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The Week in Review: Riots in Baltimore

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested by the Baltimore police on April 12, 2015, on a weapons charge and died one week later from a severe injury to his spinal chord.<p>Gray’s death was ruled a homicide on Friday and the six officers involved in his arrest were charged in the case. While …

Prince Shares Full "Dance Rally 4 Peace" at Paisley Park Audio

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl: Dance Rally 4 Peace (Live from Paisley Park, May 2, 2015) (via SoundCloud)<p>On May 2, Prince invited fans to Paisley Park for a "Dance Rally 4 Peace". He performed with 3rdEyeGirl and asked attendees to wear grey in honor of Freddie Gray. Now, Prince has uploaded the entire …

Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

In a West Baltimore classroom, three dozen adults — all African-American, mostly men — are in their first week of "pre-employment training."<p>"Show me Monday, what does Monday look like," asks the instructor. They all raise one hand high above their head.<p>"That's where the energy should be every day," …

Baltimore's Refusal to Be Silent Was an American Triumph

Four days after protests in Baltimore turned violent, I found myself looking into every black face I saw as I made my way through Pittsburgh …

Baltimore Prosecutor Wants Gag Order in Freddie Gray Case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order as they pursue a criminal case against six city officers in the case of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.<p>A court document that references the gag order, obtained by …

Varying knife laws can confuse across state, local lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray's arrest by Baltimore police may have …