News

Recent Features

More
  • From Gun To Grave: At the Medical Examiner's

    From Gun To Grave: At the Medical Examiner's

    Visiting the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is, as readers might surmise, an odd experience—but not necessarily in the way one would expect. Located in a generically modern building, it is in some ways like any other medical clinic or hospital—hand sanitizer at strategic spots on the wall, people...

  • From Gun To Grave: Robert Nelson, killed in 2011 in Berkshire

    From Gun To Grave: Robert Nelson, killed in 2011 in Berkshire

    "I still yell at him," says Trina Peterson, 47, as she puts her car into gear and eases out of her parallel parking space in front of her Colgate neighborhood house. She is driving me a few blocks away to the corner of Dalton Avenue and Lange Street where her 22-year-old son was shot four years...

Mobtown Beat

More
  • Misunderstanding blackfolks

    Misunderstanding blackfolks

    It is too easy to view the verbal tirade of Ta-Nehisi Coates against the radical bona fides of Bernie Sanders from the perspective of Democratic presidential battle lines and, if you "feel the Bern," to immediately decry Coates as a threat to Sanders successfully wooing black voters. Mind you,...

  • Reparations and the Racial Residual

    Reparations and the Racial Residual

    Over the past several years the issue of reparations has received more traction than at any other time in the 21st century. While activists have been working on the issue for decades, Ta-Nehisi Coates' work in The Atlantic has been largely responsible for bringing reparations back into the public...

  • Rationale for the Omnibus American Reparation and Restitution Bill

    Rationale for the Omnibus American Reparation and Restitution Bill

    In this proposal, I outline seven separate but interrelated claims for reparations and restitutions that African-Americans are due in order for this country to help repair the trauma and damage of white supremacy inflicted on the population in a very targeted fashion. University of Connecticut...

  • Four Voices On Reparations

    Four Voices On Reparations

    In June 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a lengthy piece about reparations in The Atlantic, arguing that the country needed to take a serious look at compensating African-Americans for “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years...

  • Bernie Sanders' approach to reparations should sober Black America

    Bernie Sanders' approach to reparations should sober Black America

    It's hard to miss rapper Killer Mike. His tenacity, stature, presence, and the fact that he will go down in the history of hip-hop legends—a living, breathing political hip-hop genius in our lifetime. And the rapper's brilliance goes far beyond moving the crowd as he performs songs like 'God In...

  • Sandra Bland's sister Sharon Cooper talks about her sister's activism and her own journey into activism

    Sandra Bland's sister Sharon Cooper talks about her sister's activism and her own journey into activism

    Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, was driving through Prairie View, Texas, on July 10, 2015, when a state trooper pulled her over for failing to signal a lane change. Bland refused to put out her cigarette, according to the cop's dash-cam video which later went viral, and some...

  • Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 311 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 311 murders this year

    Baltimore went nearly a week without a homicide, something it hasn't done since March. Saturday, Nov. 28 4:05 a.m. Julio Trujillo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was on the 600 block of South Monroe Street when someone shot him. Medics got him to a hospital where he died shortly thereafter. Sunday,...

  • The Mail: 2/10-2/17

    The Mail: 2/10-2/17

    From the Web, Facebook, and Twitter "DeRay Mckesson begins run for mayor, with experience on state Sen. Ferguson's campaign to draw on" Well said. It is going to take more than a new mayor to turn Baltimore around. City government is entrenched in its past and it may take more than a bright, young...

  • Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 20 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 20 murders this year

    A triple shooting at a Southeast bar punctuated the city's increased violence last week. There were a total of nine nonfatal shootings reported, and a fight in Fells Point that escalated into a panicked hit-and-run that left a woman hospitalized with skull fractures and was caught on video. Last...

  • The Mail: 2/3-2/10

    The Mail: 2/3-2/10

    David Bowie: Icon I love the tribute cover for David Bowie (Feature, Jan. 13), because he is the king of counterculture and so is the City Paper, so they go together like the right and left side of a Twix. But, when I read the articles, I realized your writers are younger than myself, and they...

City Folk

Loading
30°