Julius White has the local news: with rain projected for the next few days, there is a flood advisory in effect for Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has responded to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's criticisms in the New York Times Magazine, where Mosby accused Rawlings-Blake of delivering misinformation following Gray's death. Baltimore schools will expand their breakfast program with funding from a DC nonprofit, Share our Strength.
This Week on WEAA
The death of yet another unarmed Black man, Alfred Olongo, this time in San Diego County, brings up the issue of law enforcement training when encountering mentally ill individuals. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the challenges with mental health experts. Then the Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network, report on politics and law enforcement, including a New York Times feature story on Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
I had the pleasure of being on the island of Curacao for the 7th annual Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. I was able to experience the island through a few excursions and brought it’s food, history and culture back to the United States via my live broadcast from the island. What a beautiful place with incredible people. Please enjoy these clips and pictures from the exquisite island of Curacao!
In the Community
The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group invites you to support the creation of the wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Black in Wax Museum.