Tag: black lives matter

Roland Park Civic League Apologizes After Deeming BLM, Pro-Immigration Signs Prohibited ‘Clutter’

A Black Lives Matter yard sign. Photo by sarahmirk, via Wikimedia Commons.

A neighborhood association representing Roland Parkers has apologized after its newsletter recently discouraged the display of issue-based yard signs, referring to them as “clutter” prohibited under city zoning code.

Russia Targeted Baltimore with Black Lives Matter Facebook Ad Before 2016 Election

Photo by NVO, via Wikimedia Commons

The Russian government bought thousands of Facebook ads leading up to the 2016 presidential election in order to sow soci0-political chaos in the United States. According to a new report, Baltimore was one of their targeted markets.

One Year In, DeRay McKesson Says He’s Leaving his Job with Baltimore City Schools

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools’ highest-profile employee is leaving his North Avenue office behind.

Baltimore Teen Wears Black Lives Matter T-Shirt to Thanksgiving, Goes Viral


screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-4-22-36-pmWhile lots of people were looking to avoid politics over Thanksgiving dinner, Rebecca Malstrom decided to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt to the family gathering. It may have defied her family, but the internet liked the way she went around the rules.

From Freedom House to Freddie Gray, Maryland Well-Represented in New African American Museum

Poole House
Poole House

Although the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Saturday in the heart of Washington, the state of Maryland from which D.C. was carved has a strong presence.

Seven Things My Mother Taught Me

The author and her mother.
The author and her mother.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, University of Baltimore MFA student Roxanne V. Young remembers her mom’s sage advice on black pride, self-confidence, and still more.

  1. I’m Black and I’m Proud (James Brown)

My mother was the consummate teacher in the classroom and in life.

It was a frigid January afternoon, but I was enjoying the warmth of rare one-on-one time with my mother. We both had skipped school that day to celebrate my 10th birthday. On January 18, 1965 we sat down at the lunch counter at a Baltimore Woolworth’s. It was my first time dining out with my mother. While we waited for the waitress, she took a few minutes to discreetly give me a quick lesson on proper table etiquette.

New York Times Magazine Profiles Mayoral Candidate DeRay Mckesson



“DeRay Mckesson will not be the next mayor of Baltimore,” reads the opening of the New York Times Magazine profile of the Black Lives Matter activist who announced his candidacy two months ago, to much fanfare. “He’s a 30-year-old with no experience in city government who registered less than 1 percent in a recent poll. He has no clear local support network and has been rejected by his most likely constituency — the city’s young black activists.”

John Waters Endorses Deray Mckesson for Baltimore Mayor

Via DeRay Mckesson's Twitter profile.
Photo via DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter profile.

“I realize many candidates wouldn’t want my endorsement,” Baltimore filmmaker John Waters concedes in a short Twitter video. “And sure the two front-runners in the election would do a good job if they won, but would anything really change?”

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Struggles to Gain Traction



Think Progress – A new Baltimore Sun poll of likely voters in the city’s upcoming Democratic mayoral primary shows 30-year-old Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson with less than one percent support, way behind leading candidates Democratic State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh (26 percent support) and former Mayor Sheila Dixon (24 percent).

Baltimore Teen Becoming a Force in the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

From a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. Photo by Tony Webster.
From a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. Photo by Tony Webster.

Makayla Gilliam-Price, the 17-year-old Baltimore activist who penned a blog post that got a high-ranking police officer in hot water over his callous tweets, has earned a profile in the Washington Post as a “rising voice in Baltimore’s Black Lives Matters” movement.

City Reverses Citation Ordering Man to Remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ Messages From His House

Whitehurst's house (via ACLU)
Whitehurst’s house (via ACLU)

The city ordered a Baltimore man to remove political messages that he spraypainted on the side of his house. But after intervention from the ACLU, Maurice Whitehurst was allowed to leave the messages, which included “Black Lives Matter.”