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Survey finds majority of Baltimoreans are dissatisfied with Baltimore Police Department and don’t trust officers

Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

A majority of Baltimoreans are dissatisfied with the Baltimore Police Department and do not trust the department’s officers, according to a recent survey from Morgan State University’s Institute for Urban Research.

The survey found that only 12 percent of participants agreed or strongly agreed that BPD is doing a good job of serving their neighborhood or community. Meanwhile, 63 percent of participants disagreed or strongly disagreed with that view.

House aiming to mandate funding for Maryland HBCUs


By Daniel Oyefusi
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — Amid settlement talks between Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and advocates for Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities, the House of Delegates is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on legislation that would force the governor to appropriate more than $16 million in the state budget for each university, starting in 2021.

Morgan State’s marching band picked to play 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Photo courtesy of Morgan State University

As if the fanfare of homecoming wasn’t exciting enough, Morgan State University dropped some big news over the weekend with the announcement that its 150-member Magnificent Marching Machine will be playing in next year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

HBCU settlement pending; Md. lawmakers say it’s not enough

Morgan State University’s Earl S. Richardson Library. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

By Layne Litsinger

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Historically black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state but is unlikely to pass.

For second straight year, Baltimore to host finals of ‘The Basketball Tournament’

Talmadge L. Hill Field House at Morgan State University. Photo via The Basketball Tournament/Twitter.

The Basketball Tournament, a hyper-competitive, cash-prize summertime basketball showcase, is coming back to Baltimore.

Event Pick: Morgan and Coppin State men’s basketball face off

Image via Facebook/Morgan State University

Baltimore’s two historically black colleges face off tonight for the second time this season, with the Bears hosting the Eagles on their home court for Senior Night.

After Sitting Out, Morgan State’s Tiwian Kendley Stepping Up In Big Way

Credit: Lawrence Johnson/Morgan State Athletics

By Scott Lowe

When a high-energy athlete who competes with tremendous passion gets what he loves most taken away, it’s no surprise if he comes back even more motivated.

BPD: Surveillance Video Shows Two Suspects in Murder of Tattoo Museum Employee

Still via YouTube/Baltimore Police Department

City police say two men are responsible for the death of Foghound bassist and Baltimore Tattoo Museum piercer James Forrester, and both are shown walking near his murder scene in surveillance footage.

Greenlaurel: Morgan Community Mile, a Public-Private Collab, Outfits its 31st Home with Solar

Pamela Harris, Wade Watkins and Barbara Bivens are among 31 homeowners who received solar upgrades as part of the Morgan Community Mile initiative.

Bigwigs and everyday Baltimoreans gathered this week at Wade Watkins’ Belair-Edison home for a street party to celebrate the 31st and final solar installation of the Morgan Community Mile. Among the leaders in attendance was Congressman John Sarbanes, who called the program a “win-win-win: A win for homeowners who will see their BGE bills drop substantially; a win for our planet because the solar electricity generated is pollution-free; and a big win for good, paying jobs in the clean-energy industry.”