Mourners in Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 4, 2019 after a mass shooting there killed at least nine people.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Residents of Baltimore, Maryland, seen here, were the object of dehumanizing language from President Trump.
Extreme, dehumanizing language like the words used by President Trump to describe Baltimore can escalate into destructive outcomes, writes a scholar of hostage negotiation.
Some states and cities are getting very little for the taxpayer dollars they hand out to companies.
Recent scandals involve economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Many of Baltimore’s city services are crippled by a cyberattack.
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Ransomware has crippled governments and companies around the world, encrypting data and demanding payment for the decryption key – though that's no guarantee of recovering the information.
Members of East Baltimore Church of God, which was founded by Lumbee Indians, and was once located in the heart of ‘the reservation,’ in the 1700 block of E. Baltimore Street.
Photo courtesy of Rev. Robert E. Dodson Jr., Pastor, East Baltimore Church of God
A folklorist is working to preserve the history of a unique, urban community of Lumbee Indians.
A rally outside Baltimore City Hall, July 27, 2016.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Texas Councilman Jonathan Miller is seen in a still image taken from the body camera of a police officer on October 8 2015.
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After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar's argument that what needs addressing is the police's culture of masculinity.
Sandra Bland (left) died in jail after a routine traffic stop in Texas. Freddie Gray died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts and Memphis, Tennessee are using a new approach designed to help them build trust while enforcing the law.
Black students are more likely to get suspended for minor violations.
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception’.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore not as a place where the law doesn’t work but, more radically, as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception".
People of Baltimore rally after six officers were charged in the death of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray.
America is a country with pockets of poverty with neighborhoods filled with unskilled workers with limited opportunities.
The subprime mortgage scandals hit Baltimore hard.
Predatory lending and the subprime mortgage crises as well as a history of economic injustice fueled the Baltimore protests.
Protesting in West Baltimore.
Freddie Gray had high levels of lead as a child, one of the environmental injustices suffered by poor and minority groups.
Just your everyday community police presence.
Provocative, violent and discriminatory policing has sparked riots in both the UK and America.
Finding drama in Baltimore riots.
The news media are a major presence in the Baltimore riots. Are they providing an accurate picture of what's going on?
The house in which Freddie Gray grew up in the Baltimore neighbourhood of Druid Heights.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Su
Racial segregation and poisonous living conditions played a large part in determining the young man's fate.
Demonstrators attempt to keep protests calm during Baltimore demonstrations.
A panel of scholars comments on the origins and the implications of the violence in Baltimore.
A bit of crowd control – nothing heavy-handed.
Better handling of peaceful protests at the death of Freddie Gray might have prevented the riots.