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'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

  May 23, 2016

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

  May 23, 2016

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

  May 22, 2016

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

  May 22, 2016

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

  May 20, 2016

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

  May 19, 2016

#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.

  May 18, 2016

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

  May 16, 2016

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

  May 16, 2016

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

  May 16, 2016

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

  May 12, 2016

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

  May 4, 2016

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

  May 2, 2016

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

  May 2, 2016

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

  May 2, 2016

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

  April 30, 2016

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

  April 28, 2016

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

  April 26, 2016

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

  April 26, 2016

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

  April 26, 2016

Kwame Rose Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Activist Kwame Rose's speech at the Bernie Sanders rally in Baltimore Maryland

  April 24, 2016

Kendrick Sampson Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Actor, activist Kendrick sampson speaking in Baltimore at the Bernie Sanders rally

  April 24, 2016

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

  April 24, 2016

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

  April 23, 2016

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

  April 23, 2016

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

  April 23, 2016

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

  February 19, 2016

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

  April 19, 2016

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

  April 17, 2016

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

  April 15, 2016

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

  April 13, 2016

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

  April 12, 2016

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

  April 8, 2016

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

  April 8, 2016

Voter Discrepancy Leads to Delay in Pocomoke Election Results
Board of Elections refuses to certify vote count after machine allegedly malfunctions

  April 6, 2016

Is the US Postal Service the Next Target for Corporate Plundering?
Workers and advocates gather in Baltimore to fight back against what they say are concerted efforts by private interests to undermine the agency in order to eliminate solid middle class jobs

  March 30, 16

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

  March 20, 2016

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

  March 17, 2016

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.

  March 14, 2016

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

  March 8, 2016

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

  March 6, 2016

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

  March 3, 2016

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

  February 28, 2016

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

  February 26, 2016

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

  February 23, 2016

New Center Targets Baltimore City School Dropouts
Baltimore City School officials unveil new program that targets students who have dropped out

  February 23, 2016

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

  February 12, 2016

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

  February 11, 2016

The Real News Tries to Attend Dixon Fundraiser
Former mayor of Baltimore holds shindig for donors behind closed doors

  February 9, 2016

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

  February 6, 2016

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

  February 5, 2016

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

  February 5, 2016

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

  February 4, 2016

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

  February 3, 2016

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.

  February 2, 2016

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

  February 1, 2016

Equity Sought in Baltimore's Development Strategy
Advocates present solution to Baltimore's housing crisis

  January 31, 2016

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

  January 27, 2016

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

  January 26, 2016

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

  January 27, 2016

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

  January 22, 2016

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

  January 22, 2016

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

  January 17, 2016

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

  January 15, 2016

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

  January 17, 2016

Maryland Police Reform Efforts Focus on Transparency
Proposals seek new training agency and civilian participation in police disciplinary process

  January 12, 2016

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

  January 11, 2016

Black and Latino Youth Demand Police Reform
CASA de Maryland and the Youth Freedom School protest outside of Baltimore city hall demanding police reform.

  January 8, 2016

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

  January 8, 2016

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

  January 7, 2016

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

  January 6, 2016

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

  January 5, 2016

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.

  December 29, 2015

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

  December 28, 2015

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.

  December 29, 2015

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

  December 18, 2015

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

  December 17, 2015

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

  December 16, 2015

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

  December 15, 2015

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

  December 11, 2015

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

  December 10, 2015

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

  December 9, 2015

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

  December 9, 2015

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

  December 8, 2015

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.

  December 4, 2015

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

  December 4, 2015

Inside Baltimore's Outrageous Bail System
TRNN speaks to bail lobby insiders and those working to abolish it altogether

  January 3, 2016

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

  December 4, 2015

Former Cop: Incompetence Is No Excuse for Freddie Gray's Death
Retired Baltimore Police Department Sergeant Michael Wood responds to the defense's arguments

  December 3, 2015

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

  December 3, 2015

Baltimore Residents March Against Violence
Members of the No Boundaries Coalition march against spike in violence in West Baltimore

  December 3, 2015

Defense Team in Freddie Gray Trial Attempting Shift Blame Away From Officer
Opening arguments seek to exonerate William Porter of wrongdoing

  December 2, 2015

Prosecution Makes Opening Argument in Porter Trial
Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle responds to jury selection and prosecution's opening arguments

  December 2, 2015

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

  December 2, 2015

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

  December 1, 2015

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

  December 1, 2015

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.

  December 1, 2015

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

  November 30, 2015

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.

  November 30, 2015

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

  November 30, 2015

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

  November 25, 2015

MD Among Lowest Number of Hate Crimes in the Nation
Latest FBI report shows state relatively hate crime free, but some question stats

  November 22, 2015

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

  November 20, 2015

"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.

  November 20, 2015

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.

  November 20, 2015

NAACP Plans March in Pocomoke
State and Worcester county branches aim for show of strength as city continues to fire black police officers

  November 16, 2015

ACLU Releases Mobile Justice App
Representatives from ACLU of MD present Mobile Justice App in partnership with Coppin State University and community leaders.

  November 15, 2015

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

  November 11, 2015

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.

  November 11, 2015

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

  November 10, 2015

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

  November 9, 2015

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.

  November 12, 2015

Coat Giveaway In Housing Project Where Freddie Gray Was Killed
7 Year Old Zachariah Barber talks to Gilmor Homes residents about pre-Halloween festivities.

  November 1, 2015

City Clears Art From Confederate Monument
Officials use police to remove sculpture intended to bring context to symbol of city's racist past

  October 31, 2015

Baltimore Still Debating What to Do With Confederate Statues
Testimony before commission recounts how monuments coincided with city's efforts to segregate

  October 30, 2015

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

  November 1, 2015

Prosecutors Drop All Charges for City Hall Protesters
Activists involved in Baltimore #CityHallShutdown say this is a victory for the right to dissent

  October 29, 2015

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

  October 23, 2015

Better Bus System Proposed for Baltimore as Mayor Snubs Governor
Hogan pledges faster more efficient service for residents while mayor stays away

  October 23, 2015

New Allegations of Sex for Repair Scheme at Gilmor Homes
More women come forward as pressure intensifies on Baltimore's housing commissioner to resign

  October 21, 2015

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

  October 20, 2015

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

  October 19, 2015

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

  October 18, 2015

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

  October 16, 2015

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

  October 15, 2015

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

  October 15, 2015

Protesters Arrested Inside Baltimore City Hall as Frustration Over Policing Mounts
Civil disobedience part of growing movement demanding community input on law enforcement policies

  October 15, 2015

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

  October 14, 2015

Protester Acquitted for Role In Freddie Gray Uprising
Lawyer says Baltimore jury affirmed first amendment rights with swift verdict

  October 14, 2015

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

  October 7, 2015

Baltimore Police Commissioner Stunned by Poverty in Baltimore
Another violent weekend with 9-year-old girl shot prompts debate over root cause of mayhem

  October 5, 2015

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

  October 3, 2015

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

  September 29, 2015

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

  September 29, 2015

Prosecutors Drop False Imprisonment Charges Against Baltimore Pastor
ACLU says remaining charges of inciting a riot are overreaching and could discourage civil disobedience

  September 25, 2015

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.

  September 23, 2015

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

  September 17, 2015

Baltimore's Race for Mayor Feeling Impact of Freddie Gray Uprising
After Rawlings-Blake exit, motivated voters could influence the city's political landscape

  September 16, 2015

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

  September 15, 2015

Whistleblower: Modern Policing Rooted in Racist Policies
TRNN brings you the second part of our interview with former Baltimore Police Sergeant Michael Wood

  September 13, 2015

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

  September 11, 2015

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

  September 11, 2015

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.

  September 10, 2015

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

  September 9, 2015

Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement
The media called it a riot, but on the streets of Baltimore they call it an uprising.

  September 6, 2015

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

  September 6, 2015

After Hearing, Protests Against Police Killings Continue
Activist Tawanda Jones and TRNN's Eddie Conway say protests will continue until police are held accountable and economic inequality is addressed.

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

How Will the Freddie Gray Hearings Affect the Trial?
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to journalist Stephen Janis

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

What Role Will State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's Play?
TRNN's Jared Ball interviews Urban Research Institute Director Ray Winbush

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

Rose Got Handcuffs Instead of Medical Help, Says Protester
TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews an eyewitness to Kwame Rose's arrest

  September 2, 2015

Former Political Prisoner: We Need a Fair Trial
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to TRNN Producer Eddie Conway

  September 2, 2015

Officers Should Be Tried in Baltimore, Says MD Delegate
TRNN's Taya Graham speaks to Maryland State Delegate Jill Carter

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

DC Mayor's New Plan to Stem City Violence: More Policing
Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com discusses the plan of DC's Mayor Bowser to address increased levels of city homicides

  September 1, 2015

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

  August 30, 2015

What Has Changed Since Freddie Gray's Killing?
TRNN visits Penn & North, a short distance from where Freddie Gray lived and died and this is what we witnessed

  August 28, 2015

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

  August 27, 2015

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

  August 21, 2015

Baltimore's Mass Transit Suffers as Leaders Bicker
A contentious meeting between city leaders and governor's staff reveal lack of vision for Baltimore's problem plagued mass transit

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 10, 2015

Passions Erupt as Officials Stonewall on Black Chief's Firing
A Pocomoke city council meeting turns tumultuous as residents demand answers about the firing of the city's first black police

  August 6, 2015

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

  August 6, 2015

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

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?
TRNN Replay: As news comes that the city of Ferguson reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, The Real News had previously examined the results and limitations of recent federal interventions aiming to reform troubled police departments

  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
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: 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
TRNN Top Stories 2015: Exclusive documents obtained by The Real News show how police officers engaged in a pattern of abuse before the killing of Freddie Gray by arresting teenagers who were waiting to take the bus back home in the same neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore that would erupt and lead to the chaos seen this week.

  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

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

  April 25, 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

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

  April 16, 2015

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

  April 16, 2015

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

  April 14, 2015

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

  April 13, 2015

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

  April 12, 2015

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

  April 9, 2015

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

  April 10, 2015

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

  April 6, 2015

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

  April 1, 2015

The Fight for Fair Housing for Baltimore Renters
TRNN speaks to advocates fighting for Baltimore's tenants to have more power in rent court

  March 30, 2015

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

  March 29, 2015

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

  March 25, 2015

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

  March 23, 2015

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

  March 24, 2015

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

  March 20, 2015

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

  March 20, 2015

Men and Families Center Fights Shutdown
Members of the community center speak out against a decision to close it due to fire code violations

  March 12, 2015

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

  March 10, 2015

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

  March 9, 2015

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

  March 6, 2015

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

  February 28, 2015

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

  February 27, 2015

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

  February 27, 2015

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

  March 2, 2015

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

  February 14, 2015

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

  February 10, 2015

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

  February 10, 2015

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

  February 16, 2015

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

  February 6, 2015

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

  February 4, 2015

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

  February 2, 2015

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

  February 11, 2015

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

  February 12, 2015

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

  January 16, 2015

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

  January 16, 2015

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

  January 15, 2015

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

  January 9, 2015

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

  January 9, 2015

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

  January 6, 2015

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

  December 30, 2014

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

  December 24, 2014

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

  December 19, 2014

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

  December 9, 2014

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

  December 5, 2014

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

  December 3, 2014

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

  November 30, 2014

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

  November 27, 2014

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

  November 26, 2014

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

  November 26, 2014

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

  November 25, 2014

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

  November 24, 2014

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

  November 11, 2014

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

  November 11, 2014

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

  November 9, 2014

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

  November 9, 2014

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

  November 8, 2014

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

  November 7, 2014

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

  November 3, 2014

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

  October 30, 2014

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

  October 29, 2014

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

  October 29, 2014

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

  October 29, 2014

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

  October 26, 2014

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

  October 10, 2014

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

  October 9, 2014

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

  October 8, 2014

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

  October 7, 2014

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

  October 2, 2014

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

  October 1, 2014

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

  September 26, 2014

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

  September 12, 2014

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

  September 4, 2014

Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore
TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

  August 21, 2014

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

  August 14, 2014

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

  August 9, 2014

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

  August 4, 2014

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

  August 6, 2014

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

  July 31, 2014

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

  July 4, 2014

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

  June 30, 2014

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

  June 27, 2014

Covering the Epidemic of Violence in Baltimore - TRNN Grand Opening Panel
The panel, moderated by Paul Jay, discusses drug policy and policing, and the role of television news

  June 26, 2014

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

  June 26, 2014

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

  June 23, 2014

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

  June 23, 2014

Baltimore on the Brink
Reverend Dr. Heber Brown on the June 21st Town Hall in Baltimore

  June 13, 2014

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

  June 12, 2014

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

  June 5, 2014

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

  June 4, 2014

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

  June 3, 2014

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

  June 3, 2014

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

  June 3, 2014

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

  May 31, 2014

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

  May 29, 2014

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

  May 29, 2014

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

  May 27, 2014

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

  May 25, 2014

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

  May 21, 2014

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

  May 8, 2014

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

  May 7, 2014

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

  May 2, 2014

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

  April 29, 2014

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

  April 28, 2014

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

  April 16, 2014

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

  April 16, 2014

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

  April 9, 2014

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

  April 6, 2014

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

  April 4, 2014

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

  April 3, 2014

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

  March 31, 2014

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

  March 17, 2014

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

  March 13, 2014

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

  February 24, 2014

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

  February 24, 2014

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

  February 25, 2014

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

  February 12, 2014

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

  February 9, 2014

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

  February 6, 2014

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

  January 13, 2014

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

  January 9, 2014

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

  January 9, 2014

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

  January 8, 2014

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

  July 16, 2013

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

  March 14, 2013

What to do about Baltimore Schools?
Pt.2 Lester Spence and Marc Steiner discuss possible fixes to the crisis facing Baltimore public schools

  January 2, 2013

What's Wrong with Baltimore Public Schools?
A discussion with Lester Spence and Marc Steiner about the historical roots of the problems facing Baltimore public schools

  December 27, 2012

The Real News in 2013
Paul Jay: Here's what's coming on TRNN in 2013, and why, if you haven't donated yet, you should!

  December 5, 2012

Reflections on Occupy Baltimore
Editors of the book "We are Many"discuss challenges of building a movement in a city with a black political elite

  October 30, 2012

Baltimore, Race and the Occupy Movement
Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide

  October 25, 2012

Do Obama Policies Help Baltimore Schools?
Baltimore Activists say "Race to the Top" harming Baltimore students and teachers

  September 6, 2012

Interest Rate-Fixing Scandal Swindles Baltimore, Other Municipalities out of Millions of Dollars
Amidst the financial crisis of 2008 and resultant recession, cities and states around the country lost millions of dollars on investments tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

  July 17, 2012

Baltimore Hip Hop on School to Prison Pipeline
Cultural event features Baltimore youth performing original work on the high incarceration rates of youth in the city

  June 29, 2012

Baltimore Protests Murder of Trayvon Martin
Black youth who suffer racial profiling every day demand justice

  April 1, 2012

Does Charging Youth as Adults Make Baltimore Safer?
Monique Dixon and Terry Hickey: There is no evidence supporting a new $100 million youth prison for youth charged as adults

  April 23, 2012

What Would Make Baltimore Safer?
Monique Dixon and Terry Hickey Part 2: There is no evidence supporting a new $100 million youth prison for youth charged as adults

  April 25, 2012

Occupy Baltimore Activists Protest Building of Youth Jail
Baltimore Occupy and Algebra Project activists are arrested by police during protest of new juvenile facility for youth charged as adults

  February 8, 2012

TRNN TOWN HALL: Does Baltimore Need $100 Million Youth Prison?
Will a new youth prison make Baltimore safer and is it the best way to treat "young offenders"?

  January 22, 2012

Occupy Baltimore Supports Fight Against Home Foreclosure
Protest organized in Baltimore as authorities attempt eviction

  January 17, 2012

Hundreds of Community Activists Gather in Baltimore
Fair Development Conference held to discuss local organizing strategies

  November 4, 2011

Occupy Baltimore Wins Support of Police and Fire Fighters Unions
Occupy Baltimore Takes on Public Education System

  October 30, 2011

Baltimore Debates New Youth Jail
State plans to spend 100 million on facility to hold juveniles charged as adults

  October 22, 2011

Does Locking Young Offenders up Longer, Make us Safer?
TRNN REPORT: In Baltimore and across the country more young people are being charged as adults and going to prison with longer sentences

  October 9, 2011

Treat Young Offenders Like Your Own Child
Bart Lubow: There are many proven alternatives to incarceration

  October 23, 2011

Media Depicts U.S. Juvenile Detention Facilities as Rehabilitative
Bart Lubow: Youth Prisons are places of violence, of arbitrary exercise of power, and are fundamentally dehumanizing

  October 19, 2011

Baltimore Elections Heat Up
Baltimore's 8th district is a microcosm of problems facing many cities across America

  August 7, 2011

How Bigotry Shaped Baltimore (1/3)
Antero Pietila author of "Not In My Neighborhood" on how racism was used to enrich real estate speculators

  June 29, 2011

Federal Government and Bigotry in Baltimore (3/3)
Antero Pietila author of "Not in My Neighborhood" During 1930's Federal government red-lined American cities helping create race-based divisions

  July 24, 2011

The Real Baltimore: Invisible Hand Waves Goodbye
On the streets of 'The Wire', Thomas Ferguson on financial crisis and the people of Baltimore

  September 9, 2010

HUD's affordable housing crisis
ANP: Everyone knows about the crisis facing homeowners. But what about those who can't afford a home?

  February 20, 2009

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

  December 12, 2014

Why are Kids in Jail?
Bart Lubow: Zero tolerance policies and racial bias are pushing many kids out of school and into jail

  September 19, 2011

Race, Youth and Criminal Justice System in Baltimore
Bart Lubow: Structural racism plays a major role in which youth are arrested and go to jail

  October 3, 2011

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

  January 8, 2015



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