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Baltimore's Metro Shutdown Underscores City's Transportation Problem (2/2)

In the second part of his interview with Lisa Snowden McCray, Councilman Ryan Dorsey talks about how creating a more bike-friendly and walkable city not only improves public health but also boosts employment and small-business growth
DATE: 2018-02-22 | LENGTH: 13:02

 
  
Improving Baltimore's Schools Will Take More Than Just Money
Baltimore's schools need to be fundamentally transformed, says Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and meaningful change requires focusing on the needs of black parents and community members
DATE: 2018-02-21 | LENGTH: 05:06

 
Safe Streets in America's 'Most Dangerous City'
Baltimore is experiencing a slight dip in homicides, thanks in part to Safe Streets, a mediation-based program to end violence. But law-and-order Republicans are pushing back against community-based solutions
DATE: 2018-02-21 | LENGTH: 05:46

 
State's Attorney's Office fires prosecutor amid Gun Trace Task Force controversy, lawyers call shenanigans
Lawyers for Anna Mantagena claim she was wrongfully terminated in a political ploy, promise to produce documents
DATE: 2018-02-21

 
Baltimore's Metro Shutdown Underscores City's Transportation Problem (1/2)
In a high-crime city like Baltimore, transportation is often overlooked. But Councilman Ryan Dorsey says creating more equitable and accessible transit throughout Baltimore would have a huge impact on the city, particularly in neighborhoods that have been historically disenfranchised or "redlined"
DATE: 2018-02-20 | LENGTH: 11:42

 
Were Baltimore's Corrupt Cops High When They Made Attempted Murder Arrest?
A court hearing mentions allegations that members of the Gun Trace Task Force were using drugs when they responded to a call, in a case where they will be forced to testify for defense
DATE: 2018-02-20

 
Mother of Woman Shot by Baltimore County Police Speaks Out
Korryn Gaines' mother Rhanda Dormeus discusses her daughter's death, her grandson's trauma, and police force
DATE: 2018-02-19

 
Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud
City officials say they can't release a long-awaited audit of officers' overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union that is still pending in federal court
DATE: 2018-02-18 | LENGTH: 04:57

 
As the Opioid Crisis Deepens, Will Maryland Democrats Vote to Save Lives?
Advocates say a new bill to create safe consumption spaces for drug users would save lives and money. But in a blue state that has rejected progressive ideas in the past, will lawmakers embrace the strategy?
DATE: 2018-02-16 | LENGTH: 05:48

 
Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter
As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl's brother says he knows the answer
DATE: 2018-02-16 | LENGTH: 03:54

 
In First Black Police Chief's Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination
Former Police Chief Kelvin Sewell appeals his misconduct conviction, arguing that he was prosecuted in retaliation for a discrimination complaint. Maryland Court of Special Appeals judges press a state prosecutor for answers
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 09:53

 
City Council Committee Advances Styrofoam Ban, But Delays Implementation
A Baltimore City Council committee unanimously voted to advance a proposed ban on Styrofoam food containers, but drastically lengthened the timeline for implementation from 90 days to 18 months, as activists anxiously await the full council's decision
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 07:39

 
Catharsis and Corruption in Wake of Dirty Cop Conviction
Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force trial ends with closure for victims and calls to ferret out further corruption at the top of police department
DATE: 2018-02-14

 
Trump's Budget Declares War on Forgotten America
Across the country, legislators and advocates say President Trump's budget and infrastructure plans would siphon resources and wealth off the needy to benefit the wealthy
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 05:12

 
Two Cops Found Guilty In Massive Police Corruption Scandal
Former Baltimore Police Commander Neill Franklin says the corruption exposed by the federal Gun Trace Task Force Trial is unavoidable consequence of America's failed 'War on Drugs'
DATE: 2018-02-13 | LENGTH: 10:36

 
Democracy in Crisis: The FBI and Dirty Cops
The Memo hysteria and a Baltimore corruption trial highlight the state of law enforcement in 2018
DATE: 2018-02-13

 
Slum Clearance: Relocating Public Housing Residents Without Notice
Many residents of the Gilmor Homes housing project say they did not receive notice from Baltimore officials about the city's plan to demolish six buildings and put 40 percent of the property in private hands
DATE: 2018-02-12 | LENGTH: 05:44

 
Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can't Be Reformed
Dr. Lawrence Brown, professor of public health at Morgan State University, says the new revelations from the Gun Trace Task Force corruption trial make it clear that we must dismantle the current law enforcement system and construct new health-driven models for keeping communities safe
DATE: 2018-02-12 | LENGTH: 16:32

 
Guilty Verdict in Gun Trace Task Force Corruption Trial
Gun Trace Task Force members Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor have been found guilty on a number of charges tied to racketeering, conspiracy, and fraud
DATE: 2018-02-12

 
Jury Deliberates in the Gun Trace Task Force Trial
Closing arguments in the case are a battle of PowerPoints and rhetoric. Meanwhile, the new Baltimore Police Commissioner struggles to get ahead of a massive scandal
DATE: 2018-02-09

 
Pugh Blames Press for Baltimore's 'Perception Problem'
At an event at the Parkway Theater, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended her administration and attacked the media
DATE: 2018-02-09

 
Students Push City Council To Consider Banning Styrofoam
Pushed by student activists, Baltimore City Council President and others voice their support for banning polystyrene foam food containers in the city
DATE: 2018-02-08 | LENGTH: 04:32

 
Former Police Commander: Poverty, Drug War Root Cause of Police Corruption Scandal
Neill Franklin, of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, dissects the revelations of the Gun Trace Task Force Trial and what it means for the future of policing
DATE: 2018-02-08 | LENGTH: 37:15

 
Afrikan Black Coalition Conference 2018 Highlights
Collective Blackness and Intersectional Action Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with ABC organizer Star Bacon about black student organizing in higher education
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 14:58

 
Convicted Baltimore Officer Testifies That He Stole Money With Now Deceased Officer Sean Suiter
In the Gun Trace Task Force trial, convicted officer Momodu Gondu says he used to steal money with the officer who died after being shot in Harlem Park in November
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 03:56

 
Baltimore Public Housing Resident Suffers Concussion from Falling Ceiling
The Real News continues to document the deteriorating conditions in subsidized housing as a woman who told her story of sex abuse continues to endure dangerous living conditions by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 04:17

 
Deputy Commissioner Named in Corruption Case in 2009 Killing, Resigns
Former Detective Momodu Gondo testified that colleague Jemell Rayam "murdered" a man in 2009 and Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere helped coach cover-up
DATE: 2018-02-06

 
Dueling Proposals to Ensure Casino Money Goes to Classrooms
The Real News examines the debate around Baltimore school funding and looks at two bills that would put casino revenue into a 'lock box' for education
DATE: 2018-02-05 | LENGTH: 06:46

 
Baltimore Legislators Call for a Statewide $15 Minimum Wage
The year after Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed a $15 minimum wage for Baltimore, she joins members of the Baltimore City Council to call on the state to pass similar legislation
DATE: 2018-02-05 | LENGTH: 03:04

 
Victims of Corrupt Baltimore Police Unit Tell Their Stories
As new allegations arise against the now notorious Gun Trace Task Force, Baltimore residents share tales of false arrest, robbery, and a failure to heed warnings about the unit's criminal behavior
DATE: 2018-02-04 | LENGTH: 05:28

 
Baltimore Youth Want More Control Over Their Education
Four members of the student-led Baltimore Algebra Project spoke to the Baltimore City School Board greater youth control of education
DATE: 2018-02-02 | LENGTH: 15:41

 
Lawyers Claim State's Attorney's Office "Encouraged" Gun Trace Task Force Crimes
Flanked by victims of "police gang," Ivan Bates and other defense attorneys slam Marilyn Mosby's office in his bid for top prosecutor post
DATE: 2018-02-02

 
Police Task Force Victim: 'Everybody's Life Is Destroyed'
The Gun Trace Task Force trial reveals lives ruined, money stolen, and emotional wreckage
DATE: 2018-02-01

 
Trump's Law-and-Order Policies Gain Ground in Blue States
Even with community opposition in blue states like Maryland, racially tinged rhetoric and fear mongering are being used to roll back criminal justice reform
DATE: 2018-02-01 | LENGTH: 08:30

 
Witness Testifies That Police Officer Brought Him Bags of Stolen Drugs
In the Gun Trace Task Force trial, a Baltimore bail bondsman testified that in 2015, Sgt Wayne Jenkins brought him pharmaceuticals stolen from drugstores looted during the uprising
DATE: 2018-02-01 | LENGTH: 03:42

 
The Real Baltimore: Why is the City Evicting The Homeless Again?
In the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, homeless advocates decry the razing of a tent community near downtown Baltimore
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 29:10

 
Gun Trace Task Force Trial In Baltimore Highlights Structural Inequality
The details emerging from the ongoing corruption trial highlight the inequality inherent in policing a segregated city
DATE: 2018-01-31

 
Harm Reduction: Checking Street Drugs for Fentanyl
Using invasive drug testing technology to check street drugs for fentanyl could save lives, but will the city support it?
DATE: 2018-01-29

 
Homeless Advocates Decry Encampment Eviction
City officials and advocates for the homeless dispute the circumstances under which a prominent homeless encampment in downtown Baltimore was cleared on Friday
DATE: 2018-01-28 | LENGTH: 05:41

 
'3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets': A Discussion with Ron Davis
Ron Davis, father of slain Jordan Davis, joins an audience in TRNN's studios for a post-screening discussion of '3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,' a film that examines the shooting death of his son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, the racial prejudice that caused the tragedy, and contradictions within the American criminal justice system
DATE: 2018-01-26 | LENGTH: 58:16

 
Woman Breaks Down After Sharing Her Tale of Sex for Repairs in Public Housing
An ongoing Real News investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in Baltimore public housing revealed personal stories of pain and anguish for women trying to survive in a system they say ignores them
DATE: 2018-01-26 | LENGTH: 04:43

 
Do We Need Anarchists? Lessons from the Goddess of Anarchy
Jacqueline Jones discusses her new book on Lucy Parsons, a former slave who became one of the most influential anarchists in the U.S. labor movement
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 21:09

 
"Both Cops And Robbers At The Same Time"
Testimony in the racketeering trial of two police officers reveals unprecedented corruption
DATE: 2018-01-24

 
Grassroots Pressure Stops Cuts to Baltimore Schools
Educators and advocates convinced the Baltimore school board to scale back major reforms to the funding formula that determines how much money schools receive
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 04:15

 
Body-Cam Footage Leads to Charges of Evidence Tampering Against Cop
The footage, which shows an officer placing evidence in a vacant lot and then activating his camera to retrieve it, has embroiled the Baltimore Police Department in yet another scandal
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 02:24

 
Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore
In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore's necessary infrastructure investments
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 06:03

 
Community Members Sound Off On Troubled Baltimore School System
At a town-hall event, Baltimore City school board members respond to concerns about freezing classrooms and widespread mismanagement
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 05:08

 
Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department
Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Rather Than Address Crime, Baltimore Officials Try to Relocate It
Baltimore officials will demolish 6 buildings and relocate more than 120 families living in Gilmor Homes, a public housing project that the mayor says is a hotbed for criminal activity. Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Gilmor residents about the city's plan, which he says fails to address the root causes of the problem
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 06:23

 
Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can't Heat Its Schools
Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore's flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 21:56

 
Women March in Defiance of Trump
In Baltimore and around the world, the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington prompted calls for unity in resisting the policies of the Trump Administration
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 06:21

 
Can a New Baltimore Police Commissioner Fix a Corrupt Department?
The firing of Chief Kevin Davis and the appointment of Darryl DeSousa to replace him raises questions about the ability of an agency under a federal consent decree to right itself
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 04:44

 
Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Kevin Davis
Mayor Catherine Pugh announced that Davis had been replaced Friday morning, following months of scandal and speculation
DATE: 2018-01-19

 
Mayor Announces New Baltimore City Community Grants Program
Catherine Pugh teams up with Weinberg Foundation to give small grants to community organizations.
DATE: 2018-01-19

 
Freddie Gray Protesters Take Police Officers to Court
Officers involved in the suit are associated with the corruption probe of the Gun Trace Task Force, which has been charged with planting evidence and stealing from suspects; one officer faces criminal trial next week
DATE: 2018-01-17

 
Sex-For-Repairs Victim: 'I Felt Like I Had to Do This to Keep My Home'
A victim of the sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore's public housing comes forward to tell her story
DATE: 2018-01-16 | LENGTH: 07:15

 
The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage in Maryland Returns, With Force
When more than 200 people showed up in Annapolis on MLK Day to voice their support for raising Maryland's minimum wage, the fire marshal had to shut the event down an hour early because authorities weren't prepared for such a high turnout
DATE: 2018-01-16

 
How Will the Mayor's 'Safe Art Space' Task Force Affect Baltimore's Black Artists?
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's task force, formed last December, hopes to revive an old Black arts and entertainment district
DATE: 2018-01-15 | LENGTH: 06:18

 
Bail Industry Allegedly Pays Bribes to Imprison the Poor
Allegations of bribes paid by bail lobbyists to state politicians are prompting activists to demand that Maryland legislators freeze out the industry from pushing anti-reform legislation in the upcoming session
DATE: 2018-01-12 | LENGTH: 05:34

 
Outrage at Baltimore School Board Meeting Over Freezing Classrooms
Community members single out Governor Larry Hogan for the chronic underfunding of Baltimore City schools
DATE: 2018-01-10 | LENGTH: 05:52

 
Baltimore's $12M Youth Fund Gives Community the Reins (2/2)
Many public officials myopically think the only way to stop crime in Baltimore is to increase arrests, but the best way to deal with crime is to invest more in the people, says Adam Jackson, co-chair of the fund's task force. "We should invest in our institutions and our ability, as black people, to change our condition"
DATE: 2018-01-09 | LENGTH: 10:46

 
Freezing Classrooms Highlight Systemic Underfunding of Baltimore Schools
Councilman and former teacher Zeke Cohen says the "inhumane conditions facing students in Baltimore Schools is a crisis of enduring injustice"
DATE: 2018-01-09 | LENGTH: 09:09

 
Money for Police and Prisons but Not for Heat in Classrooms
Author and poet Kondwani Fidel argues Baltimore City students have been getting robbed of their education for years
DATE: 2018-01-09 | LENGTH: 07:21

 
Baltimore's $12M Youth Fund Gives Community the Reins (1/2)
Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and co-chair of the 34-person task force in charge of laying the fund's groundwork, says that letting the community decide where the money goes will ensure it gets to the right places, particularly black-led organizations in Baltimore
DATE: 2018-01-05 | LENGTH: 08:52

 
Baltimore City Schools Lack Adequate Heat for Students
"Right now I am sitting in the library with my friend and we're bundled up in coats because the heat is not working," a student wrote Wednesday.
DATE: 2018-01-03

 
Juvenile Arrest Numbers Indicate Return to Zero Tolerance
Report shows dramatic spike in arrests for 'nuisance' crimes
DATE: 2018-01-02

 
The Real Baltimore: How Bigotry Shaped a City
On this episode of The Real Baltimore, author and journalist Antero Pietila discusses how racist policies embraced by Baltimore a century ago continue to haunt the city today
DATE: 2017-12-31 | LENGTH: 17:25

 
The Hidden Agenda Behind Right-Wing Sinclair's School Reporting
The Real News hosts an extended discussion on Sinclair Broadcasting's "Project Baltimore," an investigative project that looks for flaws in the public school system--without addressing the root causes--and pushes for privatization
DATE: 2017-12-28 | LENGTH: 37:22

 
How Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers Fueled an Affordable Housing Crisis in Baltimore
A rising inventory of luxury apartments points to the city's ineffectual inclusionary housing laws which advocates say can only be addressed with dedicated funding for development of projects with reasonable rents outside the Inner Harbor
DATE: 2017-12-24 | LENGTH: 39:30

 
Baltimore City Council to Propose Income-Based Water Billing
A new report shows that half of Baltimore households will be unable to afford water by 2019, but new legislation could change that
DATE: 2017-12-23 | LENGTH: 04:50

 
Baltimore Councilman's Radical Idea: Tax Breaks for Poor Neighborhoods
A councilman and a group of activists are pushing several proposals to address Baltimore's burgeoning affordable housing crisis by targeting subsidies at neighborhoods the city has long neglected
DATE: 2017-12-22 | LENGTH: 03:38

 
Police Reform: How to Make 150K and Rob the People who Pay You
In another installment of TRNN's in-depth reporting on the complexity of reforming urban policing, we examine how monetizing failure creates opportunities for law enforcement to extract wealth from communities that can least afford it
DATE: 2017-12-18 | LENGTH: 36:02

 
Baltimore Students Offer Solutions to Stop Police Brutality
A 5th grade class in Baltimore has completed an comprehensive research project on the unconstitutional and racist tactics used by Baltimore's police department and have turned their work into solutions they hope will improve how law enforcement interacts with the community
DATE: 2017-12-17 | LENGTH: 04:08

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: What's Next? (4/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay on what's next for The Real News in Baltimore
DATE: 2017-12-16 | LENGTH: 05:50

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Is Having a White CEO in a Majority Black City a Problem? (3/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay on both the perception and substance of leadership in Baltimore
DATE: 2017-12-15

 
Will Kirwan Consider Race When Recommending Fixes to Maryland Schools?
Baltimore students and advocates are pushing the Kirwan Commission to consider racial equity when recommending changes to policies and funding
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 08:33

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Why Baltimore? (2/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay about why The Real News chose Baltimore for its headquarters
DATE: 2017-12-14

 
Can Baby Bonds Help Close Baltimore's Wealth Gap?
Most social programs that address the poverty problem give out resources after someone has already experienced poverty, but "what we need is a structural apparatus in this society where people don't get exposed to poverty in the first place," says Dr. Sandy Darity
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 04:35

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Who's Your Audience? (1/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay to discuss Baltimore's new alternative paper and its relationship with The Real News Network
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 08:52

 
The Death of Detective Sean Suiter: How Deep Does the Corruption Go?
Journalists Jayne Miller and Luke Broadwater discuss the burgeoning scandal inside the Baltimore police department over the mysterious death of homicide detective Sean Suiter, who was found dead in an alley shot, with his own gun
DATE: 2017-12-11 | LENGTH: 34:05

 
Grave Concerns: Will Detective Suiter's Death Bring Commissioner Davis Down?
Baltimore's Police Department faces a crisis in the wake of the murder of one detective, the indictment of eight other officers, and the lockdown of a community
DATE: 2017-12-11

 
Mystery Surrounding Detective's Death Heightens Mistrust of Police
As the BPD asks the FBI to take over Detective Sean Suiter's murder investigation, activists say Suiter's planned testimony in a major corruption case only bolsters the argument for community control of police
DATE: 2017-12-09 | LENGTH: 04:17

 
The Argument for Closing Low-Enrollment Schools is Wrong, Advocates Say
As Baltimore faces another round of school closings, parents and educators argue small schools are actually the best way to address entrenched poverty and other social ills
DATE: 2017-12-08 | LENGTH: 06:12

 
Residents Say Police Lockdown in Wake of Cop's Death is Unconstitutional
Residents of the Harlem Park neighborhood in Baltimore where Detective Sean Suiter died three weeks ago told the city's Civilian Review Board they were subjected to unconstitutional tactics by the department during an investigation that has yet to net a suspect
DATE: 2017-12-07 | LENGTH: 09:43

 
Man Shot by Baltimore Police in 2015 Granted New Trial
Judge grants new trial to Keith Davis Jr. who was charged and convicted of murder after being shot by police
DATE: 2017-12-04

 
Man Convicted of Murder After Being Shot by Baltimore Police Demands New Trial
Keith Davis Jr. always claimed police planted the gun on him; new evidence and affidavits call key state's witness into question
DATE: 2017-12-01

 
Commissioner Asks Feds to Take Over Investigation into Death of Detective Following New Charges Against Baltimore Cops Baltimore Cops
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis seeks to hand over the investigation into the death of Det. Sean Suiter to the FBI
DATE: 2017-12-01

 
Public Demands Consent Decree Monitoring Team Get Out of the Seats and Into the Streets
Citizens express frustration at the first public meeting of the team set up to oversee the agreement between the Department of Justice and the Baltimore Police Department
DATE: 2017-11-30

 
Police Rising
Detective Dawnyell Taylor and the missing center of HBO's "Baltimore RIsing"
DATE: 2017-11-30

 
Indictment Links Drugs Planted by Dirty Cop to Slain Baltimore Detective
New federal charges say a Gun Trace Task Force sergeant planted drugs on a suspect for Detective Sean Suiter to discover
DATE: 2017-11-30

 
Indivisible: GOP Tax Plan Puts Middle Class in Crosshairs
At a diverse town hall meeting, Baltimore teachers, students and small-business owners say the Republican plan would wreak havoc on their lives and deepen inequality across the country
DATE: 2017-11-30 | LENGTH: 05:09

 
Cities Offer Amazon Dangerous Incentives
Amazon has received 238 bids from North American cities vying to host its new headquarters, and some are offering the company extreme incentives that undermine democracy, says economist Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-11-29 | LENGTH: 09:47

 
Baltimore Celebrates Local Educator Charlie Dugger
For decades, Charlie Dugger has been educating youth from an African-centered perspective and organizing cultural events such as the annual Marcus Garvey Day Parade. The community came together to honor Dugger at the Real News Network's Studio 4
DATE: 2017-11-27 | LENGTH: 13:09

 
Detective Murdered Day Before he was to Testify Against Dirty Cops
Police Commissioner says that as of now the department has no evidence that the murder of Detective Sean Suiter was motivated by his impending testimony
DATE: 2017-11-23

 
Why is Police Brutality Against Women So Often Overlooked?
Women's experiences with police violence are often absent from the discussion about police brutality. TRNN's Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the issue with attendees of the National Women's Studies Association Conference in Baltimore
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 06:54

 
Activists Rally for $12M Youth Fund for Black-Led Groups Fighting Inequity
At a time of record violence, the proposal would award millions annually to community-led organizations working to uplift Baltimore youth and address the root causes of violence
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 05:49

 
Target Plans Shutdown of Major Community Store
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Agzja Carey, a former employee of Target, who argues the shutdown was not due to lack of profitability.
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 13:35

 
Spreading The Word
Mothers Of Murdered Sons And Daughters offers space to deal with grief
DATE: 2017-11-15

 
Controversial Cop on Trial Board Calls Process Further Into Question
The presence of Capt. Charles Thompson on the disciplinary board of Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the Freddie Gray case, raises red flags
DATE: 2017-11-15

 
Housing Activists Argue for New Community Land Trust Plan
As Baltimore's TIF debt mounts, activists seek $20 million for affordable housing
DATE: 2017-11-14

 
Questioning the Narrative of Increased Youth Violence
City Councilmember Bill Henry and public defender Jenny Egan call for increased youth services, not more policing
DATE: 2017-11-13 | LENGTH: 21:05

 
Is Police Reform Even Possible? A TRNN Discussion
TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis lead a discussion on efforts to reform policing in Baltimore at Towson University, and some of the obstacles to reform they've uncovered in their reporting
DATE: 2017-11-11 | LENGTH: 18:20

 
Residents March Through Baltimore City Hall to Demand Affordable Housing Funds
Advocates delivered a petition to Baltimore finance officials to demand $40 million per year to fund affordable housing and fix blight, part of plan they say will restore equity to a city that has doled out big tax breaks to wealthy developers
DATE: 2017-11-09 | LENGTH: 04:32

 
Baltimore Activists Hold Second CeaseFire Weekend
As Baltimore passes 300 murders in 2017, CeaseFire 365 activists hold a second 72-hour killing-free weekend
DATE: 2017-11-05 | LENGTH: 05:07

 
Civil Rights Groups Say Black Police Chief Targeted for Filing Discrimination Complaint
In amicus court filings supporting an appeal of former Pocomoke Chief Kelvin Sewell's misconduct conviction, a variety of organizations argue he was prosecuted in retaliation for filing racial discrimination complaints against Worcester County officials.
DATE: 2017-11-03 | LENGTH: 04:29

 
The Real News Collaborates with the Baltimore Beat, a New Alternative Weekly in Baltimore
A new weekly print paper launches on Nov. 15 in partnership with The Real News and the Washington Blade
DATE: 2017-11-02 | LENGTH: 04:00

 
Police Van Driver Says he was too Scared to Seatbelt Freddie Gray
In his first public statements during an administrative disciplinary hearing Caesar Goodson, driver of the van in which Freddy Gray died, gave conflicting answers as to why he was unable to follow general orders to safeguard his passenger
DATE: 2017-10-31 | LENGTH: 08:59

 
Why Urban Policing Cannot Be Reformed Pt. II: Making the Myth of Black Failure
A Real News investigation into intractable corruption in Baltimore explores the cultural and social imperatives that inform police driven narratives of African-Americans from zero tolerance to the ongoing war on drugs
DATE: 2017-10-30 | LENGTH: 08:29

 
As Cities Lose, Wall Street Wins Big
Mounting losses for the taxpayer backed Baltimore Convention Center Hotel make one thing clear, no matter how bad a deal performs, Wall Street always banks a profit
DATE: 2017-10-29 | LENGTH: 04:15

 
New Details Emerge About Gun Trace Task Force Crimes
In drug-case testimony, indicted officers offer details of corruption
DATE: 2017-10-26

 
1st Edition: Why Corruption Scandals Continue to Plague Policing
In this episode of The Afro 1st Edition with Sean Yoes, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the burgeoning scandal involving the indictment of 8 members of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force and what it says about efforts to reform to policing
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 21:26

 
Powerful Police Union Blocks Modest Civilian Oversight Reform
A recent contract negotiated by the Baltimore with the police union left out a key provision that would have included a civilian on internal disciplinary boards, a move that has caused concern that long-awaited reform efforts have stalled
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 03:45

 
As the Rich Get Richer, Public Schools Suffer
During a hearing on how to create more equitable funding for public schools in Maryland officials revealed how tax breaks for wealthy developers in Baltimore could threaten future funding
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 05:57

 
'Kids Who Know Everything': Baltimore Youth Hit the Airwaves
Baltimore educator Valencia Clay has created a new educational TV show called 'Kids Who Know Everything,' which gives Baltimore youth a chance to voice their opinions on issues related to race, crime, and poverty
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 17:46

 
1st Edition: Marilyn Mosby Recalls Racists Attacks After Charges in Freddie Gray Case
On the inaugural podcast of The Afro's 1st Edition, Sean Yoes speaks with Baltimore's State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby about her role in charging the six police officers implicated in Freddie Gray's death and the ensuing pushback
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 19:03

 
Will Blue State MD Allow Voters to Decide on Legal Pot?
A proposed referendum to allow voters to decide if pot should be legalized faces an uphill battle in a state wedded to racially biased marijuana policies
DATE: 2017-10-12 | LENGTH: 05:31

 
Maryland Governor Seeks to Keep Barrier to College for Ex-inmates
A bill that would allow returning citizens to exclude their criminal record from initial college applications was vetoed by MD Gov Larry Hogan, now supporters want legislators to override it
DATE: 2017-10-09 | LENGTH: 03:50

 
Amid Flurry of Tax Breaks for Developers, Equitable Housing Law Languishes
A Real News investigation of the city's inclusionary housing law reveals that despite a consensus change is needed, little has been done to fix it
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 05:28

 
Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Lowering Toxic Emissions from Local Incinerator
Critics say the lax emission limits allow the incinerator to emit over 1,000 tons of dangerous Nitrous Oxides a year
DATE: 2017-09-29 | LENGTH: 10:28

 
Complaints of Sexual Harassment in Public Housing Go Ignored
A Real News Investigation has found additional allegations of sexual harassment in Baltimore's public housing system
DATE: 2017-09-27 | LENGTH: 05:35

 
Orioles VP John Angelos: Trump Can't Hijack Presidency to Stifle Free Speech
The Orioles' Executive Vice President John Angelos responds to Trump's attacks against black athletes and the groundswell of opposition across the nation
DATE: 2017-09-25 | LENGTH: 15:54

 
Yet Another Black Man Serves Time for a Crime He Didn't Commit
Lamar Johnson was released after serving fourteen years for murder after the Innocence Project teamed with Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's office to win his release
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 04:41

 
Federal Judge Approves Baltimore Consent Decree Independent Monitor
After Judge James Bredar handpicked a group to monitor the consent decree between the Baltimore Police and the Department of Justice, one of the finalists says community input was ignored, setting a bad precedent going forward
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 10:41

 
Baltimore's Water Affordability Crisis
Water rates in Baltimore have been skyrocketing, more than tripling since 2000--and a $500 unpaid water bill could cost residents their homes
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 07:09

 
Jury Acquits, Thanks Officer Accused of Kicking Unarmed Suspect in Head
Police whistleblower Michael Wood says without civilian control, police abuse will continue to go unchecked
DATE: 2017-09-15 | LENGTH: 01:35

 
No Federal Charges for Police in Freddie Gray Case
The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversight, police veteran Neill Franklin says the push for justice and reform has to come from the local level
DATE: 2017-09-14 | LENGTH: 17:31

 
Trump's Justice Department Drops Investigation into the Death of Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the US Department of Justice will not pursue criminal civil rights charges against the six officers who had been charged in connection with Gray's in-custody death
DATE: 2017-09-13 | LENGTH: 02:54

 
Maryland Governor's New Baltimore Bus System is Confusing and Slow
During the first week of school, young riders and their parents struggle to find their way around the city's new Baltimore Link system
DATE: 2017-09-09 | LENGTH: 07:24

 
How a Program Intended to Help the Poor Became an ATM for Billionaires
The Real Baltimore explores how public housing has enriched wealthy developers across the country through the prism of a deal to redevelop a critical subsidized housing complex in the city
DATE: 2017-09-06 | LENGTH: 31:59

 
TRNN Checks in With Former Residents of Tent City
Homeless protesters who were relocated by the mayor give their view on how the city is helping them find homes
DATE: 2017-09-02 | LENGTH: 06:47

 
Shocking New Scandals Underscore Need for Civilian-Led Policing
From an Atlanta cop saying 'We only kill black people,' to a Baltimore sergeant's indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood
DATE: 2017-08-31 | LENGTH: 12:49

 
Squeegee Corps: From the Corner to Corporate
Baltimore City introduces a new program to employ youth known as the "Squeegee Boys/Girls"
DATE: 2017-08-29 | LENGTH: 06:09

 
Residents Concerned After Luxury Developer Gets Rights to Low Income Housing
Baltimore housing officials have released few details on the plan which calls for redevelopment of Perkins Homes in South Baltimore, offering little reassurance to residents who have lived there for decades
DATE: 2017-08-29 | LENGTH: 04:26

 
Another Way Ending the War on Drugs Could Save Lives and Resources
A new study by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor estimates Baltimore could save millions of dollars with just one safe injection site for heroin users
DATE: 2017-08-25 | LENGTH: 07:07

 
Beyond the Ceasefire: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence
On The Real Baltimore: Eze Jackson sits down with Councilman Kris Burnett, Erricka Bridgeford and Kevin McCamant to discuss holistic approaches to violence prevention
DATE: 2017-08-23 | LENGTH: 36:28

 
Hood to Hood Solidarity: Rebel Diaz and Tef Poe in Baltimore
New York rappers Rebel Diaz and Ferguson rapper Tef Poe perform in Gilmor Homes, the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising, to promote a culture of solidarity
DATE: 2017-08-23 | LENGTH: 05:06

 
Mayor Cuts Deal to Move Homeless Tents From Outside City Hall
City officials promised to help 55 people find homes, but protesters say a lot more needs to be done to address Baltimore's growing homeless population
DATE: 2017-08-23 | LENGTH: 04:43

 
Why Urban Policing Cannot be Reformed
The Real News talks to reform advocates, defense attorneys, and former cops who say policing cannot be reformed without fully understanding its underlying imperative
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 10:23

 
Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues After Activists Gave City Ultimatium
Baltimore became the latest city to remove Confederate statues after neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed one and injured dozens.
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 07:17

 
Beyond Toppling Statues: Dismantling White Supremacy in Baltimore
As Baltimore removes its Confederate statues, The Real Baltimore holds an extended discussion with labor activists Ricarra Jones and Melissa Wells, Councilman Ryan Dorsey, and Ideal City's Ben Smith, who say public policy must be aimed at reversing the impacts of white supremacy
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 40:02

 
Despite Protests, Baltimore Turns Back the Clock on Criminal Justice Reform
A bill that would impose mandatory minimums on gun possession cleared a key legislative hurdle as activists urge the council to seek more humane solutions to violence
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 04:50

 
Baltimore Shows Solidarity With Charlottesville
Hundreds gathered in front of confederate statue to decry hate, racisms, and the violence in Virginia that has roiled the nation
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 05:11

 
Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend Is Just the Beginning
TRNN's extensive coverage of the 72 hour ceasefire: despite two homicides, Baltimore activists and residents remain resolute in their community-lead efforts to build hope in the face of violence.
DATE: 2017-08-08 | LENGTH: 05:56

 
A Rare Pause in Violence as Baltimore Ceasefire Efforts Continue
A silent walk through a labyrinth marked the second full day of citywide efforts by activists to bring a halt to homicides for 72-hours
DATE: 2017-08-07 | LENGTH: 04:02

 
Free Edwin Pile!!!
Edwin Pile has served 25 years in prison though his court records confirm he was acquitted of some the charges. Eddie Conway speaks to his lawyer, family, and friends.
DATE: 2017-08-06 | LENGTH: 08:38

 
The Real Baltimore: Failing Schools or Failed Policies?
Baltimore educators Diamonte Brown and Job Trotsky join former Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere say schools should not be blamed for failures of society
DATE: 2017-08-04 | LENGTH: 30:30

 
Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (3/3)
TRNN's Paul Jay and members of Maryland Working Families discuss fighting at the local level to defend the public sector and create a vision for the future
DATE: 2017-08-02 | LENGTH: 22:53

 
Backroom Deal Shutters Baltimore Daycare Center Serving Public Housing Residents
Residents voice concerns after a critical facility serving low-income parents is forced out of a city-owned building on short notice
DATE: 2017-08-02 | LENGTH: 03:26

 
Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (2/3)
The politics of the possible vs a progressive vision for the future, with TRNN's Paul Jay and members of Maryland Working Families
DATE: 2017-07-31 | LENGTH: 24:55

 
NAACP Criminal Justice Town Hall Addresses Systemic Violence and Poverty
Executive Producer Eddie Conway attends the NAACP Criminal Justice Town Hall and speaks with Baltimore NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston and Former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon about solutions to violence, poverty and unemployment
DATE: 2017-07-30 | LENGTH: 07:32

 
Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (1/3)
TRNN's Paul Jay talks with members of Maryland Working Families, an alliance of progressive organizations, about class struggle within the Democratic Party and their campaign to fight in the primaries
DATE: 2017-07-29 | LENGTH: 29:25

 
Tyrone West's Sister Refuses $1 Million Settlement
Tawanda Jones told the BCPD she would not accept the settlement, which included a gag order that would have shut down "West Wednesdays" protests demanding justice for the wrongful death of her brother
DATE: 2017-07-28 | LENGTH: 06:12

 
Residents Fight Back Against Revival of Get Tough Crime Strategy
Tensions boiled over at a Baltimore City Council hearing Tuesday during testimony on a law that would impose mandatory minimum sentences for illegal possession of a gun
DATE: 2017-07-26 | LENGTH: 05:59

 
Baltimore Calls for a 72-Hour Ceasefire
Activists Erricka and Paul Bridgeford talk about what causes violence in Baltimore and explain why civilians are calling for a murder-free weekend Aug. 4-6
DATE: 2017-07-25 | LENGTH: 05:49

 
Should Baltimore Adopt Mandatory Sentences For Illegal Guns?
On this episode of The Real Baltimore, Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle's Dayvon Love and advocate Kim Trueheart explain their opposition to a mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession
DATE: 2017-07-24 | LENGTH: 40:15

 
Morgan State Students Give Back to the Community
Morgan State University students conducting research on the African Diaspora worked with Eddie Conway and the Coalition of Friends on the urban farm in Gilmor homes
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 02:15

 
Ex-Cops Say Harsher Sentences Won't Stem Murder Epidemic
As the Baltimore City Council prepares to debate a proposal for one year mandatory sentences for firearm possession, some say the move could do more harm than good
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 02:44

 
Baltimore to Lose Two Progressive Media Outlets Just When It Needs Them Most
TRNN speaks to City Paper editors Brandon Soderberg, Rebekah Kirkman and Baynard Woods, as well as the Steiner Show's Marc Steiner, about what Baltimore will lose when their outlets close
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 28:59

 
Public Defender: Body Camera Shows Cop Planting Drugs
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition
DATE: 2017-07-19 | LENGTH: 04:21

 
Fighting Dangerous Oil Trains in Baltimore
The Real News joined activists and community leaders on a tour of the blast zone: areas of the city that would be most affected by a crude oil explosion
DATE: 2017-07-18 | LENGTH: 07:38

 
Ida B Wells Speaks Through Her Descendants on Trump's War on the Media and Black Lives Matter
In the second part of the series celebrating Wells' 155th birthday, her great grandson explores how Wells would have reacted to Trump's hostility to the media and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement
DATE: 2017-07-17 | LENGTH: 18:49

 
Ida B Wells: The Story of America's First Black Female Investigative Journalist
In part one of our series celebrating her 155th birthday, the great grandson of Wells tells the story of how the pioneering reporter risked her life to report on lynchings and racism during the tumultuous period of Reconstruction
DATE: 2017-07-16 | LENGTH: 16:44

 
The Real Baltimore: How a Federal Program is Destroying Public Housing
A panel of activists discusses how a federal program to privatize public housing will hurt residents and provide millions in profits to private developers
DATE: 2017-07-14 | LENGTH: 29:55

 
Running Progressive Candidates in the Trump Era
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with lead organizers from Working Families of Maryland and Wellstone Action about the need to change the culture of politics
DATE: 2017-07-12 | LENGTH: 06:18

 
Baltimore Man Starts Hunger Strike to End Violence, City's Addiction to Policing
City resident Kevin McCamant says he will not eat until the killings stop and the city emphasizes methods other than policing to cure violence
DATE: 2017-07-11 | LENGTH: 05:07

 
Hundreds Rally in Baltimore to Defend Education and Immigrant Rights
TRNN speaks to students, educators and advocates taking part in a Unity March to defend immigrants rights as part of the 2017 Free Minds, Free People Conference
DATE: 2017-07-09 | LENGTH: 08:37

 
Community Vets Consent Decree Monitors as New Indictments Handed Down in Major Police Corruption Case
Over a dozen applicants hoping to serve as a monitor for the city's agreement with the justice department answered questions as new allegations surfaced against an allegedly corrupt gun unit
DATE: 2017-07-07 | LENGTH: 04:05

 
You Don't Need Permission To Do the Right Thing
Gilmor Homes residents unite for a basketball tournament celebrating community accomplishments
DATE: 2017-07-05 | LENGTH: 05:10

 
Civilian Board Pushes Back Against Baltimore Police in Controversial Case
The newly reconstituted board votes to sustain an excessive force charge police dismissed, but critics say the board's lack of power and inability to mete out punishment make it an ineffective mechanism for real civilian oversight
DATE: 2017-07-05 | LENGTH: 04:20

 
More Black Cops Are Saying Community Control of the Police is the Answer
TRNN talks to Black law enforcement including a Baltimore police chief as well as local leaders over the growing calls for communities to govern the police that serves them
DATE: 2017-07-01 | LENGTH: 08:19

 
The Real News Joins With ACLU to Fight Silencing of Police Abuse Victims
The Maryland ACLU is representing TRNN in a suit to stop police from forcing victims of police brutality to remain silent as part of legal settlements by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-06-30 | LENGTH: 04:19

 
Dozens Greet Ben Carson in Baltimore to Decry his Cruel Cuts to Public Housing
Activists rallied in Baltimore to say the deep cuts to public housing proposed by Trump's HUD Secretary Ben Carson will destabilize communities and hurt the city's most vulnerable residents
DATE: 2017-06-29 | LENGTH: 06:08

 
Outraged Riders Say Republican Governor's Bus System Has Left Them Stranded
Emotions boiled over at the Baltimore War Memorial as bus riders blasted a new system that promised to improve transit times
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 06:07

 
The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence
Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore's out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center's Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 32:05

 
The Real Baltimore: Can Expanding 'Safe Streets' Halt Baltimore's Violence?
Advocates say programs that use the 'cure violence' approach like Safe Streets are effective, and say more resources could be the solution to Baltimore's rising homicide rate
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 29:35

 
Big Pharma Puts the Squeeze on Cities Battling Opiate Crisis
Exponential price increases for the life saving drug Narcan have pushed Baltimore to the brink of running out as overdose deaths soar by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 11:28

 
Community Organizes to Reclaim West Baltimore Resident's Home
Beatrice Johnson of Sandtown Winchester struggles to reclaim her house of 17 years after it was sold for a $2,100 unpaid water bill
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 06:39

 
Generating Solar Jobs For City Residents
Have a criminal record and no high school diploma? No problem. The Baltimore Center for Green Careers trains some of the city's most disenfranchised residents to thrive in 21st century renewable energy jobs. Kim Brown reports
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 29:36

 
Baltimore's Tax Break System is Like a 'Vending Machine' for Wealthy Developers
A city councilman is calling for a hearing to scrutinize hundreds millions in tax breaks to developers as calls mount for more money to fund affordable housing by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-06-16 | LENGTH: 13:05

 
'You Can't Stop People From Selling Drugs'
A key Baltimore official who has long advocated for ending the war on drugs says we need to continue to divert funds from policing to reduce violence in the city by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-06-15 | LENGTH: 11:16

 
Tawanda Jones: 1,400 Days of Protest for Police Accountability
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews political activist Tawanda Jones as she seeks justice for the police-involved death of her brother Tyrone West
DATE: 2017-06-12 | LENGTH: 03:16

 
How Insurance Companies and Prisons are Making the Opiate Crisis Worse
A longtime addiction specialist says health insurance companies' reluctance to treat heroin addiction as an emergency and prison officials' refusal to allow inmates access to methadone are only making a bad situation worse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-05-31 | LENGTH: 11:48

 
Advocates See A Brighter Future With Zero-Waste and Renewable Energy
On this episode of The Real Baltimore, United Workers members Greg Sawtell, LaQeisha Greene and Charles Graham say Baltimore could be transformed by eliminating waste, embracing renewable energy and investing in Green Jobs
DATE: 2017-05-30 | LENGTH: 13:37

 
Is Bureaucratic Incompetence Contributing to Baltimore's Intractable Social Ills?
A panel of journalists explores how errant water bill liens, tax breaks for developers with little oversight, and general lack of transparency all exacerbate the city's list of mounting problems by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-05-29 | LENGTH: 29:40

 
How A $40 Million Affordable Housing Fund Could Transform Baltimore
On The Real Baltimore, Resident LaQeisha Greene, Sun reporter Jean Marbella, and attorney Matt Hill explain a proposal that would give communities control over the funding of their projects
DATE: 2017-05-29 | LENGTH: 21:07

 
This Was Not A Thug
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with barbers and patrons of Conscious Heads Barbershop in Baltimore about the recent murder of Richard Collins
DATE: 2017-05-28 | LENGTH: 15:25

 
Baltimore's Rent Court Stacked Against Low-Income Residents
On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, Resident LaQeisha Greene, Sun reporter Jean Marbella, and attorney and advocate Matt Hill explain how Baltimore's rent court system works against the city's most vulnerable populations
DATE: 2017-05-28 | LENGTH: 26:57

 
Baltimore's Corrupt Policing Destroyed Ivan Potts' Life, How Can the City Fix It?
Potts was arrested illegally twice and spent four years in jail for crimes he didn't commit, advocates are pointing to his case as an example as to why the city needs a formal process for helping victims of police abuse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-05-24 | LENGTH: 11:01

 
Tired of Spending on Police and Punishment, Baltimore Residents Seek More Youth Funding
Taxpayer's night brings criticism of city's continued emphasis on policing and prisons at the expense of schools and youth programs by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 03:14

 
Advocates Want Zero Waste Without Incineration
Local and national advocates praise Baltimore moving towards zero-waste but warn of the dangers of further contamination by trash incinerators
DATE: 2017-05-17 | LENGTH: 05:22

 
Tired of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers, Baltimore Activists Offer Affordable Housing Solution
A broad coalition of Baltimore housing advocacy groups are proposing a dedicated trust fund managed by community members to finance fixing vacant homes and building more affordable housing by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-05-15 | LENGTH: 04:09

 
Town that Fired 1st Black Chief Under Scrutiny for Pricey Project Amid Spike in Crime
State officials want to know what happened to $1 Million in grant money Pocomoke City used to build a restaurant, but activists say the funds should have been used to fund a recreation center and continue community policing programs
DATE: 2017-05-14 | LENGTH: 04:11

 
How to Win the Drug War? End It.
In the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, our expert panel discusses both long and short term solutions to the War on Drugs
DATE: 2017-05-10 | LENGTH: 29:29

 
Rev. Yearwood: We Have to Fight Poverty and Pollution at the Same Time
President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus says the churches and Congressional Black Caucus must divest from fossil fuels
DATE: 2017-05-04 | LENGTH: 06:44

 
The Real Baltimore: The Drug War
Nearly 5 decades after Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, The Real Baltimore examines it's impact with retired police Major Neill Franklin, educator and activist Diamonte Brown, Public Defender Todd Oppenheim and Councilman Kris Burnett
DATE: 2017-05-04 | LENGTH: 33:58

 
Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 08:08

 
Maryland Disproportionately Arrests Blacks for Marijuana but Rejects Diversity in Medical Licenses
The Maryland Black Caucus has called for special session to address the fact that not one predominantly owned African-American firm has received a license to grow medical marijuana in the state
DATE: 2017-04-23 | LENGTH: 29:58

 
Baltimore Moves Forward on Police Reform Despite Trump Pushback
The city announced openings for a civilian oversight board as the commissioner reaffirmed his pledge to reduce the department's plain clothes deployment by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-04-21 | LENGTH: 08:14

 
Lead Poisoning: Baltimore's Forgotten Public Health Crisis (2/2)
In part two, our expert panel discusses how to solve Baltimore's lead poisoning epidemic
DATE: 2017-04-20 | LENGTH: 20:35

 
Lead Poisoning: Baltimore's Forgotten Public Health Crisis (1/2)
On latest episode of The Real Baltimore we host an expert panel on "the most preventable public health threat" facing the city
DATE: 2017-04-19 | LENGTH: 29:45

 
Man Facing Eight Years Due to Indicted Cops Wins Release
Ivan Potts had already served two years after Baltimore cops recently indicted for racketeering and theft said he had a gun by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-04-14 | LENGTH: 09:48

 
Labor Leaders Reflect on the Loss of Dr. King
On the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's death - the 50th anniversary of his Vietnam and Beyond speech - Baltimore SEIU organizers talk about King's legacy and how Baltimore and the US have changed since.
DATE: 2017-04-11 | LENGTH: 11:10

 
Pocomoke Remains Divided After Another Close Election
Supporters of the the town's first black police chief who was fired in 2015 failed to win at the ballot box again, but vow to fight on by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-04-11 | LENGTH: 06:32

 
Despite Fightback, Top Principals Say Schools Still Facing Painful Layoffs, Increased Class Sizes
On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, leading principals Ashley Cook, Job Grotsky and Matt Hornbeck discuss what equitable funding would mean for Baltimore public schools, the advantages enjoyed by charter schools, and what it takes to make a school 'great'.
DATE: 2017-04-11 | LENGTH: 29:58

 
Baltimore's Mack Lewis Gym: Uplifting Youth through Boxing
TRNN visits Mack Lewis gym and speaks to members about how it serves as a vital safe-haven and community hub
DATE: 2017-04-10 | LENGTH: 09:30

 
Trump Administration Fails to Silence Police Reform Advocates
A federal judge in Baltimore brushed aside the Department of Justice's "grave concerns" about a consent decree between the city and the DOJ allowing residents to weigh-in on policing in their community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-04-07 | LENGTH: 08:21

 
How Long Will Cities Like Baltimore 'Tolerate' Policies that Promote Poverty?
After a screening of the TRNN documentary 'Swimming in Baltimore: How Poverty Works' at the University of Baltimore a panel discussed why the city continues to implement strategies that heighten inequity and institutionalize social ills by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-04-06 | LENGTH: 34:20

 
Mayor's $15 Veto has Unions Rethinking their Support of Democrats
Union leaders say Catherine Pugh's veto of a $15 minimum wage bill has them considering supporting independent or third party candidates in future elections
DATE: 2017-04-04 | LENGTH: 13:02

 
The Real Baltimore: Take-Home Cars for Cops, No Water for Kids... How Baltimore's Policies Heighten Inequity
In this episode of The Real Baltimore our panel of journalists dissects the long-term consequences of giving tax breaks to developers and poor oversight of police for a city that can't adequately fund education by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-04-02 | LENGTH: 29:51

 
UPDATED: With Veto Override in Jeopardy, Advocates Say Action Needed to Save $15 Wage Effort
Advocates say now only mass grassroots efforts can save Baltimore's $15 wage bill that would lift wages of 100,000 workers
DATE: 2017-03-31 | LENGTH: 08:19

 
Maryland Black Caucus Votes Against Rollback of Bail Reform
The legislative group wants to stop a bill supported by the bail industry that would undo a recent court decision rolling back the use of money bail for low-income defendants - By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-03-30 | LENGTH: 08:12

 
LGBTQ Activists Call for Accountability Following Murder of Trans Woman of Color in Baltimore
Baltimore Trans Alliance's Executive Director Ava Pipitone sits down with The Real News to talk about the recent murder of Black Trans woman Alphonza Watson - the eighth Trans murder victim of 2017 in the United States - and how the Baltimore community can organize against transphobia.
DATE: 2017-03-29 | LENGTH: 09:00

 
Democrats Must Take on Corporate Power If they Want to Win
In part two, Mike Elk says a winning strategy for Democrats must elevate the to improve income inequality and working conditions, and discusses his new media project PayDay Report, that seeks to amplify labor struggles in the south
DATE: 2017-03-29 | LENGTH: 13:18

 
Baltimore Public School Funding Pales in Comparison to Private Education Spending
A Maryland state senator says criticism of public school funding ignores the reality that private institutions spend far more money per student by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-26 | LENGTH: 22:17

 
Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well
Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle - Part 1/5
DATE: 2017-03-26 | LENGTH: 08:22

 
Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15 Wage Protects Policy of Subsidizing Wealthy, Councilperson Says
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the measure may have lost its veto-proof support among city council members
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 07:29

 
Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education
In the third installment of TRNN's investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore's focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 25:40

 
Maryland Democrats Push Back Against Gov. Hogan's Support for ACA Repeal
Four members of the MD Democratic delegation rallied in Annapolis Monday urging republican Governor Larry Hogan to join with other GOP governors in opposition of the Obamacare repeal
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 07:22

 
Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage
After the measure was passed 11-3 - one vote shy of a veto proof majority - Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 05:40

 
Hundreds Rally to Demand A Fix to Baltimore's School Budget Deficit
In a surprise move, City Schools announced $30 million dollars for classrooms, but students, teachers and advocates say funding remains woefully inadequate
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 07:32

 
Federal Judge Orders Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Pocomoke, State of MD to Move Forward
Judge Frederick Motz ruling means the case alleging government officials discriminated against the city's first black police chief has cleared a key legal hurdle and will now enter discovery and possible depositions - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 05:17

 
Baltimore Poised to Pass $15 Min. Wage as Business Lobby Launches Nationwide Rollback Campaign
The American Prospect's Justin Miller says corporate lobbyists working with Republicans and even some Democrats are trying to undermine the highly popular and successful Fight for $15 movement across the country
DATE: 2017-03-19 | LENGTH: 11:57

 
The Real Baltimore: Educators Say Destabilization of Public Schools is National Policy
In this episode of The Real Baltimore, a former superintendent and current teacher says public schools are being purposefully underfunded to pave the way for privatization - By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-03-15 | LENGTH: 33:06

 
Marilyn Mosby: I Will Continue to Challenge the 'Status Quo'
In an exclusive interview with Baltimore's State's Attorney and the first in our series focusing on women of influence, Mosby says the nation's criminal justice system still needs major reform - Story by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-03-14 | LENGTH: 24:07

 
Weekly Anti-Trump Protests Launch in Baltimore
TRNN's Eddie Conway speaks to demonstrators determined to challenge the Trump/GOP agenda
DATE: 2017-03-13 | LENGTH: 07:12

 
Trans-Forming Baltimore
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with community organizers with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in Baltimore (GLCCB).
DATE: 2017-03-11 | LENGTH: 13:17

 
Pocomoke Residents Back New Candidate to Heal Wounds Since Firing of First Black Police Chief
Community leaders are hoping Pocomoke resident Monna Van Ess can challenge city leadership whom they say has been indifferent to their concerns since Kelvin Sewell was fired amid allegations of racism - Story by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-03-09 | LENGTH: 04:44

 
Bail Reform: Should the Poor Continue to Pay?
Eze Jackson heads to Annapolis to talk to advocates for House Bill 1390 which will eliminate cash bail for non-violent offenders who cannot afford to pay
DATE: 2017-03-08 | LENGTH: 09:35

 
Feds Indict 7 Baltimore Cops for Racketeering, Drug Dealing
Charges of stealing money from innocent people and filing fraudulent times slips further tarnishes a department that was the recent subject of a scathing Justice Department report
DATE: 2017-03-02 | LENGTH: 04:46

 
Business Lobby Fails to Sway City Council As $15 Min. Wage Measure Advances
With mounting evidence raising the minimum wage does not hurt business or employment, Baltimore is getting closer to a $15 minimum wage by 2022
DATE: 2017-03-02 | LENGTH: 08:06

 
Baltimore School Principals Rally Against Devastating Budget Cuts
TRNN speaks to school administrators and elected officials who are outraged at the $130 million school deficit and potential layoff of 1,000 workers
DATE: 2017-03-01 | LENGTH: 02:38

 
Should Justice Have a Price Tag?
In this episode of The Real Baltimore, advocates for bail reform square off with a bail bondsman over the future of a system that keeps poor defendants locked up while awaiting trial
DATE: 2017-02-27 | LENGTH: 40:10

 
As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 08:46

 
The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die
Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists - By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 03:37

 
In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 14:11

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 04:18

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 21:40

 
Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 04:26

 
The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 20:50

 
The Real Baltimore: Should Baltimore Raise its Minimum Wage to $15/HR by 2022?
In the fourth episode of The Real Baltimore, we examine a bill that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15/hour by 2022, with council people Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 25:03

 
As Opposition Mounts to Cash Bail in MD, Industry Wines and Dines
The Real News was there as protesters gathered at a high-priced steak house where the bail business plied politicians with food and liquor to stop reform efforts
DATE: 2017-02-16 | LENGTH: 06:42

 
On Valentine's Day, Baltimore Restores Free Bus Passes For Students
Corporations, nonprofits and citizens raised tens of thousands of dollars to restore free bus passes for students to attend after school programs but advocates knowledge its a temporary fix to a systemic problem of under-funding city school services
DATE: 2017-02-15 | LENGTH: 05:19

 
New Whistleblower Teachers Say Baltimore Schools Designed to Fail to Speed Privatization
In a follow-up exclusive interview with another Baltimore school teacher, TRNN delves deeper into the threats to public education that involve over testing, defunding of the arts, and the preference for charter schools
DATE: 2017-02-14 | LENGTH: 16:11

 
Hundreds In Baltimore March Against ICE Raids and Deportations
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to some of the activists, organizers and elected officials that took part in today's march against ICE raids and deportations
DATE: 2017-02-13 | LENGTH: 05:31

 
How Money Bail Imprisons People For Being Poor - And What Can Be Done About It
Bail reform advocates in Maryland are pushing legislation which will eliminate money bail, a key step they say in broadening movement to eliminate jail time for people who cannot afford to pay
DATE: 2017-02-10 | LENGTH: 11:51

 
Maryland Democrats Spar Over Measure Blocking Baltimore Minimum Wage Hikes
The contentious hearing involving state and local Democrats took place the day after a majority of Baltimore's city council said it supports raising its minimum wage to $15 by 2022
DATE: 2017-02-08 | LENGTH: 09:54

 
Behind the Scenes of the Investigation of Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief
Recently unsealed court documents reveal defendants in Kelvin Sewell's discrimination lawsuit worked closely with state prosecutors to produce charges against the former Baltimore homicide supervisor
DATE: 2017-02-08 | LENGTH: 06:19

 
Baltimore Introduces $15 Min. Wage Bill Ahead of State Hearing on Measure Blocking Such Measures
Baltimore gears up for a showdown with a trio of state-level Democrats who want to strip cities of the ability to control minimum wage and sick days
DATE: 2017-02-07 | LENGTH: 05:41

 
Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Part II: 'I Could Lose my Job for Standing up for These Kids'
In the second part of our exclusive interview, a Baltimore teacher says one of the biggest obstacles to reform is threats to employees who tell the truth about the chaotic conditions inside city schools
DATE: 2017-02-07 | LENGTH: 23:13

 
Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Says 'All Systems Down' in City Schools
Longtime educator gives an inside view of deplorable conditions and poor learning environment as city officials prepare to layoff nearly 1000 employees to address budget deficit crisis.
DATE: 2017-02-03 | LENGTH: 19:57

 
Trump Administration Looms Over Consent Decree Hearing in Baltimore
A federal judge citing shifting politics in Washington DC sought details from the city and the DOJ on how they plan implement a major overhaul of the police department
DATE: 2017-02-01 | LENGTH: 12:40

 
Trump Not the Only Obstacle to Baltimore Consent Decree
In Episode 3 of The Real Baltimore, a panel of officers and activists dissect the federal consent decree seeking true police reform and debating its prospects for success
DATE: 2017-01-31 | LENGTH: 31:13

 
Incubed Learning Center Serves the Baltimore Community
Eddie Conway visits Incubed Learning Center and speaks with director Nicole Love about the services they provide for the community. Later, students from Incubed visit The Real News Studios.
DATE: 2017-01-29 | LENGTH: 10:38

 
Hundreds March in Baltimore Against Trump's Executive Orders
As Trump's admin enters its second week, TRNN speaks to demonstrators in Baltimore about how the plan to resist Trump's policies
DATE: 2017-01-29

 
Baltimore City Councilers Slam Maryland State Democrat's Plan to Block Local Minimum Wage Increases
Progressive members of the Baltimore City Council are calling for mass opposition to a proposal that strips away the ability of local jurisdictions to raise the minimum wage law - measures passed in over a dozen states nationwide and backed by the conservative lobbying group ALEC.
DATE: 2017-01-27 | LENGTH: 05:46

 
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

 
 

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