Saturday, February 22, 2020

‘Hero mom’ shares story of struggle, survival

Baltimore mother’s berating of son in public yields job offers, scholarship fund, chats with celebs BY JOHN-JOHN  WILLIAMS IV BALTIMORE SUN/TNS Weeks ago, Toya Graham was a...

Freddie Gray among many suspects with no medical care from police

BY MARK PUENTE AND MEREDITH COHN THE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS When Baltimore State’s Attorney Maryliyn Mosby charged six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she...

REJECTED

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to end the Obama administration’s domestic phone spying program; Senate Democrats blocked a broad trade bill considered to...

HARRIET TUBMAN / ‘WOMEN ON 20s’

All about the Tubmans, baby An online grassroots campaign by the organization “Women on 20s” selected abolitionist and Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman as the...

Stress of Baltimore unrest could linger for a while

BY ANDREA K. MCDANIELS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE — As rioters looted a CVS and other businesses at Pennsylvania and North avenues last month, Lekisha McCray’s two...

HIS LIFE’S MISSION

President Obama launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,’ a nonprofit organization focusing on improving the lives of Black and Brown men and boys. BY CHRISTI PARSONS...

Reunited after 50 years

Were others separated at St. Louis hospital? BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS ST. LOUIS –  Homer G. Phillips Hospital was the crown jewel of...

Poor, Black, ignored

Problems were years in the making BY NOAH BIERMAN AND JOSEPH TANFANI TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS BALTIMORE – Tanishia Lewis and her young children were filling...

1.5 million Black men missing from society

Prison, early deaths taking brothers from daily American life TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE There are 1.5 million African-American men between the ages of 24 and 54,...

Michael Brown’s parents file lawsuit against Ferguson and police chief, Darren Wilson

BY MATT PEARCE AND RYAN PARKER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed Black man who was killed by police last summer, filed a...