Race cars fly through the streets of Baltimore. The second annual Grand Prix of Baltimore comes to a close with a nail-biting finish.
Saturday marks day two of the three days of festivities surrounding the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Some are awaiting the big Indy IZOD race on Sunday, but that certainly isn’t keeping many people away from Saturday’s events. Fans and tourists are flocking to the city.
Drivers have started their engines as the second annual Grand Prix of Baltimore is underway.
One man will serve as grand marshal over this weekend’s festival of speed. His biggest responsibility is to order drivers to start their engines in the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Major road closures are now underway as the Grand Prix of Baltimore gets closer. This weekend, Indy cars will roar through the streets downtown and that means no access to some of Baltimore’s major arteries for the next five days.
The streets of Baltimore are about to be taken over by speeding race cars. The Grand Prix gets into gear on Thursday and runs through Labor Day. Some big names in racing are in Charm City looking to leave as champion.
Authorities say a high-wheel bicyclist from Kentucky is in serious but stable condition at a hospital after she was hurt in a race in Maryland.
While there were plenty of fans in the stands at last year’s Grand Prix, some nearby attractions and businesses saw fewer customers come through the door.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games on Friday for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.