customers. As a Public...

  • Donald "Manboy" Savoy Sr. mourned and honored

    Donald "Manboy" Savoy Sr. mourned and honored

    In the Arabber Yard on North Fremont Avenue, littered with pickup trucks and broken wooden carts, the sharp staccato of borax-tipped horseshoes reverberates on brittle concrete. A light rain sprinkles the leathery hands combing a wire brush down a horse's back. Men trickle in through a shabby chain...

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