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

  July 31, 2015

Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray

  July 31, 2015

Justice Department Details Investigation of Black Police Chief's Firing as Community Calls for Mayor's Resignation
Probe will include election irregularities and possible misuse of federal grants by Pocomoke city officials

  July 24, 2015

Council Seeks to Change Park Named After Confederate General
Residents, council say mayor needs to move faster to take down symbols of the confederacy in a majority black city

  July 21, 2015

Black Police Chief Makes Community Policing Work...Then Gets Fired
Despite record low crime, Lawyers for Kelvin Sewell says top cop was fired for refusing to terminate officers who filed discrimination complaints against Pocomoke City.

  July 18, 2015

School That Served Low-Income Residents of Baltimore Sees Its Final Graduation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports on the closing of Sojourner-Douglass College amid allegations of financial mismanagement

  July 15, 2015

Freddie Gray's Community Restores Its Basketball Courts
Eddie Conway talks to Baltimore residents in Gilmor Homes about their collective efforts to restore a neglected part of their community.

  July 14, 2015

Why Was Baltimore's Police Chief Fired?
Paul Jay asks veteran cops Neill Franklin and Kenneth Butler if Batts was thrown under the bus to appease the police union

  July 13, 2015

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

  July 10, 2015

Comrade on Culture, Community and Creativity
Baltimore rapper Comrade talks to The Real Music about growing up in Baltimore, being a community activist, and how hip-hop culture influences young people.

  July 9, 2015

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Amid Surge in Violence, Mistrust
Mayor calls Anthony Batts a distraction from crime fighting efforts

  July 9, 2015

Eddie Conway Talks Activism and Shares His Life Story With Seniors
The Real News Executive Producer Eddie Conway talks to senior citizens about his book and how Baltimore city has changed since the time of the '68 riots.

  July 5, 2015

A Baltimore Community is Better at Stopping Murder than Police
Despite desperate conditions, Cherry Hill teamed up with Safe Streets to stop murders for over 400 days

  July 3, 2015

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

  June 16, 2015

Will Anyone Challenge the Mayor?
TRNN's analysis of Baltimore's critical upcoming election

  June 16, 2015

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

  June 15, 2015

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

  June 14, 2015

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

  June 12, 2015

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

  June 11, 2015

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

  June 10, 2015

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

  June 9, 2015

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

  June 9, 2015

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

  June 5, 2015

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

  June 2, 2015

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

  June 1, 2015

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

  May 30, 2015

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

  May 28, 2015

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

  May 28, 2015

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

  May 28, 2015

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

  May 27, 2015

As Violence Spikes in Baltimore, Former Investigator Says Police Aren't the Answer
Stephen Tabeling: Good investigations and less aggressive tactics could lead to better results

  May 27, 2015

Advocates Say Black Women Left Out of Freddie Gray Conversation
More attention needed to black women in policing debate

  May 25, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts 6 Officers in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors remove false imprisonment charge, add reckless endangerment.

  May 21, 2015

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

  May 21, 2015

Can the DOJ Reform the Baltimore Police Department?
The Real News examines the results and limitations of previous federal interventions aiming to reform troubled police departments

  May 21, 2015

Baltimore Residents Say Anger Over Freddie Gray Could Affect Mayor's Race
City Hall seen as out of touch with residents' concerns

  May 20, 2015

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

  May 20, 2015

New Hoops in Gilmor Homes
An unfiltered look at the Friend of a Friend Program's efforts to build community in Gilmor Homes of Baltimore.

  May 17, 2015

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

  May 15, 2015

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

  May 14, 2015

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

  May 12, 2015

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

  May 11, 2015

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

  May 11, 2015

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

  May 8, 2015

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

  May 8, 2015

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

  May 8, 2015

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

  May 7, 2015

Activists Say Feds Alone Won't Fix Police Department
Is community control needed to reform law enforcement in Baltimore?

  May 7, 2015

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

  May 7, 2015

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

  May 6, 2015

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

  May 6, 2015

Baltimore Youth on Being Called Thugs
Members of Dew More Baltimore talk about what politicians and media had to say about Baltimore Youth last week

  May 4, 2015

A Camera Prevents an Arrest
Baltimore police admit that camera presence during an interaction with a young man prevented his arrest.

  May 4, 2015

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

  May 4, 2015

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

  May 3, 2015

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

  December 31, 1969

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

  May 3, 2015

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

  May 2, 2015

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

  May 2, 2015

What Comes After Protests?
Baltimore panelists discuss police reform, grassroots organizing, and protestor's demands

  May 2, 2015

Protestors Defy the Curfew
TRNN's Paul Jay went down to Baltimore City Hall on Friday night

  May 2, 2015

Voices From the Epicenter of Protest
TRNN Correspondent Eddie Conway speaks with residents of Gilmor Homes about the charges brought against 6 Baltimore police officers

  May 2, 2015

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

  May 2, 2015

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

  May 1, 2015

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

  May 1, 2015

This Time, Young People Rose Up
Activist Zachary Murray says police violence is a symptom of a larger problem in Baltimore

  May 1, 2015

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

  May 1, 2015

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

  May 1, 2015

Freddie Gray Supporters Wary of Maryland Medical Examiner
Rulings in past on use of force cases seen as impediment to efforts to hold police accountable

  May 1, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 30, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 29, 2015

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

  April 28, 2015

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

  April 28, 2015

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

  April 28, 2015

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

  April 28, 2015

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

  April 27, 2015

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

  April 26, 2015

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

  April 26, 2015

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

  April 24, 2015

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

  April 24, 2015

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

  April 23, 2015

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

  April 23, 2015

TRNN Town Hall: In Conversation with Michelle Alexander
Discussing the school to prison pipeline

  April 22, 2015

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

  April 22, 2015

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

  April 22, 2015

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

  April 23, 2015

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

  April 21, 2015



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