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Women's Voices Rise in Baltimore and Beyond

Protests focus on rights threatened by the incoming Trump administration as thousands gathered in a show of unity
DATE: 2017-01-22 | LENGTH: 09:08

 
  
As Trump Takes Office Baltimore Remains Defiant
City residents remain wary of Trump's commitment to address the city's long neglected problems
DATE: 2017-01-20 | LENGTH: 05:40

 
DOJ's Consent Agreement with Baltimore Aims to End Abusive Policing, But Will it Work?
TRNN delves into the details of the new deal that attempts to address the aggressive tactics that have stoked controversy in the city
DATE: 2017-01-13 | LENGTH: 10:52

 
The Real Baltimore: Sanctuary Cities As Resistance to Donald Trump
In episode two, we discuss Trump's plans to deport millions of immigrants and the potential impact of Trump's Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions
DATE: 2017-01-11 | LENGTH: 26:45

 
Is the Baltimore Police Union Running the City?
The recent snubbing of the mayor and resistance against deployment changes raise questions about who's in charge of the city's largest and most expansive bureaucracy
DATE: 2017-01-10 | LENGTH: 04:51

 
New Program Offers Partial Roll-Back of Baltimore's Warrant-Industrial Complex
Criminal justice leaders say thousands of warrants for minor non-violent crimes clogging the system can be vacated if people take advantage of program to seek new trial
DATE: 2017-01-06 | LENGTH: 09:17

 
Former Baltimore Councilman: Police Reform Won't Happen Until City Command Staff is Fired
Carl Stokes says the DOJ report highlights deep structural problems inside the BPD that cannot be addressed by the current leadership
DATE: 2017-01-04 | LENGTH: 10:51

 
The Real Baltimore - Police Accountability in Age of Trump
In the first of many discussions on the implications of a Trump presidency, we analyze how the city should respond to what many believe will be a Justice Department openly hostile to police reform under proposed Attorney General Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions
DATE: 2016-12-30 | LENGTH: 32:15

 
Pressure Mounts in Baltimore to Complete Police Consent Decree Before Trump Takes Office
Advocates says Mayor Catherine Pugh needs to complete the agreement with the Department of Justice to ensure police reform efforts continue
DATE: 2016-12-26 | LENGTH: 03:07

 
ACLU Says Prosecution of Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief 'Retaliatory'
The civil rights group says fired chief Kelvin Sewell's conviction for misconduct was payback for filing a discrimination complaint after his dismissal
DATE: 2016-12-17 | LENGTH: 12:41

 
Baltimore Councilman: Holistic Approach Needed to Address Violence and Public Safety
As Baltimore surpasses 300 murders for the second straight year, we bring you the second part of our conversation with Kris Burnett a new progressive councilperson from Baltimore's 8th district
DATE: 2016-12-15 | LENGTH: 07:04

 
Fight Continues for New Investigation into Man's Death After Baltimore Police Beating
The family of Tyrone West who died in police custody demanded the Maryland medical examiner release all autopsy results after their investigator concluded he died from asphyxiation
DATE: 2016-12-15 | LENGTH: 10:53

 
Congress Just Passed an Enormous Health Bill, And Few People Noticed
Last week, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a controversial bill that provides funding for NIH in exchange for the rolling back of a slew of regulations for drugs and medical devices
DATE: 2016-12-12 | LENGTH: 04:32

 
Sherrilyn Ifill: Baltimore Must Address Economic and Social Segregation to Achieve Justice
The President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund gave the keynote speech at the Solution Summit hosted by OSI-Baltimore
DATE: 2016-12-12 | LENGTH: 21:43

 
Anti-Trump March in Baltimore
Protests against Donald Trump's visit to Baltimore to attend the Army Navy game on December 10, 2016 - TRNN's Facebook Live
DATE: 2016-12-11 | LENGTH: 09:51

 
Baltimore City Council members Defend Resolution Condemning Trump's Bigotry
Newly sworn in councilperson Kris Burnett says condemning Trump's racism should not exclude the city from badly needed federal funding
DATE: 2016-12-09 | LENGTH: 06:46

 
New Baltimore Mayor Plans Regional Approach to Problems Like Poverty and Drug Addiction
Pugh says her connection to state leaders are key to addressing the city's intractable poverty, police reform, and a living wage
DATE: 2016-12-08 | LENGTH: 03:22

 
Guilty Verdict for Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief Divides Town as Violence Flares
Residents say repercussions from the fall-out over chief's dismissal continue to affect the small town on Maryland's lower eastern shore
DATE: 2016-12-05 | LENGTH: 04:42

 
Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Convicted of Misconduct
A nearly all-white jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a guilty verdict against the former top cop who has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city
DATE: 2016-12-02 | LENGTH: 10:56

 
Investigation Turns Ugly Against Pocomoke Officers Who Suffered Discrimination
Residents of the Eastern shore town say investigators have been asking about the personal lives of officers who the Justice Department says were illegally fired as a criminal trial against the former chief is set to proceed
DATE: 2016-11-30 | LENGTH: 08:36

 
Fight for $15 Launches First Major Action Since Trump Victory
Baltimore workers, struggling to make ends meet, call on the city to raise the minimum wage
DATE: 2016-11-30 | LENGTH: 05:18

 
Baltimore's Latino Youth Speak Out After Donald Trump's Victory
Casa de Maryland organizer Lydia Walther-Rodriguez says Obama's record deportations have already prepared the Latino community for Trump
DATE: 2016-11-21 | LENGTH: 07:07

 
MD Bail Industry Takes Hit From New Rule Protecting Poor Defendants
Judiciary Rules Committee approves guidance for judges instructing them to reconsider bail for defendants to poor to pay
DATE: 2016-11-19 | LENGTH: 11:27

 
Mass Protests in the Streets of Baltimore After Donald Trump's Election
The Real News speaks to protestors that marched in Baltimore against Donald Trump's stunning victory. Video by Cameron Granadino
DATE: 2016-11-11 | LENGTH: 03:55

 
Halloween Party for Youth at Gilmor Homes
8 year old Zachariah Barber reports on the festivities organized by the 1619 Coalition in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-11-07 | LENGTH: 06:22

 
Green Party Mayoral Candidate Says He's Running to Bring Economic and Social Justice to Baltimore
Just days before the election, The Real News poses viewer's questions to Joshua Harris, who is running on the Green Party ticket for mayor of Baltimore
DATE: 2016-11-04 | LENGTH: 37:50

 
Ajamu Baraka Makes His Case to the People of Baltimore
The Real News profiles scholar, human rights activist and Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ajamu Baraka on a recent visit to Baltimore
DATE: 2016-10-30 | LENGTH: 14:49

 
Baltimore's Record High Water Rates Scrutinized in Hearing
Public interest advocates, residents and Baltimore Public Works attended a City Hall hearing to discuss how the city should cope with rising utility rates, and whether it's time to abolish a regressive system in favor of an income-based model
DATE: 2016-10-29 | LENGTH: 03:45

 
The Frustrating History of Police Reform Efforts in Maryland
An array of reform advocates recount how nearly impossible it is to get real police reform in the state which touts itself as progressive and liberal
DATE: 2016-10-28 | LENGTH: 04:29

 
The Right to Housing in Baltimore - TRNN Grand Opening
TRNN Replay: Public housing, renters issues, and homelessness are among the topics discussed in this 2014 panel moderated by Marc Steiner
DATE: 2016-10-24 | LENGTH: 33:02

 
Why is the State of Maryland Defending Racist Practices of the Pocomoke police?
Taya Graham and Stephen Janis detail how the Department of Justice has stepped up to defend three black officers who were fired after making EEOC complaints of racial discrimination
DATE: 2016-10-23 | LENGTH: 17:59

 
Justice Department Sues Pocomoke For Violating Rights of Fired Black Police Chief
After a year long Real News investigation the DOJ's Civil Rights Division has joined a lawsuit alleging the city and state violated federal anti-discrimination laws when they fired the town's 1st black police chief
DATE: 2016-10-20 | LENGTH: 07:57

 
Who are the 'Superpolluters'?
Center for Public Integrity's Jamie Smith Hopkins discusses a study that took a close look at the major emitters of toxic fumes and greenhouse gases
DATE: 2016-10-17 | LENGTH: 08:39

 
Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers Reinforce Segregation in Baltimore
Morgan State Professor Lawrence Brown says the distribution of tax subsidies throughout the city only make racial barriers and economic isolation worse
DATE: 2016-10-16 | LENGTH: 17:34

 
After Uptick in Crime, Pocomoke Revisits Strategy of Fired 1st Black Police Chief
Council rejects curfew but town remains divided on solutions for teens congregating at night
DATE: 2016-10-07 | LENGTH: 06:56

 
More Tax Breaks for Developers? One Baltimore Community Says 'Not Without Us'
Activists seek real input on the plan to revitalize Old Town Mall, which might be the next battleground for developer tax breaks in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 06:20

 
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Gentrification is Not A Development Plan
Nnamdi Scott of Ujima People's Progress Party discusses vacant housing, unemployment, and Port Covington
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 08:41

 
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Neighbors Need to Organize to Change the City
Running for city council for the 7th district as part of Ujima People's Progress Party - Maryland's first Black workers-led electoral party - Nnamdi Scott discusses Baltimore police aerial surveillance, bold new creative leadership, and mass mobilization.
DATE: 2016-09-22 | LENGTH: 09:30

 
Baltimore Police Have Ruthlessly Fought Past Efforts of Civilian Oversight
Documents obtained by TRNN show a pattern of police resisting citizen input from an all but powerless civilian review board, raising troubling questions of hopes for real reforms
DATE: 2016-09-17 | LENGTH: 06:50

 
Korryn Gaines Family Announces Lawsuit Against Baltimore County Police
Korryn Gaines family and legal team have announced they will pursue a lawsuit against Baltimore County Police and conduct an independent investigation of her killing, which took place in August
DATE: 2016-09-13 | LENGTH: 01:05

 
Constant Stop and Frisk of African-Americans Must End, Says Baltimore Mayoral Nominee
In an interview with TRNN, the Democratic nominee for mayor Catherine Pugh says policing must change and the surrounding jurisdictions must help Baltimore tackle poverty and drug addiction as regional problems
DATE: 2016-09-12 | LENGTH: 15:17

 
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Tacked onto Baltimore's Election Day Ballot
As much as 30% of City residents require assistance, according to Luis Larin of United Workers
DATE: 2016-09-09 | LENGTH: 17:38

 
Baltimore Community Members Raise Concerns about DOJ's Next Steps
Activists, legal experts, and victims of police brutality at the Elijah Cummings-hosted town hall say the recommendations in the Department of Justice's report on the Baltimore police department don't go far enough
DATE: 2016-09-09 | LENGTH: 09:52

 
Baltimore Officials Tout Massive Giveback to Seal Tax Break Deal, But is it Fair?
Developers promise millions in community investments in exchange for subsidy to build Port Covington, but questions remain about how a massive $600 million tax break for Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank will address entrenched poverty and ongoing economic inequity in the city.
DATE: 2016-09-09 | LENGTH: 09:42

 
Behind the scenes of "A Real Nigga Show"
The Real News hung out at rehearsal with the director and cast of the original play "A Real Nigga Show" to discuss why they chose what some perceive as a controversial title and why the show was developed
DATE: 2016-09-09 | LENGTH: 09:24

 
Homicides in Baltimore Surpass 200
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with barbershop patrons in Baltimore about the high murder rate and what communities around the city should do to stop the cycle of violence.
DATE: 2016-09-07 | LENGTH: 07:09

 
Baltimore Commissioner Apologizes to Residents for Unconstitutional Policing
In a wide-ranging interview, BPD chief Kevin Davis repudiated the zero tolerance mass arrest strategy calling it a 'lazy man's way of policing'
DATE: 2016-09-02 | LENGTH: 17:44

 
Baltimore Water Price Hike Will Disproportionately Impact Low-Income People and Senior Citizens
Jorge Aguilar of Food & Water Watch says that the city should instead opt for income-based water service billing in order to fund new infrastructure
DATE: 2016-09-02 | LENGTH: 08:54

 
He Faced 26 Years in Prison, But Still Stood Up to Police Brutality
Aaron Winston's arm was broken after he was chokeslammed by a Baltimore police officer, and he's been cleared of all charges brought against him. Winston discusses his case alongside his lawyer J. Wyndal Gordon.
DATE: 2016-08-31 | LENGTH: 07:29

 
How Zero Tolerance Policing Destroyed Black Communities in Baltimore
Ten of thousands of city residents were swept up in a policy that the Department of Justice says lead to illegal arrests and unconstitutional policing focused solely on African-American neighborhoods
DATE: 2016-08-30 | LENGTH: 18:12

 
Lack of Accountability Has Made Baltimore an Overpoliced Panopticon
Baltimore's Green Party Mayoral candidate says that as long as progressivism takes hold in US politics, he's not wedded to any political party
DATE: 2016-08-26 | LENGTH: 18:38

 
Ending Segregation in Baltimore Will Take More Than Electing Black Politicians
Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative executive director Walter Lomax explains the recent history of overpolicing and overincarceration in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-08-25 | LENGTH: 14:40

 
Baltimore Police Defend Secret Surveillance Program
Officials would not say why a private company using a plane to track city residents was hired and funded outside public purview
DATE: 2016-08-25 | LENGTH: 12:23

 
Baltimore Police Union Could Thwart Planned Civilian Oversight
A law that was supposed to allow civilian participation in the internal disciplinary process could be blocked by the city's police union
DATE: 2016-08-24 | LENGTH: 05:12

 
Prosecutors Abruptly Cancel Arraignment of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
With the case set to go forward in October, more questions are being raised about the treatment of officers who feds say suffered discrimination, but state prosecutors say engaged in misconduct
DATE: 2016-08-19 | LENGTH: 05:28

 
Baltimore City Council Sends $15 Minimum Wage Measure Back to Committee
Disability advocates demanded revised language to protect blind workers
DATE: 2016-08-16 | LENGTH: 04:12

 
African Griot Book Fair for Baltimore Children
Contrary to how mainstream media often portrays Baltimore, positive and empowering events like these are organized regularly. We spoke with the organizers and participants at the 2nd annual African Griot Book Fair for Children at Druid Hill Park
DATE: 2016-08-15 | LENGTH: 14:00

 
Police Union Conference in Baltimore Faces Protest Following Scathing DOJ Report
At least 2 protesters were arrested as they confronted powerful police union officials over their support for what they say are illegal and racist policing
DATE: 2016-08-15 | LENGTH: 03:37

 
Hopkins University Students Decry Move to Undercut Security Guard Union
Black Student Union members Gracie Hargrove & Chase Alston say Baltimore's premier institution's "white savior complex" does more harm than good
DATE: 2016-08-15 | LENGTH: 15:15

 
Advocates Say Baltimore Police Won't Change Without Civilian Oversight
Members of Leaders of Beautiful Struggle plan to push the city council to require civilians on police disciplinary boards, while Maryland State Delegate Jill Carter seeks restorative justice for victims of racist policing
DATE: 2016-08-13 | LENGTH: 04:39

 
Baltimore Councilman: We Are Past Dialogue, Systemic Police Abuse Must End Now
In the wake of the blistering DOJ report, Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes says police abuse that perpetuates mass incarceration and poverty must be reversed
DATE: 2016-08-11 | LENGTH: 07:36

 
City Councilman Will Withhold Potentially Deciding Vote on Baltimore's Minimum Wage
Carl Stokes says he's 'betwixt and between', will abstain from Monday's vote
DATE: 2016-08-11 | LENGTH: 11:16

 
Justice Department Report Reveals Just How Racist Baltimore's Police Policies Are
Targeting of African-American's with illegal arrests, unconstitutional stops, and harassment is widespread and systemic
DATE: 2016-08-11 | LENGTH: 06:56

 
DOJ Finds Baltimore Police Routinely Violate Black Residents Constitutional Rights
Law Professor Doug Colbert says the findings of the Department of Justice Report will only be surprising to Baltimore's white community
DATE: 2016-08-10 | LENGTH: 07:38

 
Members of Pocomoke's Black Community Voice Support for Indicted Chief
Residents question the timing of misconduct charges by state prosecutors six months after the former chief Kelvin Sewell filed a lawsuit against the city alleging discrimination.
DATE: 2016-08-08 | LENGTH: 03:43

 
How Can we Prevent Future Freddie Grays?
As Baltimore considers a half a billion dollar tax break for wealthy developers, activists and academics across Baltimore say the key to uplifting Baltimore is through fair development.
DATE: 2016-08-03 | LENGTH: 06:08

 
Advocates Push Law Requiring Affordable Housing for Billionaire Tax Break
A new bill introduced by low income housing groups would roll-back the ruling that Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank's Port Covington development does not have to build affordable housing despite seeking hundreds of millions in taxpayer support
DATE: 2016-08-02 | LENGTH: 07:16

 
'The System is Working the Way It was Intended to Work'
TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway and Dominque Stevenson say nothing will change in Baltimore until jobs are provided for young people and all people are treated with dignity and respect.
DATE: 2016-07-29 | LENGTH: 03:23

 
Residents say Baltimore Can't Afford Corporate Tax Breaks
Hundreds gathered at a council hearing to object to the record setting tax subsidy for the Port Covington Development, arguing the city is doubling down on ineffective policies that have divided the city in the past
DATE: 2016-07-29 | LENGTH: 04:11

 
Mosby: 'Inherent Bias' of Justice System Thwarted Prosecution
TRNN talks to legal experts about the historic implications of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's efforts to try six officers for the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-07-28 | LENGTH: 08:25

 
All Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Case
Baltimore's chief prosecutor says officers worked to undermine her case, she had no choice but to drop remaining charges against the officers charged with killing Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-07-27 | LENGTH: 03:06

 
Baltimore's Tax System Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich
An analysis of tax data by Maryland Public Policy Visiting Fellow Louis Miserendino reveals how the tax structure actually makes poverty worse and punishes poor residents to benefit wealthy developers
DATE: 2016-07-25 | LENGTH: 08:08

 
Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Indicted
Kelvin Sewell whose controversial firing divided the town, has been charged with misconduct in office
DATE: 2016-07-24 | LENGTH: 01:49

 
Baltimore Cops React to RNC Sheriff David Clarke and Obama's Call for 'Goodwill and Open Hearts'
Retired police Neill Franklin and Michael Wood Jr. join new TRNN producer Kwame Rose and Paul Jay to discuss the recent killings of unarmed black men and police officers
DATE: 2016-07-21 | LENGTH: 25:22

 
Despite Acquittals of Officers Charged in the Death of Freddie Gray, Victims of Brutality Vow to Fight On
On the day Judge Barry Williams cleared Lt. Brian Rice on all charges in the death of Gray, Tawanda Jones marked the 3rd anniversary of the death of her brother Tyrone West in police custody by calling for prosecutors to press forward
DATE: 2016-07-19 | LENGTH: 08:59

 
As Baltimore's Police Union Attacks Reform Efforts, The ACLU Fights Back
The ACLU is challenging a lawsuit filed by the FOP to undermine the civilian review board, a body that has little power but is the only form of civilian oversight in the city
DATE: 2016-07-19 | LENGTH: 05:32

 
Discrepancies Continue to Emerge in Officer's Statements During Freddie Gray Case, and the Media Keeps Ignoring It
Prosecutors play tape depicting heated exchange between Lt. Brian Rice and residents during Gray's arrest as Judge Barry Williams prepares to render verdict Monday in trial of the fourth officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-07-15 | LENGTH: 09:34

 
Officers Give Contradictory Testimony of Freddie Gray's Behavior During Cross Examination
As Judge Barry Williams drops assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, Officers William Porter and Edward Nero offer conflicting accounts of what happened on the day Gray died in their custody
DATE: 2016-07-12 | LENGTH: 10:52

 
Baltimore Takes To The Streets To Protest Police Brutality
In the wake of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, hundreds gathered in Baltimore to demand justice for victims of police brutality
DATE: 2016-07-09 | LENGTH: 04:26

 
Killing of Baltimore Rapper Draws Attention to Gun Violence, Lack of Opportunity
TRNN speaks to Baltimore residents, pastor Jamal Bryant, and Green Party mayoral candidate Joshua Harris about the path forward after the shooting of Lor Scoota
DATE: 2016-07-06 | LENGTH: 04:06

 
Slain Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota Laid to Rest
Hundreds gather to say final goodbyes, hoping that Lor Scoota's legacy and mission to bring peace to Baltimore lives on
DATE: 2016-07-01 | LENGTH: 01:56

 
Baltimore Police New Use-of-Force Policy Relies on Orders Officers Say They Routinely Ignore
New strategy calls for de-escalation and proportional force, but guidelines will be part of general orders which officers testified in Freddie Gray case were routinely brushed aside
DATE: 2016-06-30 | LENGTH: 08:02

 
Tired of Tax Breaks, Baltimore Activists Disrupt Developer Fete
Protesters demand more affordable housing for Port Covington, a project to be funded with a $535 million tax break
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 04:27

 
Riot Police Confront Mourners of Slain Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota
Residents and Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh condemn the militarized police response to the largely peaceful vigil for the beloved Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 03:38

 
Activist: You Won't Find Justice in an Unjust System
Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, says the trials of the six officers for the death of Freddie Gray should not distract from fighting to end systemic police abuse
DATE: 2016-06-25 | LENGTH: 09:26

 
Police Accountability Suffers Major Blow with Goodson Acquittal
Activists say despite strong evidence against the van driver, the justice system was biased towards police
DATE: 2016-06-24 | LENGTH: 08:47

 
Would the Cops Be Convicted if #FreddieGray was White?
In the wake of the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson for all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, leading Baltimore Civil Rights Attorney A Dwight Petitt says Gray was a victim of "walking, driving, breathing, and living while black."
DATE: 2016-06-24 | LENGTH: 23:54

 
Green Party Candidate Margaret Flowers on Healthcare, Climate Change, and Community Economics
Green Party Senate candidate Margaret Flowers tells Paul Jay that we don't need another kind of a Hillary Clinton in the Senate
DATE: 2016-06-23 | LENGTH: 12:19

 
Outrage after Officer Accused of Murder in Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty of All Charges
TRNN speaks to Baltimore activists and a legal scholar about Judge Barry Williams' not-guilty ruling in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who had been charged with murder
DATE: 2016-06-23 | LENGTH: 05:10

 
Banking for a Baltimore Undivided
Joshua Harris, Baltimore mayoral hopeful, explains that he is running on the Green Party ticket because Baltimore is ready for fresh ideas, like his public banking proposal
DATE: 2016-06-21 | LENGTH: 15:03

 
In Closing Arguments, Defense Blames Gray for In-Custody Death
Judge Barry Williams set to render verdict Thursday in case of Cesar Goodson, the officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-06-20 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
Protestors Demand Conviction of Officer in Freddie Gray Case
A dozen people protested outside the court house where Officer Caesar Goodson is facing a murder charge
DATE: 2016-06-15 | LENGTH: 03:24

 
Former Cop Turned Fierce Drug War Critic Testifies in Freddie Gray Case
Former Police Commander and current head of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Neill Franklin testified today as a prosecution witness in the Freddie Gray case
DATE: 2016-06-15 | LENGTH: 11:00

 
Preference for Bench Trials Show Implicit Bias of Judicial System Towards Police
University of MD Carey School of Law Professor Doug Colbert says Officer Cesar Goodson's election to let a judge decide his case reveals how inherently biased the system is towards police, and how difficult it is to get a conviction
DATE: 2016-06-09 | LENGTH: 10:11

 
Talbot Council Says Confederate Statue Not Tied to Slavery
After being forced to vote in public on the future of the Talbot Boys Confederate monument, council president Corey Pack says the statue is not an emblem of the white supremacy many say it embodies
DATE: 2016-06-09 | LENGTH: 04:47

 
Freddie Gray Killed by "Rough Ride" in Police Van, Prosecutors Say
Trial underway for Officer Caesar Goodson, who is charged with the murder of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-06-09 | LENGTH: 06:52

 
In a City Replete with Tax Breaks, Youth Funding Gets Cut in Baltimore
As a budget showdown looms over restoring just $4.1 million in funding for youth programs, critics are questioning why tax breaks for developers are getting fast-tracked
DATE: 2016-06-08

 
Documents Reveal Feds Aren't Buying Pocomoke's Justification for Firing 1st Black Police Chief
Detailed filings obtained by TRNN show the Federal Agency determined Chief Kelvin Sewell was terminated for refusing to fire two black officers, not the reasons city officials offered during an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation
DATE: 2016-06-05 | LENGTH: 04:12

 
'If We Want to Combat the Violence, We Must Invest in Our Children'
Public school parents, students, and advocates demand Republican Governor Larry Hogan restore funding to Baltimore City Public Schools
DATE: 2016-06-01 | LENGTH: 06:22

 
Supporters of Fired Black Chief Undaunted After Tight Election Loss in Pocomoke
Incumbent George Tasker beat Sheila Nilson in a close race, but Nilson and others say they will keep pushing to bring back the city's first black police chief
DATE: 2016-06-01 | LENGTH: 04:51

 
Feds Find Probable Cause of Widespread Discrimination in Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
As residents recall the town's history of racial strife, news breaks that the EEOC has sustained complaints of discrimination throughout Worcester County government
DATE: 2016-05-31 | LENGTH: 06:49

 
'We've Become Accustomed to the System Doing Nothing for the Killing of Black People'
Baltimore activists chart a path forward after the the not guilty verdict in the trial of Officer Edward Nero
DATE: 2016-05-26 | LENGTH: 05:02

 
Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty of All Charges Over Death of Freddie Gray
Observers react with anger but not surprise to the not guilty verdicts for Officer Edward Nero in the #FreddieGray case
DATE: 2016-05-23 | LENGTH: 03:53

 
'The Law Has Always Been in the Favor of Law Enforcement'
Veteran Baltimore civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit responds to the acquittal of Edward Nero of all charges for the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-05-23 | LENGTH: 20:32

 
Judge to Hand Down First Verdict in Freddie Gray Case on Monday
TRNN speaks to legal observers of the Freddie Gray case about the strength of the State's case against officer Edward Nero
DATE: 2016-05-22 | LENGTH: 05:41

 
Baltimore Activists Defend Tubman House Against Threats of Demolition
Activists hold a town hall at Tubman House, a community center they created in a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago
DATE: 2016-05-22 | LENGTH: 03:53

 
Baltimore Public Defender: Questionable Arrests Still Clog the Court System
Public Defender Todd Oppenhiem says even as the State's Attorney try officer Edward Nero for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the State continues to prosecute civilians based upon similar tactics
DATE: 2016-05-20 | LENGTH: 06:16

 
How One Arrest Could Change the Culture of Policing in Baltimore
As prosecutors make the case that Officer Edward Nero made an unlawful arrest of Freddie Gray, a former cop and legal experts say the case could have a lasting influence on policing in the city
DATE: 2016-05-19 | LENGTH: 12:46

 
#FreddieGray Case Spurs Activism and Action in Baltimore Classrooms
The Baltimore High School students that staged a mock trial for the #Freddie Gray case discuss how the events of the past year have impacted their relationship with police, the legal system and the war on drugs.
DATE: 2016-05-18 | LENGTH: 21:17

 
Feds Find Probable Cause Pocomoke Violated Law When it Fired 1st Black Police Chief
EEOC says the city violated the rights of Chief Kelvin Sewell and Detective Frank Savage when it fired both last year
DATE: 2016-05-16 | LENGTH: 04:42

 
Cracks in Baltimore's Blue Wall of Silence
As Officer Garret Miller testifies in the trial of fellow co-defendant Officer Edward Nero, NAACP-Baltimore head Tessa Hill Aston and Attorneys Warren Brown and Doug Colbert discuss the potential impact on the case
DATE: 2016-05-16 | LENGTH: 04:05

 
Baltimore City Council President Blasts Critics as Body Fails to Reign in Mayoral Power
Amid failed efforts to overhaul powerful mayoral system Council President Jack Young argues that centralized power has hurt the city
DATE: 2016-05-16 | LENGTH: 04:01

 
Opening Arguments Presented in Second Freddie Gray Trial
TRNN speaks to Attorneys Warren Brown, Doug Colbert and NAACP-Baltimore president Tessa Hill-Aston after prosecution and defense present opening arguments in the trial of Edward Nero
DATE: 2016-05-12 | LENGTH: 04:00

 
Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Baltimore's own Morgan Stevenson directed an original play, If We Don't Get It Shut It Down, based on interviews of activists who were on the front lines during the uprising. Real News goes back stage at the Harlem Repertory Theatre where it premiered to get perspectives from the cast and director on using art as a tool for social change and controlling the narrative of rebellion
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 17:01

 
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:50

 
Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
A year after protests against the killing of Freddie Gray grabbed international attention, police shoot a 14-year-old in East Baltimore
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:21

 
A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago
DATE: 2016-04-30 | LENGTH: 09:04

 
Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray
TRNN Exclusive: Students at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis High stage a mock trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-04-28 | LENGTH: 08:02

 
Jamal Bryant on Whether Bernie Can Break Through in Baltimore
Paul Jay speaks to Rev. Jamal Bryant about the upcoming Maryland Presidential Primary and why Sanders is not gaining more support from black voters in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-04-26 | LENGTH: 07:57

 
Hundreds March in Baltimore to Remember Freddie Gray
One year after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore residents reflect on what's changed and what impact Gray's death could have on Tuesday's election
DATE: 2016-04-26 | LENGTH: 04:11

 
Baltimore Workers on Elections and Independent Politics
A group of Baltimore workers discuss the Sanders and Clinton campaigns and the need for an independent workers movement
DATE: 2016-04-26 | LENGTH: 46:12

 
Pugh versus Dixon, The Real News Virtual Mayoral Debate
As the Baltimore city votes for its next mayor, the Real News asks the two front runners tough questions on poverty, civilian control of policing, and how to build a more equitable city
DATE: 2016-04-24 | LENGTH: 11:03

 
Kendrick Sampson Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Actor, activist Kendrick sampson speaking in Baltimore at the Bernie Sanders rally
DATE: 2016-04-24 | LENGTH: 08:06

 
Kwame Rose Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Activist Kwame Rose's speech at the Bernie Sanders rally in Baltimore Maryland
DATE: 2016-04-24 | LENGTH: 12:42

 
Manufacturing Inequity in Baltimore
How exemptions from fair housing laws and special perks tucked away in costly tax breaks for developers continue to fuel poverty in a city struggling to overcome it
DATE: 2016-04-23 | LENGTH: 16:09

 
Shift in Power in Baltimore Government Could Have Unexpected Consequences
The wide open election and proposed changes in spending could transform the city, but not in ways people are expecting
DATE: 2016-04-23 | LENGTH: 16:22

 
Why has the Democratic Party Leadership Anointed Van Hollen over Edwards in MD Senate Race?
Next week, Maryland Democrats will settle one of the most competitive US senate races in the country, nominating either the party's golden child Chris Van Hollen, or its interloper Donna Edwards
DATE: 2016-04-23 | LENGTH: 08:45

 
Baltimore Coalition Fights for $15 Dollar Minimum Wage
On the eve of the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, a coalition of community organizations and unions say they want a living wage in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-04-19 | LENGTH: 04:47

 
Baltimore Protesters Still Seeking Justice a Year After Freddie Gray's Death
Watered-down police reforms and proposed tax breaks for downtown development show little has changed, they say
DATE: 2016-04-17 | LENGTH: 03:37

 
Hundreds of Baltimore Students Stage A Walkout Against Standardized Testing
Days before the anniversary of the killing of Freddie Gray, students with the Baltimore Algebra Project walk out against the PARCC test to demand a shift in resources from testing to youth development
DATE: 2016-04-15 | LENGTH: 03:02

 
Pocomoke Officials Tight Lipped on Plans for New Election
As news breaks the city will hold a new, open election for the 1st District council seat, we asked city officials what went wrong with the first vote
DATE: 2016-04-13 | LENGTH: 05:02

 
Abandoned Row Home Near Freddie Gray Arrest turns into Base for Youth Enrichment
Almost a year after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, activists set out to reclaim an abandoned house across the street from where he was arrested to build a community center for youth
DATE: 2016-04-12 | LENGTH: 07:59

 
Police Reform Is Meaningless Without Civilian Oversight, Advocates Say
Advocates and former law enforcement say to hold police accountable, Maryland must make a civilian presence on internal police boards mandatory
DATE: 2016-04-08 | LENGTH: 05:47

 
Tight Senate Race Turns to Baltimore for Votes
Congresswoman Donna Edwards touts historic nature of campaign in city against house colleague Chris Van Hollen that could result in just the second African-American woman in US senate
DATE: 2016-04-08 | LENGTH: 04:00

 
Voter Discrepancy Leads to Delay in Pocomoke Election Results
Board of Elections refuses to certify vote count after machine allegedly malfunctions
DATE: 2016-04-06 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Baltimore's Flawed War on Drugs Destroyed Lawrence Christian's Life Without a Conviction
A drug bust that wrongly targeted Christian reveals how the city's continued investment in policing makes poverty worse and heightens the suffering and dysfunction of a community already wracked with violence
DATE: 2016-03-20 | LENGTH: 09:39

 
Baltimore Students say Police Beatings not Unusual
School police officers and students square off in a TRNN debate over the role of cops in education in the wake of a beating of a student caught on video that has lead to criminal charges
DATE: 2016-03-17 | LENGTH: 13:13

 
Newly Enfranchised Ex-Offenders Eager to Vote
Ex-offenders, who recently received the right to vote in Maryland, discuss using their power as a new voting bloc to ensure their interests are addressed.
DATE: 2016-03-14 | LENGTH: 26:15

 
Cop Ordered to Testify Against Fellow Officers Charged with Killing Freddie Gray
Legal expert Doug Colbert responds to the ruling made by Maryland's highest court and says its unlikely for the Supreme Court to take up a defense appeal
DATE: 2016-03-08 | LENGTH: 05:12

 
Swimming in Baltimore: How Poverty Works
The Baltimore Bureau of The Real News takes an in-depth look at the psychic toll of poverty, and how the enforcement of its invisible boundaries and social walls infects an entire city
DATE: 2016-03-06 | LENGTH: 28:50

 
DeRay: Maryland's Unionized Charter Schools Could Be Model For Nation
Democratic Mayoral Candidate DeRay McKesson tells The Real News he will defend teacher unionism and support keeping charter schools under public control
DATE: 2016-03-03 | LENGTH: 21:45

 
Towson Student Fights Back After his Poem Deemed "Anti-Police"
Towson High senior class president Marcus Shaw reads his poem "Believe Me," for The Real News after the school's principal initially banned it from a talent show because she deemed it offensive to police
DATE: 2016-02-28 | LENGTH: 07:43

 
Baltimore Police Tactics Under Renewed Scrutiny After Man Injured During Arrest
Baltimore resident Aaron Winston's arm is broken while in custody sparking more scrutiny of police tactics
DATE: 2016-02-26 | LENGTH: 04:16

 
New Center Targets Baltimore City School Dropouts
Baltimore City School officials unveil new program that targets students who have dropped out
DATE: 2016-02-23 | LENGTH: 04:49

 
ALCU and NAACP Allege Talbot County Voted in Secret to Keep Confederate Statue
Another Eastern Shore town is under fire for making controversial decisions involving race behind closed doors
DATE: 2016-02-23 | LENGTH: 05:48

 
One Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Baltimoreans See Little Change
Residents of West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray was beaten by police, reflect on the year since his death
DATE: 2016-02-19 | LENGTH: 06:30

 
Elizabeth Embry: We're Wasting Time Arresting Addicts
TRNN's in-depth discussions with mayoral candidates continues with Elizabeth Embry who says she will open up city hall, exert top down control of the city's ailing housing department, and revamp a police department she says needs better training and higher quality officers
DATE: 2016-02-12 | LENGTH: 15:33

 
Historian Says Additional Baltimore Confederate Statues Should be Removed
James W. Loewen argues confederate monument commission which recommended to remove two statues did not go far enough, and even overlooked confederate memorials that should also be removed
DATE: 2016-02-11 | LENGTH: 15:42

 
The Real News Tries to Attend Dixon Fundraiser
Former mayor of Baltimore holds shindig for donors behind closed doors
DATE: 2016-02-09 | LENGTH: 02:21

 
MD Delegate Wants to End the War on Drugs
Law to decriminalize possession of Heroin and Cocaine along with treatment on demand will prevent criminalizing addiction
DATE: 2016-02-06 | LENGTH: 04:08

 
Black Lives Matter Protestor Runs for Mayor of Baltimore
Late entry into crowded field by high profile activist could shake-up race residents say, but lack of experience an issue
DATE: 2016-02-05 | LENGTH: 02:36

 
Adnan Syed Presents New Evidence in Court, Seeks New Trial
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to advocates and attorneys about the latest in the case of the Baltimore-area man made famous on the Serial podcast. Correction: Asia McClain was a classmate of Adnan Syed, not a friend
DATE: 2016-02-05 | LENGTH: 06:44

 
Baltimore Residents to Challenge Tax Breaks for Developers
Community members from the Poe Homes in West Baltimore held a community meeting to push back against what they say is unfair policy
DATE: 2016-02-04 | LENGTH: 03:26

 
Can Baltimore's Mayoral Race Lead to Serious Change in Public Policy?
Journalists Jayne Miller, Luke Broadwater and Taya Graham debate whether there's anything of substance thus far emerging from the low-key campaign for Baltimore's top job
DATE: 2016-02-03 | LENGTH: 18:14

 
Unlock the Vote
In this special edition of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway speaks with former prisoners who are organizing to pass legislation that would allow all Maryland ex-felons to vote upon release from incarceration.
DATE: 2016-02-02 | LENGTH: 07:41

 
Baltimore, like Ferguson, Has a Warrant Problem
University of Maryland law school professor Doug Colbert is proposing amnesty for tens of thousands of people who have outstanding warrants for minor crimes, but Maryland's judiciary branch is opposed despite widespread public support
DATE: 2016-02-01 | LENGTH: 07:07

 
Equity Sought in Baltimore's Development Strategy
Advocates present solution to Baltimore's housing crisis
DATE: 2016-01-31 | LENGTH: 03:26

 
How Baltimore's Tax System Reinforces Poverty
TRNN REPLAY: As Baltimore gives preliminary approval to the biggest corporate tax break in US history, TRNN revisits an interview with Maryland Public Policy Visiting Fellow Louis Miserendino, who says tax breaks exacerbate the inequality that drives many of the city's social ills
DATE: 2016-01-27 | LENGTH: 15:08

 
David Warnock: If You Want a Tax Break, Build a Rec Center
In our ongoing series of interviews with Baltimore's mayoral candidates, businessman David Warnock says he will focus on customer service at city hall and instituting a living wage for residents
DATE: 2016-01-27 | LENGTH: 11:30

 
Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation Prompted Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
Complaints over racial harassment inside Worcester County drug unit fueled push to fire two black officers, including chief Kelvin Sewell
DATE: 2016-01-26 | LENGTH: 08:10

 
Tax Breaks Won't Fix Poverty in Baltimore
Towson University Professor Cecilia Rio says plans like Governor Larry Hogan's proposal to offer tax incentives to stimulate growth will not alleviate the long term economic problems that plague cities like Baltimore
DATE: 2016-01-22 | LENGTH: 12:23

 
Baltimore's Latest Tax Break Deal Meets Resistance
Taxation and finance committee delays vote for tax break of finance new development of west side biotech park after community complaint
DATE: 2016-01-22 | LENGTH: 03:25

 
Peace, One Piece At a Time
Baltimore Director of Peace by Piece Fariji Muhammad and Co-Project Coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter Kadijah Austin join this edition of iMWiL! to discuss their new organization
DATE: 2016-01-17 | LENGTH: 14:18

 
Confederate Supporters Steer Clear of Baltimore as Protesters Gather
Annual commemoration of Robert E. Lee at Baltimore monument does not take place as commission recommends removal of statue
DATE: 2016-01-17 | LENGTH: 05:40

 
Candidate: Judges Can Reform Baltimore's Unequal Justice System
Todd Oppenheim who is running for circuit court judge says judges have the power to alleviate some of the most entrenched inequities in the city's legal system
DATE: 2016-01-15 | LENGTH: 15:30

 
Maryland Police Reform Efforts Focus on Transparency
Proposals seek new training agency and civilian participation in police disciplinary process
DATE: 2016-01-12 | LENGTH: 04:28

 
Catherine Pugh: Police Officers Should Live in Baltimore
TRNN continues it's in-depth coverage of the race for mayor in 2016 with State Senator Catherine Pugh discussing her take on tax breaks for developers, police reform, and how to implement a living wage in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-01-11 | LENGTH: 09:19

 
From Gilmor Homes to Park Heights, Baltimore Tries to Heal the Pain of Crime and Corruption
A street named after a 2015 homicide victim and a landmark settlement over a sex for repairs scheme at a city housing project mark a deal of both communal healing and concern
DATE: 2016-01-08 | LENGTH: 04:18

 
Black and Latino Youth Demand Police Reform
CASA de Maryland and the Youth Freedom School protest outside of Baltimore city hall demanding police reform.
DATE: 2016-01-08 | LENGTH: 03:50

 
Carl Stokes: Baltimore's Tax System Totally 'Unfair' to Residents
In the second of our series of in-depth interviews with 2016 mayoral candidates councilman Carl Stokes says the strategy of doling out huge take breaks to developers needs to end and a city wide tax cut for all residents put in its place
DATE: 2016-01-07 | LENGTH: 10:50

 
Shelia Dixon: Baltimore is Going "Backwards"
In TRNN's first in-depth interview with mayoral candidates former mayor Shelia Dixon says the city needs to change course on policing, public housing, and tax policy
DATE: 2016-01-06 | LENGTH: 11:08

 
Mayor's Race 2016: Residents Want A City Run for Them
TRNN correspondent Taya Graham previews our upcoming coverage of the 2016 race with a focus on policy issues intended to benefit residents of Baltimore City
DATE: 2016-01-05 | LENGTH: 03:59

 
Inside Baltimore's Outrageous Bail System
TRNN speaks to bail lobby insiders and those working to abolish it altogether
DATE: 2016-01-03 | LENGTH: 08:20

 
Toy Drive and Coat Giveaway in Gilmor Homes
7 year old TRNN Reporter Zachariah Barber speaks with activists from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle about community organizing. Barber also has an exclusive interview with Baltimore City Councilmen Nick Mosby about his mayoral candidacy.
DATE: 2015-12-29 | LENGTH: 03:35

 
Rattling the Bars: Protesting New Prison Policy
In this Episode of Rattling the Bars concerned citizens of Baltimore protest to reverse new policy which limits family contact with prisoners in the visiting room.
DATE: 2015-12-29 | LENGTH: 16:16

 
The Story of the 2015 Baltimore Uprising Told Through the Voices of the People
The TRNN staff's coverage of the transformative year when the people demanded to be heard
DATE: 2015-12-28 | LENGTH: 25:13

 
West Baltimore on the Freddie Gray Case Mistrial
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with residents of West Baltimore about the mistrial in the case of officer William Porter
DATE: 2015-12-18 | LENGTH: 04:47

 
Baltimore City Council Challenges Mayor Over Youth Funding
Council President Jack Young defiant as Rawlings-Blake administration tries to stop proposal which would dedicate 3 percent of city budget to youth funding
DATE: 2015-12-17 | LENGTH: 02:35

 
Anger in Streets of Baltimore as Mistrial Declared in Freddie Gray Case
TRNN reports from Courthouse East in Baltimore after a jury was unable to return a verdict for any of the four charges brought against Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-12-16 | LENGTH: 03:18

 
7 Arrested Demanding State Revoke Permit for New Baltimore Incinerator
TRNN speaks to concerned community residents and and public health experts on why they believe the Department of Environment should halt the construction of the largest incinerator in the country
DATE: 2015-12-15 | LENGTH: 05:32

 
Defense Rests its Case in Trial of First Officer Charged With Killing Freddie Gray
University of Maryland Law Professor Doug Colbert gives his analysis of the defense case, closing arguments could begin Monday
DATE: 2015-12-11 | LENGTH: 02:20

 
NAACP Official: Freddie Gray Case Shows Baltimore Police Need Overhaul
NAACP Baltimore President Tessa Hill Aston responds to the opening of the defense case in the trial of officer William Porter
DATE: 2015-12-10 | LENGTH: 04:47

 
Accused Officer Takes Stand for First Time in Freddie Gray Case
University of Maryland law professor Doug Colbert discusses the latest developments in the trial
DATE: 2015-12-09 | LENGTH: 02:30

 
Officer Grilled Over Inconsistent Statements in Freddie Gray Trial
Law professor Doug Colbert responds to the prosecution's cross examination of defendant officer William Porter
DATE: 2015-12-09 | LENGTH: 05:23

 
Bernie Sanders Tours Sandtown with Baltimore Clergy
TRNN spoke to Baltimore residents about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood and the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center
DATE: 2015-12-08 | LENGTH: 06:57

 
Councilman: Lack of Audits in Baltimore, Poverty Inextricably Linked
Carl Stokes says the absence of fiscal accountability in a cash strapped city only heightens the growing divide between rich and poor
DATE: 2015-12-04 | LENGTH: 08:18

 
Did Key Witness Undermine Prosecution's Case in Freddie Gray Trial
Legal expert Doug Colbert explains how a key witness in the fifth day of the trial of officer William Porter may have undermined the prosecution's case
DATE: 2015-12-04 | LENGTH: 04:37

 
Man Facing Federal Charges for Cutting Fire Hose
Full video of protest against federal charges for Greg Butler for cutting firehouse during uprising coming shortly.
DATE: 2015-12-04

 
Baltimore Residents March Against Violence
Members of the No Boundaries Coalition march against spike in violence in West Baltimore
DATE: 2015-12-03 | LENGTH: 03:00

 
Day 4 of the Freddie Gray Case Set to Begin
Check out The Real News for updates from the trial of officer William Porter and an interview with former whistle blowing Baltimore Police officer Michael Wood
DATE: 2015-12-03 | LENGTH: 00:56

 
Former Cop: Incompetence Is No Excuse for Freddie Gray's Death
Retired Baltimore Police Department Sergeant Michael Wood responds to the defense's arguments
DATE: 2015-12-03 | LENGTH: 11:03

 
Jury Selected for Trial of Officer William Porter
Law Professor Doug Colbert responds to the seating of a jury in the trial of William Porter, the first of 6 officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-12-02 | LENGTH: 00:59

 
Prosecution Makes Opening Argument in Porter Trial
Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle responds to jury selection and prosecution's opening arguments
DATE: 2015-12-02 | LENGTH: 02:07

 
Defense Team in Freddie Gray Trial Attempting Shift Blame Away From Officer
Opening arguments seek to exonerate William Porter of wrongdoing
DATE: 2015-12-02 | LENGTH: 05:04

 
Protesters March to Inner Harbor Demanding Justice in First Day of Freddie Gray Case
Lack of accountability among concerns as juror selection of trial of officer Williams Porter continues into early evening.
DATE: 2015-12-01 | LENGTH: 05:20

 
How Jurors Are Being Selected for the Trial of William Porter
TRNN reports from the Baltimore courtroom for the case of William Porter, the first of six officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-12-01 | LENGTH: 04:52

 
How the Criminal Justice System Protects Police
Todd Oppenheim compares the treatment of the six officers charged with killing Freddie Gray to the clients he represents as a Baltimore Public defender
DATE: 2015-12-01 | LENGTH: 10:42

 
Potential Jurors Scrutinized in Freddie Gray Trial
On Monday, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams questioned 75 potential jurors in the trial of William Porter, the first officer being tried in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-11-30 | LENGTH: 04:00

 
HBCU's and Maryland Clash Over Higher Ed
TRNN Producer David Tigabu examines a landmark case on racial disparities in funding for higher education, and speaks with President of Morgan State University David Wilson about his role in the lawsuit as well as his experience with a similar case at Auburn University.
DATE: 2015-11-30 | LENGTH: 05:16

 
Neighborhood Where Freddie Gray Arrested Apprehensive as Trials Begin
West Baltimore community says justice for Gray is a first step towards healing a community suffering from neglect and surge in violence
DATE: 2015-11-30 | LENGTH: 02:18

 
Policing on Trial as Freddie Gray Case Set to Begin
Critics say cases against six cops can't remedy decades of aggressive tactics and flawed policy
DATE: 2015-11-25 | LENGTH: 16:24

 
MD Among Lowest Number of Hate Crimes in the Nation
Latest FBI report shows state relatively hate crime free, but some question stats
DATE: 2015-11-22 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Cancer-Causing Processed Meats Largely Affect Low Income Neighborhoods
According to a recent WHO study, processed meats cause cancer - but in many Baltimore neighborhoods, that's the only food that's available.
DATE: 2015-11-20 | LENGTH: 06:04

 
"They Think They've Won"
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Earl Richardson, Former President of Morgan State University and Kenneth Morgan, Assistant Professor at Coppin State University about the ongoing struggle to achieve equity for HBCUs.
DATE: 2015-11-20 | LENGTH: 07:36

 
Towson President Agrees to Students' Demands After Eight-Hour Occupation
Administration says diversity will be addressed but concerns remain over hostility and racial equity on campus
DATE: 2015-11-20 | LENGTH: 04:17

 
NAACP Plans March in Pocomoke
State and Worcester county branches aim for show of strength as city continues to fire black police officers
DATE: 2015-11-16 | LENGTH: 03:28

 
ACLU Releases Mobile Justice App
Representatives from ACLU of MD present Mobile Justice App in partnership with Coppin State University and community leaders.
DATE: 2015-11-15 | LENGTH: 03:51

 
Losing Shelter from the Storm
Residents from the Youth Empowered Society and staff from the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center describe the conditions and challenges for sheltering Baltimore's homeless population.
DATE: 2015-11-12 | LENGTH: 07:11

 
Baltimore Workers Rally For Higher Wages During Nat'l Day of Action
Over 100 gathered at the Amazon warehouse in Baltimore as 500 actions to raise wages were held across the country; New York state and Pittsburgh agreed to a $15 minimum wage for their employees.
DATE: 2015-11-11 | LENGTH: 05:47

 
ACLU: Baltimore Body Cam Regs Another Setback for Police Accountability
Former investigator also says decision to allow officers to review body camera footage before giving statements could hinder internal probes
DATE: 2015-11-11 | LENGTH: 06:24

 
An Insider's Look at Baltimore's Dysfunctional Housing Authority
In part two, fired veteran public housing worker Lucky Crosby discusses how the lack of accountability has fueled neglect and deplorable conditions in Baltimore's public housing
DATE: 2015-11-10 | LENGTH: 12:47

 
Whistleblower Recounts Retaliation in Sex-for-Repair Scheme
Maintenance worker Lucky Crosby goes into details about how the Baltimore Housing Authority handled the Sex-for Repair Scheme and why he believes he was fired for speaking out
DATE: 2015-11-09 | LENGTH: 14:42

 
Board Rules Pocomoke City Council Violated Open Meetings Act
Town in turmoil also has first homicide since 2010 when the fired black police chief took over
DATE: 2015-11-01 | LENGTH: 04:18

 
Coat Giveaway In Housing Project Where Freddie Gray Was Killed
7 Year Old Zachariah Barber talks to Gilmor Homes residents about pre-Halloween festivities.
DATE: 2015-11-01 | LENGTH: 05:02

 
City Clears Art From Confederate Monument
Officials use police to remove sculpture intended to bring context to symbol of city's racist past
DATE: 2015-10-31 | LENGTH: 03:16

 
Baltimore Still Debating What to Do With Confederate Statues
Testimony before commission recounts how monuments coincided with city's efforts to segregate
DATE: 2015-10-30 | LENGTH: 05:22

 
Is There a Path Forward for Baltimore After Freddie Gray?
Scholars and activists debate the future of a city still dominated by aggressive policing strategies and tax breaks for downtown developers
DATE: 2015-10-3 | LENGTH: 16:13

 
Prosecutors Drop All Charges for City Hall Protesters
Activists involved in Baltimore #CityHallShutdown say this is a victory for the right to dissent
DATE: 2015-10-29 | LENGTH: 02:26

 
Better Bus System Proposed for Baltimore as Mayor Snubs Governor
Hogan pledges faster more efficient service for residents while mayor stays away
DATE: 2015-10-23 | LENGTH: 04:03

 
Baltimore Rallies in Solidarity with Palestine
TRNN talks to Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity about why they are protesting Senator Ben Cardin's office and their response to the latest round of violence in Israel and Palestine
DATE: 2015-10-23 | LENGTH: 02:29

 
New Allegations of Sex for Repair Scheme at Gilmor Homes
More women come forward as pressure intensifies on Baltimore's housing commissioner to resign
DATE: 2015-10-21 | LENGTH: 03:18

 
Housing Commissioner Touts Privatization as Residents Remain Without Water for Five Days
TRNN's Eddie Conway follows up with city officials and residents concerning the lack of water and unsanitary conditions at the Baltimore city housing complex
DATE: 2015-10-20 | LENGTH: 07:49

 
Activists Return to City Hall to Defend the Right to Protest
As protesters disrupt Police Commissioner Kevin Davis's confirmation hearing, City Bloc organizer and high school student Makayla Gilliam-Price says the right to protest must be defended
DATE: 2015-10-19 | LENGTH: 03:14

 
Lack of Water, Unsanitary Conditions Prompt Seniors to Protest at City Housing Project
Residents of Lakeview Towers tell TRNN's Eddie Conway the city has been negligent in maintaining aging complex
DATE: 2015-10-18 | LENGTH: 05:14

 
Breaking: Baltimore Jury Acquits Another Freddie Gray Protester
The Real News speaks to #FreddieGray protester Larry Lomax and attorney Natalie Finegar shortly after he's found not guilty of disorderly conduct
DATE: 2015-10-16 | LENGTH: 02:31

 
Protesters Arrested Inside Baltimore City Hall as Frustration Over Policing Mounts
Civil disobedience part of growing movement demanding community input on law enforcement policies
DATE: 2015-10-15 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Shutdown: Baltimore Youth Take Over City Hall
The Real News spent Wednesday night in its entirety with young black activists who occupied City Hall in protest of Kevin Davis' bid to become the new police commissioner in Baltimore
DATE: 2015-10-15 | LENGTH: 06:47

 
They're Free: Baltimore Youth Released after Occupying City Hall
After their release, TRNN speaks with youth leaders Tre Murphy and Makayla Gilliam-Price about their ongoing demands for justice and accountability from the Baltimore Police Department and City of Baltimore
DATE: 2015-10-15 | LENGTH: 03:14

 
Protester Acquitted for Role In Freddie Gray Uprising
Lawyer says Baltimore jury affirmed first amendment rights with swift verdict
DATE: 2015-10-14 | LENGTH: 05:33

 
Judge Rules Two Officers' Statements Admissible in Freddie Gray Case
Conflicting statements from officers William Porter and Alicia White could provide key evidence during trial
DATE: 2015-10-14 | LENGTH: 05:31

 
With Homicides at Record Pace, City Plans Three Day Trial for Freddie Gray Protester
Hours of video evidence and multiple witnesses planned in prosecution of man who faces misdemeanor charges for joining in Freddie Gray uprising
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 06:22

 
Baltimore Police Commissioner Stunned by Poverty in Baltimore
Another violent weekend with 9-year-old girl shot prompts debate over root cause of mayhem
DATE: 2015-10-05 | LENGTH: 04:52

 
Sex for Repairs Scheme Alleged in Gilmor Homes
Federal lawsuit alleges residents of city housing project where Freddie Gray grew-up were asked to have sex in exchange for maintenance work
DATE: 2015-09-29 | LENGTH: 03:26

 
First Defendent in Freddie Gray Trial May Prove Key in Prosecution's Case
TRNN gets reactions to the judge's decision to postpone the trials for the six officers charged with killing Freddie Gray. A technical issue in an earlier version of this video has been fixed
DATE: 2015-09-29 | LENGTH: 03:34

 
Prosecutors Drop False Imprisonment Charges Against Baltimore Pastor
ACLU says remaining charges of inciting a riot are overreaching and could discourage civil disobedience
DATE: 2015-09-25 | LENGTH: 04:57

 
What the Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Says About Race in the US
TRNN's Taya Graham and Stephen Janis say city officials' reactions to the black community's calls for accountability reveal the depth of racial divisions in this small eastern shore town.
DATE: 2015-09-23 | LENGTH: 21:55

 
Pocomoke City Officials Get Testy as Black Residents Demand Accountability
Firing of first black police chief continues to divide community even as new top cop says he won't live in the city
DATE: 2015-09-17 | LENGTH: 09:37

 
Baltimore's Race for Mayor Feeling Impact of Freddie Gray Uprising
After Rawlings-Blake exit, motivated voters could influence the city's political landscape
DATE: 2015-09-16 | LENGTH: 14:48

 
Music for Revolution
Firebrand Records' Son of Nun and Ryan Harvey discuss the new label's Baltimore roots and say they aim to take revolutionary music to the mainstream
DATE: 2015-09-15 | LENGTH: 03:54

 
Whistleblower: Modern Policing Rooted in Racist Policies
TRNN brings you the second part of our interview with former Baltimore Police Sergeant Michael Wood
DATE: 2015-09-13 | LENGTH: 06:17

 
Freddie Gray Trial Casts Shadow Over Baltimore Mayor's Resignation
TRNN's Stephen Janis discusses how the killing of Freddie Gray continues to have consequences at city hall
DATE: 2015-09-11 | LENGTH: 10:18

 
Could the Mayor's Decision Not to Run End Era of Big Tax Breaks and Aggressive Policing in Baltimore?
Candidate for mayor Carl Stokes tells TRNN's Stephen Janis that the campaign focus may shift as past policies come under fire
DATE: 2015-09-11 | LENGTH: 07:02

 
Judge: Trials for Officers Charged With Killing Freddie Gray to Stay in Baltimore
On Thursday morning judge Barry Williams rejected the defense's argument, that the six officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray could not get fair and impartial trials in Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-09-10 | LENGTH: 04:30

 
City Unanimously Approves $6.4 Million Settlement for Gray Family
The Board of Estimates approved a $6.4 million dollar settlement for the family of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody sparked riots, mass protests and calls for change
DATE: 2015-09-09 | LENGTH: 01:36

 
Separate Trials in Freddie Gray Case Could Pave Way for Outsiders in Baltimore Mayoral Race
Activists and residents say protracted legal proceedings could heighten city's anti-incumbent mood
DATE: 2015-09-06 | LENGTH: 04:28

 
Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement
The media called it a riot, but on the streets of Baltimore they call it an uprising.
DATE: 2015-09-06 | LENGTH: 19:33

 
Activist Kwame Rose Arrested Outside Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Hearings
Kwame Rose and Morgan State professor Lawrence Brown spoke to the Real News before Rose's arrest about why people are protesting outside the courthouse
DATE: 2015-09-02 | LENGTH: 09:40

 
TRNN Livestream Outside Freddie Gray Pre-trial Hearing
The Real News speaks to protesters, legislators, and activists about the latest developments in the pre-trial hearings for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Former Police Officer: The War on Drugs Needs to End
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
How Will the Freddie Gray Hearings Affect the Trial?
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to journalist Stephen Janis
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Activist: Justice Impossible Without Accountability
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, who died in police custody
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Why is There Systemic Police Abuse in Baltimore? (2/2)
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Paul Jay about the connection between poverty and policing
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
What Role Will State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's Play?
TRNN's Jared Ball interviews Urban Research Institute Director Ray Winbush
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Why is There Systemic Police Abuse in Baltimore? (1/2)
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Paul Jay about the connection between poverty and policing
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Rose Got Handcuffs Instead of Medical Help, Says Protester
TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews an eyewitness to Kwame Rose's arrest
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Former Political Prisoner: We Need a Fair Trial
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to TRNN Producer Eddie Conway
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Officers Should Be Tried in Baltimore, Says MD Delegate
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Maryland State Delegate Jill Carter
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
Lawyers of Six Officers in Gray Case: Move Trial Out of Baltimore, And Away From Its Politics
On Wednesday, defense lawyers representing the six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray argued that the trial had to be as far removed from the city and sentiment of Baltimore as possible.
DATE: 2015-09-02 | LENGTH: 02:53

 
Why is There Systemic Police Abuse in Baltimore? (1/2)
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Paul Jay talks about the connection between poverty and policing
DATE: 2015-09-02

 
After Hearing, Protests Against Police Killings Continue
Activist Tawanda Jones and TRNN's Eddie Conway say protests will continue until police are held accountable and economic inequality is addressed.
DATE: 2015-09-02 | LENGTH: 10:27

 
DC Mayor's New Plan to Stem City Violence: More Policing
Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com discusses the plan of DC's Mayor Bowser to address increased levels of city homicides
DATE: 2015-09-01 | LENGTH: 05:51

 
Former Cop Says Freddie Gray Slowdown Didn't Prompt Crime Spike
Ex-Baltimore Officer Michael Wood, who came to fame for tweeting about corruption inside the agency, says there is no evidence showing aggressive policing reduces crime. Note: The video version of this interview incorrectly identifies Michael Wood as Michael Woods.
DATE: 2015-09-01 | LENGTH: 07:04

 
Pre-trial Hearings for Freddie Gray Case Start Wednesday
Top civil rights attorney Dwight A. Pettit says he has turned over records from past wrongful death suits involving police to the Justice Department's civil rights division
DATE: 2015-08-30 | LENGTH: 04:28

 
What Has Changed Since Freddie Gray's Killing?
TRNN visits Penn & North, a short distance from where Freddie Gray lived and died and this is what we witnessed
DATE: 2015-08-28 | LENGTH: 05:26

 
Bullock Trial Begins Friday
18-year-old Allen Bullock broke a police car window during the Baltimore uprisings. Having turned himself in, he faces life in prison and a bail that is higher than those set for the six police officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-08-27 | LENGTH: 03:43

 
ACLU: Illegal Pocomoke Meeting Should Void Chief's Firing
After a Real News investigation found the Pocomoke City council met in secret to fire the town's first black police chief, the ACLU has filed a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General's office
DATE: 2015-08-21 | LENGTH: 05:45

 
Cherry Hill: The "Model Negro Village" (1/2)
Dr. Ray Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University talks about their recently published report on the history, current state and proposed future of this legendary Baltimore community
DATE: 2015-08-13 | LENGTH: 12:42

 
Baltimore's Mass Transit Suffers as Leaders Bicker
A contentious meeting between city leaders and governor's staff reveal lack of vision for Baltimore's problem plagued mass transit
DATE: 2015-08-13 | LENGTH: 12:59

 
A Year of Uprisings, Then Murders?
Officials say homicides across the country are up because of guns, drugs and gangs, but the Real News spoke to people in Baltimore who say that the causes for violence run much deeper
DATE: 2015-08-10 | LENGTH: 08:09

 
Youth Activists Consider the Role of Voting in Freedom Struggles
Student activist Makayla Gilliam-Price, Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and community activist DeJuan Patterson discuss 50 years of voting rights
DATE: 2015-08-06 | LENGTH: 12:42

 
Passions Erupt as Officials Stonewall on Black Chief's Firing
A Pocomoke city council meeting turns tumultuous as residents demand answers about the firing of the city's first black police
DATE: 2015-08-06 | LENGTH: 07:38

 
Eddie Conway Talks Activism and Shares His Life Story With Seniors
The Real News Executive Producer Eddie Conway talks to senior citizens about his book and how Baltimore city has changed since the time of the '68 riots.
DATE: 2015-07-5 | LENGTH: 09:37

 
Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 18:38

 
Governor Hogan Orders Closing of Notorious Baltimore Detention Center
Power Inside's Jacqueline Robarge says Gov. Larry Hogan's move to close the Baltimore Detention Center raises questions of what happens to the prisoners who will be moved, and as well questions about the women's jail open
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 08:29

 
A Baltimore Community is Better at Stopping Murder than Police
Despite desperate conditions, Cherry Hill teamed up with Safe Streets to stop murders for over 400 days
DATE: 2015-07-3 | LENGTH: 08:32

 
Justice Department Details Investigation of Black Police Chief's Firing as Community Calls for Mayor's Resignation
Probe will include election irregularities and possible misuse of federal grants by Pocomoke city officials
DATE: 2015-07-24 | LENGTH: 05:47

 
Council Seeks to Change Park Named After Confederate General
Residents, council say mayor needs to move faster to take down symbols of the confederacy in a majority black city
DATE: 2015-07-21 | LENGTH: 03:24

 
Black Police Chief Makes Community Policing Work...Then Gets Fired
Despite record low crime, Lawyers for Kelvin Sewell says top cop was fired for refusing to terminate officers who filed discrimination complaints against Pocomoke City.
DATE: 2015-07-18 | LENGTH: 06:33

 
School That Served Low-Income Residents of Baltimore Sees Its Final Graduation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports on the closing of Sojourner-Douglass College amid allegations of financial mismanagement
DATE: 2015-07-15 | LENGTH: 03:11

 
Freddie Gray's Community Restores Its Basketball Courts
Eddie Conway talks to Baltimore residents in Gilmor Homes about their collective efforts to restore a neglected part of their community.
DATE: 2015-07-14 | LENGTH: 03:47

 
Why Was Baltimore's Police Chief Fired?
Paul Jay asks veteran cops Neill Franklin and Kenneth Butler if Batts was thrown under the bus to appease the police union
DATE: 2015-07-13 | LENGTH: 20:40

 
Baltimore Police Chief Allowed Looting to Discredit Protestors, Says Union
Veteran police officers Kenneth Butler and Neill Franklin discuss a report issued by the Fraternal Order of Police that accuses recently fired Chief Batts of ordering police to stand down during looting so protestors would be blamed as the aggressors
DATE: 2015-07-10 | LENGTH: 24:13

 
Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Amid Surge in Violence, Mistrust
Mayor calls Anthony Batts a distraction from crime fighting efforts
DATE: 2015-07-09 | LENGTH: 02:56

 
Comrade on Culture, Community and Creativity
Baltimore rapper Comrade talks to The Real Music about growing up in Baltimore, being a community activist, and how hip-hop culture influences young people.
DATE: 2015-07-09 | LENGTH: 17:03

 
Will Anyone Challenge the Mayor?
TRNN's analysis of Baltimore's critical upcoming election
DATE: 2015-06-16

 
Baltimore Residents Hold Lock-in Opposing School Closing
TRNN's Megan Sherman and Anton Woronczuk speak to West Baltimore community members and activists fighting to keep Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights from closing
DATE: 2015-06-16

 
The Global African: The Great Migration & An Update on Baltimore
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at similarities between the Great Migration and immigration today & also gives an update on the situation in Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-06-15

 
Revolution in Rhyme: Comrade Speaks
Baltimore rapper Comrade joined the iMiXWHATiLiKE crew for this discussion of his politics, influences and work in collaboration with No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles (WEAA 88.9 FM / Baltimore)
DATE: 2015-06-14

 
New Commander of District Where Freddie Gray Died Has Different Take on Policing
Says arrests are not always the best solution and that police and community have to find common ground
DATE: 2015-06-12

 
Baltimore Residents Say Root Causes of Violence Ignored
The Real News Correspondents Taya Graham and Megan Sherman ask the community about the recent spike in the city's homicide rate
DATE: 2015-06-11

 
Baltimore Uprising a Transformative Moment For City Youth
A panel from our live Baltimore Uprising coverage featuring a discussion of some of the powerful moments during the protests by Paulo Gregory Harris, Don Rojas, and Sabah Nazer
DATE: 2015-06-10

 
Advocates Warn of Political Consequences if Police Accountability Fails
Broad coalition says lack of action by new MD workgroup will be felt at the polls
DATE: 2015-06-09

 
As News Trucks Leave, the Music Stays
A month after the Baltimore uprisings over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the political hip hop duo Rebel Diaz gave a free concert in the Gilmor Homes
DATE: 2015-06-09

 
Baltimore Students Now Eat for Free
Starting this week all Baltimore City public school students will get free meals, but the school officials and advocates agree the meals need to continue to improve in quality and nutrition
DATE: 2015-06-05

 
Baltimore City Council: Need For Cash Fueled Faulty Speed Camera System
Investigation ignores accuracy concerns, call for fewer cameras.
DATE: 2015-06-02

 
From Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond - The Left Forum
TRNN's Paul Jay moderates a panel in New York on critical issues facing the movement reignited by resistance against police violence. With Alicia Garza, Glen Ford, Kshama Sawant, Makayla Gilliam-Price, and Thenjiwe McHarris.
DATE: 2015-06-01

 
After School Lets Out: Parents, Friends, Tanks
Teenagers at Frederick Douglas High School in West Baltimore said they felt threatened by the National Guard trucks, humvees, and soldiers that greeted them at 4:00pm on Friday.
DATE: 2015-05.03

 
#BlackLivesMatters Protestors Oppose O'Malley's Presidential Bid
TRNN's Jaisal Noor covers former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement and talks to protestors about why they oppose his candidacy
DATE: 2015-05-30

 
Town Hall at Freddie Gray's Gilmor Homes
TRNN producer Eddie Conway hosts a town hall in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death.
DATE: 2015-05-28

 
Town Hall at Freddie Gray's Gilmor Homes: What's Happening to Our Children?
A Gilmor Homes resident questions why the city government isn't doing more for the city's youth that are most in need
DATE: 2015-05-28

 
Town Hall at Freddie Gray's Gilmor Homes: "We've Got to Help Ourselves"
A Gilmor Homes resident believes the answer to ending systemic degradation in their neighborhood lies within the community.
DATE: 2015-05-28

 
30 Years Later: The Bombing Of MOVE Part 2
Jared Ball and Bashi Rose continue their coverage of the May 13th Commemoration of the 1985 Bombing of MOVE
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
Advocates Say Black Women Left Out of Freddie Gray Conversation
More attention needed to black women in policing debate
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
Can the DOJ Reform the Baltimore Police Department?
TRNN Replay: As news comes that the city of Ferguson reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, The Real News had previously examined the results and limitations of recent federal interventions aiming to reform troubled police departments
DATE: 2015-05-21 | LENGTH: 06:53

 
Pressure Mounts on Baltimore Police Union as Protests Continue
Residents says FOP has gone too far with criticism while organization hires PR firm.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Grand Jury Indicts 6 Officers in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors remove false imprisonment charge, add reckless endangerment.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
NAACP Accuses Baltimore Police Union of Intimidation
A pointed letter to FOP president says the union's criticism is widening the racial divide.
DATE: 2015-05-20

 
Baltimore Residents Say Anger Over Freddie Gray Could Affect Mayor's Race
City Hall seen as out of touch with residents' concerns
DATE: 2015-05-20

 
New Hoops in Gilmor Homes
An unfiltered look at the Friend of a Friend Program's efforts to build community in Gilmor Homes of Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-05-17

 
Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby: I'm Just Doing My Job
State's attorney Marilyn Mosby says she is not surprised by the onslaught of criticism over her decision to charge six officers in the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.
DATE: 2015-05-15

 
Black Officers Rally Around Cop Accused in Death of Freddie Gray
Advocates for Sgt Alicia White say racism within the department contributed to charges against her.
DATE: 2015-05-14

 
Former Baltimore Cop: You Can't Enforce the Law by Breaking It
Stephen Tabeling says police who are hesitant in wake of Freddie Gray indictments don't understand the law.
DATE: 2015-05-12

 
The Global African: Freddie Gray Pt. 2
TeleSUR's The Global African continues to examine the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-05-11

 
Did Freddie Have a Right to Run?
TRNN's Paul Jay, Attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Byron Warnken discuss whether or not the Baltimore police had a right to use force to stop Freddie Gray; the States Attorney has said the arrest was illegal, but has not commented on the stop.
DATE: 2015-05-11

 
Mayor Declines to Up Job Funding for Baltimore Youth
3000 applicants may be turned down as advocates say more, not less funding needed
DATE: 2015-05-08

 
Baltimore Public Defender: Teens Targeted by School to Prison Pipeline
Statistics show Baltimore youth face more arrests, more likely to be charged than suburban counterparts.
DATE: 2015-05-08

 
Former Cop: The BPD Needs to Be "Purged"
Retired Maryland State Police Major Neill Franklin says bad cops and illegal policies need to changed from within
DATE: 2015-05-08

 
The Fire This Time: A Town Hall Discussion
TRNN Town Hall discussion on who is listening to Baltimore's youth.
DATE: 2015-05-07

 
Activists Say Feds Alone Won't Fix Police Department
Is community control needed to reform law enforcement in Baltimore?
DATE: 2015-05-07

 
Was the Baltimore Curfew Legal?
TRNN's Paul Jay, Attorney A. Dwight Pettit, law professor Byron Warnken discuss and debate if the curfew and state of emergency that eliminated the right of free assembly after 10pm was justified
DATE: 2015-05-07

 
Was it Legal to Hold Baltimore Protestors More Than 24 Hours Without Bail?
Attorney Dwight Petit and law professor Byron Warnken discuss a judges decision that upheld holding protestors without bail for up to 47 hours
DATE: 2015-05-06

 
Did State's Attorney Mosby Overcharge the Six Baltimore Police?
Attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Byron Warnken discuss the accusation that the charges laid against six Baltimore police "overreached"
DATE: 2015-05-06

 
What Conditions Gave Rise to the Baltimore Uprising?
Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
A Camera Prevents an Arrest
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Baltimore police admit that camera presence during an interaction with a young man prevented his arrest.
DATE: 2015-05-04 | LENGTH: 05:11

 
Baltimore Youth on Being Called Thugs
Members of Dew More Baltimore talk about what politicians and media had to say about Baltimore Youth last week
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
Over 5,000 Students Call For Change From the Top in Baltimore
Baltimore United for Change partners with youth activists organizations in Baltimore to protest police brutality in the city.
DATE: 2015-05-03

 
Rapper and Baltimore Algebra Project Activist Talks Being a Black Man in Baltimore
Comrade, Baltimore rapper and activist exclusively talks to The Real Music host Angel Elliott about police brutality and activism.
DATE: 2015-05-03

 
Will Indictment Lead to Systemic Change in Baltimore?
TRNN senior editor Paul Jay and civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit discuss the implications of Marilyn Mosby's Friday morning announcement.
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
Voices From the Epicenter of Protest
TRNN Correspondent Eddie Conway speaks with residents of Gilmor Homes about the charges brought against 6 Baltimore police officers
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
Protestors Defy the Curfew
TRNN's Paul Jay went down to Baltimore City Hall on Friday night
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
What Comes After Protests?
Baltimore panelists discuss police reform, grassroots organizing, and protestor's demands
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
Was Baltimore's Curfew a Dress Rehearsal for Martial Law?
TRNN senior editor Paul Jay, civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit, and law professor Doug Colbert also discuss the legality of Freddie Gray's arrest
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
On May Day, Port Workers Say Black Lives Matter
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 in Oakland organized a work stoppage to protest police brutality
DATE: 2015-05-02

 
Freddie Gray Supporters Wary of Maryland Medical Examiner
Rulings in past on use of force cases seen as impediment to efforts to hold police accountable
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
The Blowback of Zero-Tolerance Policing
Former FBI agent Tyrone Powers responds to the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
The Protesters Got Us the Indictment, Says Congressman
Elijah Cummings, whose district includes half of Baltimore City, says this is a great day for Baltimore City
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
This Time, Young People Rose Up
Activist Zachary Murray says police violence is a symptom of a larger problem in Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
Man Who Filmed Gray's Arrest: "We're Fighting for Freedom"
Kevin Moore talks to TRNN's Eddie Conway from Gilmor Homes
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
The Global African: Freddie Gray and The State of Black Politics
The Global African's Bill Fletcher takes a look at the Freddie Gray protests and the state of black politics
DATE: 2015-05-01

 
Unpaid Corporate Bills Weigh Heavily on Baltimore's Looming Water Shutoffs
The Baltimore Sun's Luke Broadwater discusses the details behind the city's push to collect unpaid water bills, including his investigation into major corporate scofflaws
DATE: 2015-04-6

 
Police Commissioner Says No New Evidence of Force-Related Injuries to Freddie Gray
As protestors surrounded City Hall, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts briefed elected officials in a closed door meeting on the latest in the investigation of Freddie Gray's death
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
How One Baltimore Community Reduced Murders Without the Police
Members of the Rose Street Community talk about their efforts to transform how their neighborhood deals with violence and the police's attempt to take credit for reducing murders there
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
Community Has Minimal Confidence in Freddie Gray Investigation, Says Baltimore Pastor
Pastor Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple AME Church reacts to news of a previously undisclosed fourth stop of the police van in which Freddie Gray suffered an 80 percent severed spine
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
The Nation Reacts
From San Diego to Seattle to New York City, where 100 people were arrested Wednesday, people stood in solidarity with Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
Talib Kweli on Why Black Lives Matter
The Real Music Exclusive: Hip Hop Artist Talib Kweli sits down with TRNN host Angel Elliott in Baltimore. Produced by Charneice Fox Richardson
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
Survivor of Police Brutality: Baltimore Law Enforcement Lied in My Case
Fenyanga Muhammad was shot three times in the back and once in his left hand and was never found guilty of any crime
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
Baltimore Civil Rights Attorney Casts Doubt on Claim Gray Injured Himself
A. Dwight Pettit says the leaked police report stating Freddie Gray injured himself fits into a long pattern of police disinformation
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
What We Know About the Multiple Investigations into Freddie Gray's Death
TRNN Investigative journalist Stephen Janis discusses the investigations into Freddie Gray's death and responds to comments made by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
DATE: 2015-04-30

 
Poverty in Baltimore is No Accident
Former City Council President Lawrence Bell, attorney A. Dwight Pettit and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay discuss the systemic reasons and deliberate policies that led to the murder of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
What Do Solutions Look Like
Former City Council President Lawrence Bell, attorney A. Dwight Petit and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay discuss what public policy might address the underlying the crisis facing Baltimore
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
"Thugs," "Hooligans," and "Riots," Challenging Narratives with Dominque Stevenson
Host Jared Ball gets activist Dominque Stevenson's eye-witness account on the events that precipitated Monday's #Baltimoreuprising
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
Media Focuses on Violence, Ignores Poverty and Policy in Baltimore
Maryland State Delegate Jill Carter, Michaela Brown of the Baltimore Bloc, and Baltimore teacher Meghann Harris discuss how the mainstream is covering Baltimore
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
Baltimore Bloods, Crips: We Don't Need Police, We Protect Our Own
TRNN's Angel Elliott talks exclusively with Baltimore gang members about their relationship with police, and the past week of unrest.
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
As Protests Continue in Baltimore, What Should the Community Do Next?
Lutalo Tyehimba, Marisela Gomez, and A. Dwight Pettit discuss the next steps for activists and the community in Baltimore
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
Mainstream TV's Attention to Property Destruction Overshadows Killing of Freddie Gray
TRNN's Eddie Conway and Megan Sherman and Baltimore City firefighter Gary Nelson give the real account of the encounter between Baltimore youth and police on Monday and discuss the underlying conditions that produced it
DATE: 2015-04-29

 
Fury in the Streets of Baltimore
Protestors threw rocks and burned cars after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who was killed by police earlier this month.
DATE: 2015-04-28

 
At Freddie Gray's Funeral, A Call for Real Change
Mourners say city leaders must finally pay attention to the consequences of police brutality in Baltimore
DATE: 2015-04-28

 
Senior Center Fire Shines Light on Long-Neglected Baltimore Communities
Pastor Donte Hickman of the Southern Baptist Church says the looting and arson are responses of the unheard people in Baltimore city
DATE: 2015-04-28

 
Police Were Harassing Students Before Monday's Outrage
TRNN Top Stories 2015: Exclusive documents obtained by The Real News show how police officers engaged in a pattern of abuse before the killing of Freddie Gray by arresting teenagers who were waiting to take the bus back home in the same neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore that would erupt and lead to the chaos seen this week.
DATE: 2015-04-28 | LENGTH: 01:43

 
Freddie Gray Laid to Rest, Baltimore Youth Rise Up
TRNN's Eddie Conway reports on Freddie Gray's funeral and explains the context for the outburst of anger and frustration by youth in Baltimore
DATE: 2015-04-27

 
Freddie Gray and the Legacy of Slavery in Baltimore Policing
Historian Gerald Horne says the police culture that allows violence with impunity grew out of the slave patrols, which like today, used force to defend the economic order.
DATE: 2015-04-26

 
Hundreds Protest in Baltimore, No Police Yet Charged in Freddie Gray's Death
TRNN reports from protests against police brutality and impunity in the death of 25-year old African American Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-04-26

 
Police Violence Not Merely the Product of Police with Racist Attitudes
Paul Jay says police are enforcing laws, often with deadly force, to make people obey legislation that at its heart protects people that own property; the more you own, the more you are served and protected
DATE: 2015-04-25

 
Town Hall Recap: Should the Community Control the Police?
In the wake of Freddie Gray's death, TRNN replays a community Town Hall hosted by Marc Steiner, where Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gathered to discuss what to do about police brutality in their city
DATE: 2015-04-24

 
In Freddie Gray's Neighborhood, Residents Say Police Harassment is Constant
Lifelong residents say they can't even stand outside on a summer day
DATE: 2015-04-24

 
Analysts say Wall Street Fees Costing Baltimore Water Bureau Millions
$55 million spent on exotic interest rate swaps to fund water bonds between 2003-2014, and total fees could reach beyond $200 million for all deals in the near future.
DATE: 2015-04-23

 
The True Toll of Policing in Baltimore - The Arrest of a 7-Year-Old
Long before Baltimore police were thrust into the national spotlight for recent allegations of brutality, the arrest of a child for sitting on a dirt bike made international headlines.
DATE: 2015-04-23

 
A Look at Failed Police Reform Efforts in the Wake of Freddie Gray's Death
TRNN speaks to advocate Dayvon Love about the failed efforts to reform Maryland law blamed for protecting abusive officers.
DATE: 2015-04-23

 
Michelle Alexander: Baltimore Must Organize to Stop Police Brutality
Renowned author of 'The New Jim Crow' says the death of Freddie Gray points to the need for concerted community action to halt excessive force targeted at African Americans
DATE: 2015-04-22

 
In Their Own Voices: Protestors Speak Out as Feds Start Probe of Freddie Gray's Death
The community is outraged over yet another police custody death in Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-04-22

 
TRNN Town Hall: In Conversation with Michelle Alexander
Discussing the school to prison pipeline
DATE: 2015-04-22

 
A Walk Through The Neighborhood Where Freddie Gray Lived and Died
The Real News presents an interview with former Baltimore City official Lawrence Bell, who says policing has created apartheid-like conditions in Baltimore neighborhoods like the Gilmore Homes
DATE: 2015-04-21

 
Safe Streets: Baltimore's Secret Crime Fighting Weapon
Baltimore's Safe Streets program was found to decrease homicides by 50% in the four areas it has been deployed, so why is the program underfunded?
DATE: 2015-04-16

 
Official: Baltimore Cutting Water to Hundreds of Residents and Zero Corporations
City residents rally against water shutoffs, but city officials maintain their necessity
DATE: 2015-04-16

 
Empowering Baltimore Youth with Media, Art, Activism, and Pan-African Culture.
Ras Tre Subira, founder of The Griot's Eye program, discusses his African-Centered approach to education and the use of media, art, and traveling abroad to Africa to inspire inner city youth to develop knowledge of self and create alternatives to mainstream media.
DATE: 2015-04-14

 
The Story of a Struggle to Keep East Baltimore's Men and Families Center Open
The Real News Network takes a look at the center's efforts to overcome obstacles and continue to serve the community.
DATE: 2015-04-13

 
Civil Rights Lawyer: Police and Politicians Hide Evidence in Brutality Cases
Investigative journalist Stephen Janis talks to civil rights lawyer A. Dwight Pettit about how the political establishment works with police departments to thwart investigations of police brutality cases
DATE: 2015-04-12

 
As Losses Mount for Taxpayer Backed Hotel, Politicians Scatter
Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis discusses the growing burden for city taxpayers of supporting the ailing Baltimore Convention Center Hotel with Heywood Sanders, a professor of public administration from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
DATE: 2015-04-10

 
Board's Decision Raises More Questions about Tax Breaks for Developers
Stephen Janis examines the debate about the fairness of lucrative tax breaks in light of a recent decision to withhold one from a struggling city neighborhood
DATE: 2015-04-1

 
Civil Rights Attorney Says Cops Have Been Shooting Unarmed People in the Back for Years
Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis discusses the shooting of unarmed man by a North Charleston police officer with civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit and its implications for police accountability in Maryland.
DATE: 2015-04-09

 
The Fight for Fair Housing for Baltimore Renters
TRNN speaks to advocates fighting for Baltimore's tenants to have more power in rent court
DATE: 2015-03-30

 
Baltimore Prosecutor Reviewing Evidence in Death of Activist
A decade-long struggle to overturn the suicide ruling on the death of minority contractor Robert Clay is finally gaining traction
DATE: 2015-03-29

 
Baltimore Council President Stands Firm on Rec Center Demands
TRNN's Stephen Janis talks to Council President Jack Young about why he's holding legislation to authorize new spending on recreation centers
DATE: 2015-03-25

 
The True Toll of Policing in Baltimore
Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis interviews Sgt. Louis Hopson, whose decades long battle fighting discrimination inside the Baltimore Police Department came at a high personal cost
DATE: 2015-03-24

 
Baltimore Police Commissioner: Racism Causes Pain, Violence in the Community
TRNN's Stephen Janis looks at the evolving dialog about the role of racism in crime
DATE: 2015-03-23

 
The True Cost of Incarceration in Baltimore's Poorest Neighborhoods
TRNN's Stephen Janis talks to Justice Policy Institute Executive Director Marc Schindler about how Maryland spends millions incarcerating residents of inner city neighborhoods
DATE: 2015-03-20

 
Report Finds At Least 109 Killed in Police Custody in Maryland From 2010-2014
ACLU-MD finds African-Americans killed by police at disproportional rate, only two officers charged in the killings, and no state mechanism to track or learn from fatal encounters
DATE: 2015-03-20

 
Men and Families Center Fights Shutdown
Members of the community center speak out against a decision to close it due to fire code violations
DATE: 2015-03-12

 
2015 State of Baltimore City: Mayor Reinforces 'Flawed' Crime-fighting Program
Veteran officer Neill Franklin and Rose Street Community Center's Clayton Guyton explain their concerns regarding Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announcement on Operation Ceasefire in Baltimore's Eastern District
DATE: 2015-03-10

 
Baltimore Offering Tax Breaks to Developers Amidst Crumbling Infrastructure
The Sun's City Hall reporter Luke Broadwater discusses reporting on an epidemic of water main breaks, uncovering workers compensation payouts for police responsible for fatal shootings, and the millions of dollars paid out to teachers annually who are injured on the job
DATE: 2015-03-09

 
How Will State Budget Cuts Affect the Homeless in Baltimore?
TRNN speaks to advocates fighting to overturn budget cuts that they say will impact the poor and homeless populations who recently endured harsh winter weather
DATE: 2015-03-06

 
Baltimore's Harbor-Front Development at the Expense of City Infrastructure and Schools
The Baltimore Sun's Luke Broadwater says Baltimore's push to give tax-breaks and incentives to developers has Baltimore City's schools losing tens of millions of dollars in state funding
DATE: 2015-03-02

 
Unions Fight Controversial Charter School Expansion Bill
TRNN speaks to supporters and opponents of Gov. Hogan's proposal to increase freedoms for charter schools, while critics warn the measures could lead to abuse and undermine collective bargaining
DATE: 2015-02-28

 
Maryland Police Reform Advocates and Opponents Speak Out Prior to Hearing
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to supporters and opponents of reforms that will determine the role of communities in how police abuse is handled
DATE: 2015-02-27

 
Baltimore College Fights To Keep Accreditation Status
TRNN speaks to a faculty member from Sojourner Douglass College, which is facing financial shortfalls due to the Federal Pell Grant and the Parent PLUS loan
DATE: 2015-02-27

 
What Do Effective Violence Reduction Programs Look Like? (1/2)
TRNN speaks to nationally recognized gun violence expert Daniel Webster about new models of homicide reduction programs and how they are breaking with the past
DATE: 2015-02-16

 
'Ceasefire' Police Program Missing Social Services and Jobs Plan
TRNN examines the nationally acclaimed homicide prevention program "Operation Ceasefire" amid allegations Baltimore is not funding the crucial outreach component that provides a critical escape to at-risk populations
DATE: 2015-02-14

 
Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (3/3)
In part three, retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss the killing of a former Baltimore police commissioner's daughter that shook the entire city
DATE: 2015-02-12

 
Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (2/3)
In part two, retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss what speaking to those accused of murder can teach about the failures of our society
DATE: 2015-02-11

 
Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall (4/4)
In the final part of the of the Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall discussion hosted by South Organizing Against Racism (SOAR), participants debate what kind of political strategy the movement should adopt
DATE: 2015-02-10

 
Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (1/3)
Retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis explain why they decided to write "Why Do We Kill?"
DATE: 2015-02-10

 
Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall (3/4)
In part three of the Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall discussion hosted by South Organizing Against Racism (SOAR), participants discuss if the #Blacklivesmatter movement should develop an electoral strategy and consider breaking with the two-party system
DATE: 2015-02-06

 
Baltimore Schools Facing Cuts in State Budget
Legislators, residents and advocates tell the Real News they are preparing to fight back against Republican Governor Larry Hogan's proposed cutbacks that will disproportionally affect low income students of color
DATE: 2015-02-04

 
Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall (2/4)
In Part Two of the Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall discussion hosted by South Organizing Against Racism (SOAR), participants discuss whether the #Blacklivesmatter movement can pick up where the civil rights movement and black power movements left off
DATE: 2015-02-02

 
Baltimore Activists Participate in National Day of Action Against Police Brutality
More than 100 Baltimore-area activists traveled to the state's capital to mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and demand reform of the Maryland police bill of rights and civilian oversight
DATE: 2015-01-16

 
Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall
In partnership with South Organizing Against Racism (SOAR), The Real News Network presents: Police Violence and Militarization Town Hall
DATE: 2015-01-16

 
Baltimore Students Stage Die-in to Protest School-to-Prison Pipeline
Baltimore City Public School students are demanding comprehensive policy changes on police interaction with youth, school funding, and the city school's curriculum
DATE: 2015-01-15

 
Black October and the 1973 Murder of State Delegate Turk Scott
Retired 60-year veteran law enforcement officer Stephen Tabeling and award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss the murder of Maryland State Delegate - who was facing federal indictment for drug charges - by the group Black October (4/4)
DATE: 2015-01-09

 
Police Reform Advocates To Disrupt Opening of MD Legislative Session
The Real News speaks with Baltimore legislators, advocates and activists about what they say are necessary changes to state law including the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, and a planned protest on January 15th
DATE: 2015-01-09

 
How Drug-Dealing Baltimore Politicians and Police Escaped Accountability in the 60s and 70s
Retired 60-year veteran law enforcement officer Stephen Tabeling and award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss the selective prosecution in the early years of the "War on Drugs" and how dirty police and politicians repeatedly thwarted justice (3/4)
DATE: 2015-01-08

 
Does Maryland's Police Bill of Rights Protect Bad Cops?
Retired 60-year veteran law enforcement officer Stephen Tabeling and award winning investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss their book "You Can't Stop Murder in Baltimore" and the impact of the 1974 Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Right (1/4)
DATE: 2015-01-06

 
Nationwide Anti-Police Brutality Protests Enter Second Month
Activists again disrupt Baltimore-area restaurants and shops and retired veteran officer Neill Franklin talks about whether body cameras are an effective remedy and the importance of ending the culture of impunity for the boys in blue
DATE: 2014-12-30

 
Baltimore Fox Affiliate Faked Video of Activist Chanting "Kill A Cop"
Activist and community leader Tawanda Jones responds to FOX 45 Baltimore airing a heavily edited clip making it seem she was chanting "kill a cop" at a protest
DATE: 2014-12-24

 
Community That Halted Murders Plans to Sue Over Ongoing Police Abuse
Residents of Baltimore's Rose Street Community say they are pursuing legal action against systemic police abuse, even while they have stopped murders in a 77 block radius for months
DATE: 2014-12-19

 
Loyola University Students March Against Police Brutality
Loyola University students protest on their campus as a part of ongoing demonstrations against minority targeted police brutality and violence.
DATE: 2014-12-12

 
Baltimore Communities Wage Legislative and Grassroots Battles For Better Public Schools
Baltimore residents have secured $1 billion over ten years to restore and revitalize their historically underfunded school district, while communities are undertaking grassroots efforts to ensure access to quality education for all students
DATE: 2014-12-09

 
Can Corporations Help Save Baltimore's Crumbling Water System? (2/2)
Emanuele Lobina, author of a new report "Troubled Waters" argues private water companies could spell disaster for the city's water system
DATE: 2014-12-05

 
Baltimore City Says It Does Not Plan to Privatize Water
Baltimore's city council questions top official over plans to use private companies to study how to improve Baltimore's aging water system as opponents warn such a move could lead to privatization
DATE: 2014-12-03

 
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 4: Should the Community Control the Police?
In the final part of the series, host Marc Steiner asks the all-important question: Where do we go from here? Baltimore community members give their insight.
DATE: 2014-11-30

 
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 3: Should the Community Control the Police?
In part three of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss civilian review boards from other cities like Toronto, Canada, and Detroit, MI, who have power to hire and fire
DATE: 2014-11-27

 
TRNN REPLAY: The Real News Town Hall Pt. 2: Should the Community Control the Police?
In part two of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss the next steps for community policing - does Baltimore need a civilian review board with power?
DATE: 2014-11-26 | LENGTH: 28:12

 
Baltimore Erupts with Protests in Solidarity with Ferguson
Hundreds march across Baltimore and shut down major thoroughfares the day after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown
DATE: 2014-11-26

 
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 2: Should the Community Control the Police?
In part two of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss the next steps for community policing - does Baltimore need a civilian review board with power?
DATE: 2014-11-26

 
TRNN REPLAY: The Real News Town Hall: Should the Community Control the Police? Pt.1
Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gather to discuss and debate what to do about police brutality in their city
DATE: 2014-11-25 | LENGTH: 36:39

 
The Real News Town Hall: Should the Community Control the Police? Pt.1
Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gather to discuss and debate what to do about police brutality in their city
DATE: 2014-11-25

 
Baltimore Residents Demand Legislative Action to End Police Impunity
Residents, attorneys and law enforcement officials offer testimony on whether the Maryland legislature should repeal key components of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.
DATE: 2014-11-24

 
"The Long Shadow": Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore (4/5)
Professor Karl Alexander discusses his nearly three decade study that exposes the structural barriers to escaping poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-11-11

 
"The Long Shadow": Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore (5/5)
In this segment, Karl Professor Karl Alexander concludes his discussion about his nearly three decade study that exposes the structural barriers to escaping poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-11-11

 
"The Long Shadow": Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore (3/5)
Professor Karl Alexander discusses his nearly three decade study that exposes the structural barriers to escaping poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-11-09

 
Toothless Tiger: Citizen Review Board Unable to Hold Police Accountable
TRNN examines Baltimore's police review board, which everyone from the board's head to the mayor agree needs to be overhauled
DATE: 2014-11-09

 
"The Long Shadow": Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore (2/5)
Professor Karl Alexander discusses his nearly three decade study that exposes the structural barriers to escaping poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-11-08

 
"The Long Shadow": Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore (1/5)
Professor Karl Alexander discusses his nearly three decade study that exposes the structural barriers to escaping poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-11-07

 
What's at Stake for the Black Electorate in Maryland?
Dr. Jared Ball, professor at Morgan State University and radio host, and Hassan Giordano, political analyst for Fox News Radio, discuss the black vote and the Maryland gubernatorial race
DATE: 2014-11-03

 
'One Baltimore' Rally Unites Groups Against Privatization
TRNN's Megan Sherman speaks to labor leaders, activists and low-wage workers who oppose potential plans for privatization of the city's water and other public services, and say the issue is tied to growing crime and poverty in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-10-30

 
The Stigma of Welfare in White Working Class America (1/2)
TRNN Special Report: In the town of Westminster, Maryland, some residents view public assistance as system with pervasive fraud and abuse
DATE: 2014-10-29

 
Baltimore Mayor and City Council Clash Over Police Body Cameras
Baltimore Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger explains why the Baltimore City Council wants body camera legislation passed immediately, while the administration of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants it delayed
DATE: 2014-10-29

 
One in Ten Baltimore Residents Apply for Section 8 Housing after Waitlist Opens for First Time in a Decade
Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger talks about the implications of tens of thousands of Baltimore residents applying for the Section 8 housing program, which subsidizes rent for needy families
DATE: 2014-10-29

 
Policing Isn't a Solution for Youth in Baltimore
Bart Lubow, senior advisor at the Annie E. Casey Foundation talks policy changes for youth in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-10-26

 
"Undue Force" and Police Brutality in Baltimore
Baltimore Sun journalist Mark Puente discusses his investigation into police brutality cases that have cost the city $5.7 million
DATE: 2014-10-10

 
Baltimore Mayor and Police Commissioner Unveil Supposed Action Plan to Reduce Police Brutality
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police commissioner Anthony W. Batts released a lengthy 41-page report outlining their recommendations to curb police brutality in Baltimore.
DATE: 2014-10-09

 
Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (2/4)
A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.
DATE: 2014-10-08

 
Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (4/4)
A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.
DATE: 2014-10-07

 
Where Do We Build Our House in This Swamp? - Eddie Conway and Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic Racism in Baltimore (1/2)
Dr. Ray Winbush discusses structural racism in Baltimore and urban centers across America
DATE: 2014-10-02

 
Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (3/4)
A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-10-01

 
Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (1/4)
A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-09-26

 
Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve
#whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson
DATE: 2014-09-12

 
100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'
Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize
DATE: 2014-09-04

 
Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore
TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
DATE: 2014-08-21

 
Is Baltimore City's Water Supply Up For Privatization?
City Hall denies the charge, but workers and advocates say an upcoming water contract could be a foot in the door for privatization
DATE: 2014-08-14

 
Workers Say Racial Discrimination Systemic at Thurgood Marshall Airport
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with workers and advocates at BWI Airport who say the racial wage gap there is harming Baltimore's African American community
DATE: 2014-08-09

 
Baltimore Brew: Old-School Journalism for 21st Century Baltimore (2/2)
The Baltimore Brew's Fern Shen and Mark Reutter talk about Baltimore's infamous liquor board and plans to privatize public housing
DATE: 2014-08-06

 
Baltimore Brew: Old School Journalism for 21st Century Baltimore (1/2)
The Brew's Mark Reutter and Fern Shen discuss their model of journalism and how they saved taxpayers $100 million
DATE: 2014-08-04

 
Baltimore Hosts Dueling Rallies over Israel's Gaza Assault
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore residents taking part in both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine rallies along with noted scholar Norman Finkelstein, who was just arrested with two dozen others for carrying out civil disobedience at the Israeli mission to the UN
DATE: 2014-07-31

 
Will a Stricter Curfew Law Help or Hurt Baltimore Youth?
Sonia Kumar from the ACLU argues that the law threatens parental and Fourth Amendment rights, while the bill's lead sponsor says it will provide children with needed social services
DATE: 2014-07-04

 
School to Prison Pipeline
To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system - a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner
DATE: 2014-06-30

 
Low Wages and Unemployment Are Factors that Lead to Violence
Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor
DATE: 2014-06-27

 
As Construction of Baltimore Incinerator Is Halted, Activists Rally for Justice for Bhopal
Jaisal Noor reports on the decision of the state of Maryland to stop construction of the largest incinerator in the country in Baltimore, and also on a rally in DC ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster
DATE: 2014-06-26

 
Covering the Epidemic of Violence in Baltimore - TRNN Grand Opening
TRNN Replay: Moderated by Paul Jay, this panel discussed solutions and how the Real News plans to report on murders in the city
DATE: 2014-06-26 | LENGTH: 27:08

 
Hip Hop Opening of the Real News Media Center in Baltimore
Some of the best hip hop artists in Baltimore help celebrate the opening of the Real News studios with special guest Danny Glover
DATE: 2014-06-23

 
Testimony of Mothers - TRNN Grand Opening Panel
Reverend Heber Brown talks to two mothers whose sons were murdered in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-06-23

 
Baltimore on the Brink
Reverend Dr. Heber Brown on the June 21st Town Hall in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-06-13

 
Tenants and Workers Speak Out against Plans to Sell Off Baltimore's Public Housing
Jaisal Noor speaks to public housing residents and employees about their concerns with plans to privatize around 40% of Baltimore's public housing stock
DATE: 2014-06-12

 
Is Baltimore Local Media Working in the Best Interests of Its Residents?
Baltimore residents and LEAP executive director Neill Franklin give their take on Baltimore's local news coverage
DATE: 2014-06-05

 
Imagining Rational Public Safety Policy For Baltimore - TRNN Webathon Panel
Radio host Marc Steiner, poet Duke the Rude, and rapper Phil Ade discuss current public safety policy in Baltimore city and what needs to be done to make the city safer
DATE: 2014-06-04

 
TRNN Live Steaming Webathon (1/3)
Replay of our June 2 live stream webathon. Edited versions of the various segments will be published later today
DATE: 2014-06-03

 
TRNN Live Steaming Webathon (2/3)
Replay of our June 2 live stream webathon. Edited versions of the various segments will be published later today
DATE: 2014-06-03

 
Will Curfew Laws Make Baltimore City Safer? - TRNN Webathon Panel
Dayvon Love, Nick Mosby, Brandon Scott, and Kimberly Ellis discuss the youth curfew law in Baltimore and whether it will lead to an improvement in public safety
DATE: 2014-06-03

 
Join Us For Our Live Webathon
On Monday, June 2, we will be livestreaming guest panels and musical performances from our Baltimore studio
DATE: 2014-05-31

 
Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (2/4)
Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood
DATE: 2014-05-29

 
Help Us Make Game-Changing Local News
With your donation, TRNN will bring independent, uncompromising journalism to the city of Baltimore
DATE: 2014-05-29

 
Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (1/4)
Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood
DATE: 2014-05-27

 
Donate To Support Critical International Coverage
Because TRNN doesn't accept government funding, we can provide nuanced coverage of international stories like the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine without demonization
DATE: 2014-05-25

 
Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage
Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more
DATE: 2014-05-21

 
Break the Monopoly on Local TV News
TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay says we have to create local TV news that engages millions of people in finding solutions to the critical problems of our time
DATE: 2014-05-08

 
"Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)
Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore
DATE: 2014-05-07

 
Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (2/2)
Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry continue their discussion of the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement
DATE: 2014-05-02

 
Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (2/2)
Longtime advocate Jeffrey Singer explains the modern history of public housing and the threat of privatization in Baltimore and other cities
DATE: 2014-04-29

 
Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (1/2)
Public housing residents and workers say they will lose their jobs and homes when the city sells some of its public housing stock to private developers through the new Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
DATE: 2014-04-28

 
Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (1/2)
Marc Steiner examines if Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage with Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless
DATE: 2014-04-16

 
Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (2/2)
The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless
DATE: 2014-04-16

 
Workers at Nation's Top Hospital Strike For Fair Wages
The Real News goes to the picket lines as Johns Hopkins Hospital workers launch a three-day strike for living wages
DATE: 2014-04-09

 
Baltimore Residents Decry Lack of Affordable Housing
Statistics show Baltimore has as many as 40,000 vacant homes but only 43 affordable units are available per 100 extremely low-income households
DATE: 2014-04-06

 
Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against "Poverty Wages"
The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage
DATE: 2014-04-04

 
Maryland Residents Voice Opposition to Natural Gas Fracking Export Facility
38,000 petitions submitted against the project while backers say more than 20,000 submitted in support
DATE: 2014-04-03

 
Baltimore's MICA Adjunct Professors Set to Vote on Unionization
MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits
DATE: 2014-03-31

 
TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore 'Ban The Box'?
TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
DATE: 2014-03-17

 
Should Baltimore Privatize Its Public Housing?
Housing advocate Jeffrey Singer and Councilman Bill Henry debate whether Baltimore should privatize 40% of its public housing stock
DATE: 2014-03-13

 
Popular Baltimore Weekly Bought By Corporate Media Subsidiary
Marc Steiner says that we need independent and alternative media like The City Paper to do the important work of investigative reporting, as the popular weekly's fate follows national trend of media consolidation
DATE: 2014-02-25

 
Protesters In Baltimore Helped Launch A Wave of Anti-Vietnam War Activism (1/2)
Joe Tropea, co-director of Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance, discusses the acts of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War involving Catholic priests in Baltimore who destroyed draft cards with blood and napalm
DATE: 2014-02-24

 
Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility
Activists rally against Dominion Resources's proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe
DATE: 2014-02-24

 
Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United
Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending
DATE: 2014-02-12

 
Debate: Are Maryland Schools Ready for the Common Core Standards
Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year's MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.
DATE: 2014-02-09

 
Debate: Baltimore Teachers Vote On A New Contract
Marc Steiner hosts a debate between the President of the Baltimore Teachers Union Marietta English and dissident teacher Iris Kirsh on the merits of the new Baltimore teachers union contract, being voted on Thursday by union members
DATE: 2014-02-06

 
What Would You Do If You Ran Baltimore Housing Policy? - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that redevelopment in Baltimore must start with revitalizing the community, not to gentrify and raise real-estate values, but for the benefit of people who historically lived there
DATE: 2014-01-13

 
The Destruction of Baltimore's Middle East Community - Marisela Gomez on RAI (2/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins "broken windows" policy and Baltimore's use of eminent domain law helped destroy a once vibrant community
DATE: 2014-01-09

 
Gentrification of Baltimore's Middle East - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
Hopkins trained doctor Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins expansion plans are changing the class and racial character of the surrounding community
DATE: 2014-01-09

 
Hopkins Trained Doctor Fights Hopkins Expansion Plans in Baltimore - Marisela Gomez on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Marisela Gomez, a doctor and community activist, says one can't arrive in the Hopkins community and not see the huge disparity between this institution, and surrounding it a community that's been completely disinvested and abandoned
DATE: 2014-01-08

 
Thousands Protest Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict Nationwide
Hundreds in Baltimore demand justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin, changes to judicial system that allowed his killer to walk free
DATE: 2013-07-16

 
Advocates Condemn Clearing of Baltimore's 'Camp 83' Homeless Encampment
City clears 'Camp 83' and refuses to find residents shelter but private citizen provides campers temporary housing
DATE: 2013-03-14

 
What to do about Baltimore Schools?
Pt.2 Lester Spence and Marc Steiner discuss possible fixes to the crisis facing Baltimore public schools
DATE: 2013-01-02

 
 

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