Educators and civil rights hawks say that while organizing is a labyrinthine feat, literacy is still of prime importance.
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The Teamsters picket Amazon in Baltimore to demand company rehire fired unionized drivers in California
Striking Amazon workers from California came to Baltimore to picket the company’s BWI5 warehouse. TRNN was on the ground speaking to strikers and local union and community members who came out to show support for them.
Black historians are building a coalition in Baltimore to preserve the Black community’s history for today’s youth and future generations.
The demands from Baltimore activists echo growing calls around the country and the world to stop the slaughter in Gaza.
‘I’m in solidarity with Palestine!’ Hundreds rally in Baltimore to demand end of Israel’s Occupation
“I’m standing in solidarity with Palestine, because their fight is our struggle. If you don’t understand right from wrong, this is motherfucking wrong!”
EcoMap Technologies CEO Pava LaPere’s murderer committed a violent crime just a week before killing her. Why didn’t Baltimore police take action?
In a rapidly changing 21st century, where will the next generation of journalists come from? And how can we help emerging writers from all walks of life keep journalism alive, find their voice, and tell the stories that need to be told?
Justin Hansford of Howard University’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center explains why the contemporary Black liberation movement needs to emphasize political education.
Common Ground Bakery Cafe in the Hampden neighborhood suddenly closed this summer, but workers have now revived it as a co-op.
A previously unreleased police interview with the last person to see Emily Hauze alive reveals crucial information about the investigation.
A bloody scalpel and lidocaine were among the evidence found by Land of the Unsolved’s investigation.
“If the things that I did on a football field are the greatest representation of who I am as a human being, then I didn’t spend enough time developing myself as a human being.”
From museums to grocery stores, a union push is making itself felt in Baltimore. Worker-organizers from a range of industries gather at The Real News studios for a special panel.
After City Council failed to pass a bill requiring a study of controversial tax breaks, the Baltimore Board of Finance has approved a resolution that will require public reporting on critical data related to lucrative tax incentives for developers.
Maryland state says it doesn’t have to account for spending on tax break costing Baltimore $20 million annually
A Public Information Act request filed by Baltimore finance officials has revealed the state does not track costs associated with the Brownfields tax credit, a program that supposedly incentivizes land reclamation but may be being abused by corporate developers.
From 1979-80, Marshall “Eddie” Conway helped organize a prisoners’ educational outreach program called “To Say Their Own Word,” where prisoners and radicals met inside the Maryland Penitentiary to discuss fascism, capitalism, and the prison system.
The Marriott Waterfront recently recorded record profits and has been exempted from $56 million in taxes since 2001, yet pays some workers just half of what hospitality workers at other area hotels make.
Leaked memo reveals Baltimore officials’ alarm over costs of obscure tax break for corporate developers
An environmental tax credit has netted Baltimore developers tens of millions in tax savings; a leaked memo shows the city knew the program was a problem.
Just Media and The Real News Network are joining forces to create more opportunities for emerging journalists in Baltimore, especially young Baltimoreans of color, to report on the local criminal justice system, informed by the experience of this system’s impact on their own communities.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have done what was asked of us and more, but we still can’t get the raises we need. Now a cost-of-living crisis is bringing an already-untenable situation to a breaking point.
For decades, Baltimore promoted tax incentives to promote growth and reverse depopulation, but new evidence indicates the system worsened inequality by funneling public funds into private pockets.
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