Amazon workers rally in Baltimore County, the LEOBR could survive attempts to weaken it, City Councilperson Ryan Dorsey feuds with the FOP, and more.
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In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Leaders examine the way doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed, Mayor Brandon Scott releases his administration’s transition report, remembering musician Jimmy Jones, and more.
‘West Baltimore Ruins’ preserves the memory of neglected neighborhoods before they’re lost to gentrification
In this week’s “Battleground Baltimore” news roundup: “West Baltimore Ruins”; Governor Hogan is criticized for vaccine rollout; Keith Davis Jr. tests positive for COVID-19
Worker-owned businesses in Baltimore, like Joe Squared pizza, are opting to remain closed to indoor dining to prioritize their worker/owners’ safety, even as others reopen.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Members of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police try to make the case for keeping the LEOBR, city students are going on strike, and Lawrence Brown’s “The Black Butterfly” is released.
Students in Baltimore and teachers in Chicago may strike against top-down plans to force educators back into the classroom during the deadliest month of the pandemic.
Brandon Scott won his mayoral election. Now he’s tasked with getting a city in the midst of crisis running again as progressive demands for bold action grow.
Local leaders react to the insurrection that happened just 45 minutes away in Washington. D.C.; why a move to end home detention fees might not go far enough; and a “spy plane” that has been flying in Baltimore (ostensibly to solve crime) is headed for St. Louis.
School officials and teachers have very different views on whether it’s safe for students hurt by missing in-person classes to safely return to the classroom.
Teachers say they don’t want to resume in-person instruction if it means putting lives at risk.
Zeese was known for organizing around many human rights issues, centering opposition to U.S. imperialism abroad and mass incarceration at home.
A multi-year investigation by TRNN reporters reveals how neoliberal policies and public-private partnerships have led to tax-free zones for private interests, while taxpayers foot the bill. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham and welcome to the Real News Network. As you know, along with my reporting partner, Stephen Janis, I usually host the Police Accountability Report, but today we’re going to focus on a different topic, economic inequality. Don’t worry though. We’re still going to discuss it through the lens of our overarching […]
Educator Franca Muller Paz saw the way COVID-19 impacted her students and that inspired her third party run. Story Transcript President Trump: This will be the most corrupt election in the history of our country. Crowd: [inaudible 00:00:05] and we want it now. Jaisal Noor: Welcome to The Real News, I’m Jaisal Noor. America’s disastrous response to COVID-19. Over 160,000 dead, more than 30 million unemployed, and one in four children living in households that don’t have enough to eat, could face eviction, or both. All while Trump is pushing to reopen the economy and schools. This crisis has spurred […]
Third parties are required to gather just 5,000 e-signatures to gain ballot access during the pandemic, while a transit equity campaign in Baltimore, where 40% of residents don’t have reliable internet access, is being forced to gather 10,000. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jaisal Noor: Welcome to The Real News, I’m Jaisal Noor. Transportation has always been central to the struggle for equality, from Frederick Douglass seeking to ride a whites-only train in 1841 to the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, and that fight has never ended. In a clip that’s […]
Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote “I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad,” a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Marc Steiner: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you with us. I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad is the title of a book about a violent, corrupt, criminal band of Baltimore City police officers by Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg. The […]
Activists demanded state and local officials extend protections for the some 400,000 people unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jaisal Noor: Despite a deadly pandemic, eviction proceedings have resumed in Baltimore Maryland where tens of thousands of people, because of government inaction providing support, have been unable to pay their rent and are now facing eviction. As COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled, including over 1100 new cases reported today July 27th. Speaker 2: Our landlord have got to go! Our landlord have got to go! […]
Activists demand Mayor Jack Young and Gov. Larry Hogan take action to avert mass evictions amidst a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in Maryland.
TRNN, the NAACP Prince George’s County Branch, and the National Action Network filed a joint motion asking a judge to unseal a report that contains details of discrimination and racial bias within the Prince George’s County Police Department.
Md. Gov. Larry Hogan is accused of killing a project that would connect disinvested Baltimore neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities despite the racially discriminatory impact. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jaisal Noor: Welcome to the Real News. I’m Jaisal Noor. Maryland governor Larry Hogan has launched a new book positioning himself as a Republican moderate willing to take on President Trump, but newly published documents cast out on one of Hogan’s central claims that he’s protected civil rights. Hogan ignored the racially discriminatory impacts of canceling a mass transit project […]
Housing advocates put elected officials on trial for failing to address Baltimore’s affordable housing crisis, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19.
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