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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

  August 30, 2016

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

  August 26, 2016

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

  August 25, 2016

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

  August 25, 2016

Maryland Green Party Forum 2016
Candidates discuss clean energy policy, challenging corporate power, and improving investment in Baltimore City

  August 20, 2016

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

  August 19, 2016

Questions Raised Over Proposed Affordable Housing in Port Covington
The Real News speaks to critics and supporters outside of the Baltimore War Memorial

  August 17, 2016

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

  August 15, 2016

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

  August 15, 2016

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

  August 15, 2016

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

  August 13, 2016

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

  August 11, 2016

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

  August 11, 2016

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

  August 11, 2016

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

  August 10, 2016

Economist: Most Concerns about Baltimore's $15 Wage Hike are Unfounded
EPI Senior Analyst David Cooper says raising minimum wage hike has historically not led to job losses, but higher local demand and decreased turnover

  August 9, 2016

Baltimore City Council Advances Historic $15 Minimum Wage Bill
TRNN speaks to opponents and advocates of a measure that would raise the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15/hr by 2022

  August 8, 2016

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.

  August 8, 2016

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.

  August 3, 2016

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

  August 2, 2016

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