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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

  May 24, 2017

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

  May 19, 2017

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

  May 17, 2017

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

  April 23, 2017

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

  April 21, 2017

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

  April 14, 2017

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'.

  April 11, 2017

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.

  April 11, 2017

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

  April 10, 2017

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

  April 7, 2017

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

  April 4, 2017

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

  April 2, 2017

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

  March 31, 2017

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

  March 30, 2017

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

  March 29, 2017

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.

  March 29, 2017

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

  March 26, 2017

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

  March 26, 2017

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

  March 24, 2017

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

  March 26, 2017

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