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Prince comes to Baltimore

By Daizhia Dias Prince is coming to Baltimore, MD to keep the peace. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince announced he is having a “Rally for Peace” concert on Mothers Day this Sunday at the Royal Farms Arena to support Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. He’s expected to play his new unreleased song called “Baltimore,” which he wrote for the conflicted city. To show appreciation and support to the city he asks everyone who’s coming to concert to wear gray to symbolize Freddie Gray. “I think it’s for publicity,” says Dwayne, a student at Morgan State University. […]

by · May 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS

Morgan rallies with other HBCUs at City Hall (VIDEO)

Speakers at a City Hall rally Monday urged students from three historically black colleges and universities to become leaders in the protest movement emerging from recent unrest in Baltimore. State Sen. Catherine Pugh told students and staff from Morgan, Bowie and Coppin State universities that HBCUs have always been    important. Several student government representatives from the three schools talked about the importance of HBCU students stepping up and becoming leaders. Pugh proposed an idea to keep college graduates of Baltimore colleges in Baltimore. She suggested that abandoned houses in Baltimore be sold to college graduates for a dollar and that they be […]

by · May 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS

Baltimore curfew lifted; National Guard to be withdrawn

BALTIMORE— Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the end of a curfew Sunday, six days after unrest and looting had forced her to implement it and brought a heavily armed police and National Guard presence to the city. At a morning press conference, Rawlings-Blake said the curfew, which was in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily and initially had been scheduled for one week, was ending, “effective immediately.”  In doing so, she expressed hope that peace would hold in the city and gratitude to residents for their actions following Monday’s destructive riots in West Baltimore. “Right now, I’m very […]

by · May 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS

Morgan State speaks out on Freddie Gray Students from the Intro to Multimedia Writing class branched out around campus to gather insight on how other Morgan State students, employees and faculty members felt about Freddie Gray, the temporary curfew that’s been placed on Baltimore City residents and the charges placed on the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death.   “The first thing they said after releasing the breaking news of Freddie Gray’s severed spine was that he had a history of negative behavior…It’s always an excuse for them and the death penalty for us.” – Kyir Morgan, 18, Sophomore “In my view, given the evidence […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES
Morgan State reacts to officers’ charges in Freddie Gray case

Morgan State reacts to officers’ charges in Freddie Gray case

On Friday, Baltimore’s state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, charged six police officers for their alleged role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray and members of the Morgan State University community reacted swiftly to her decision. “The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide, which we have received today has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges,” said Mosby in her statement at the city’s war memorial. Several charges, including second-murder, manslaughter, assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office, […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS