Tag: Baltimore

Prince to release tribute song for city of Baltimore

Civil unrest is all too familiar of a topic in the media. Police brutality, racism, and equality are issues that are a daily concern and hit the headlines with varying details. Over the last month, the city of Baltimore has been the subject of several stories, while also drawing back to tragedies that took place… Read More

The media’s misrepresentation of race, crime in the United States

Protesters gather and hold signs at protest for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

The New York Times has compiled a timeline on their website to document police misconduct, brutality, and shootings. The timeline’s daunting 6,951 articles provide a glimpse into the workings of the complex institution of oppression that is law enforcement in the United States.   What is perhaps even more complex than law enforcement, though, is the… Read More

Whole Foods under fire after Instagramming food donations to National Guard in Baltimore

Whole Foods is in a bit of an (organic) pickle following a social media publicity stunt gone wrong.   In the wake of riots that have broken out in Baltimore following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody, Whole Foods wanted to do what it could… Read More

Chaos in Baltimore: The wake of Freddie Gray

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A black man dead, mysterious circumstances, and chaos in the streets; if it sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Earlier this month, Freddie Gray was arrested by the Baltimore police. Sometime after being taken into custody, Gray suffered a mysterious neck injury that left his spinal cord “80 percent severed,” leading to his eventual death.… Read More