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What Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton told us with their responses to Baltimore - Updated by Jonathan Allen on May 3, 2015, 7:10 a.m. ET

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton each took a crack at addressing the most pressing of policy issues in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the ensuing riots in Baltimore: How to break cycles of poverty and violence in America’s cities. 324 more words

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The Clock Didn't Start With the Riots

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

About a year ago, I published “The Case for Reparations,” which I thought in many ways was incomplete. It was about housing and how wealth is built in this country and why certain people have wealth and certain other people do not have wealth, and the manifold implications of that, and the roots of that, through slavery, through Jim Crow, indeed through federal, state, and local policy. 326 more words

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Justice: My Imaginary Friend...#Poetry...#Baltimore

Disclaimer: I am not a poet! I wrote this poem for a poetry contest on Scribophile. However, I ended up missing the submission deadline so I thought I would post it on here, so the work put into it doesn’t go to waste! 254 more words

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Freddie Gray protests: second prisoner in Baltimore police van comes forward - Oliver Laughland and Raya Jalabi in Baltimore Friday 1 May 2015 03.34 EDT

US city braces for more demonstrations as Donta Allen dismisses reports he told police Gray caused his own injuries

A man identifying himself as a key witness to Freddie Gray’s death in custody has come forward to  291 more words

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Social media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

By Catherine Herridge

Published April 28, 2015

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Baltimore firefighters battle a three-alarm fire Monday, April 27, 2015, at a senior living facility under construction at Federal and Chester Streets in East Baltimore.  223 more words

Baltimore Could Be a Burden for Martin O’Malley’s Long-Shot Presidential Hopes - By JASON HOROWITZ APRIL 30, 2015

BALTIMORE — One day last fall, on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, Martin O’Malley stood atop Fort McHenry and swept his hand over the landscape below. 204 more words

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