The Real Baltimore

Yet Another Black Man Serves Time for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

September 20, 2017

Lamar Johnson was released after serving fourteen years for murder after the Innocence Project teamed with Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s office to win his release

Applicant Says Federal Judge ‘Hijacked’ Process to Pick Police Monitor

September 19, 2017

After Judge James Bredar handpicked a group to monitor the consent decree between the Baltimore Police and the Department of Justice, one of the finalists says community input was ignored, setting a bad precedent going forward

Baltimore’s Water Affordability Crisis

September 18, 2017

Water rates in Baltimore have been skyrocketing, more than tripling since 2000–and a $500 unpaid water bill could cost residents their homes

No Federal Charges for Police in Freddie Gray Case

September 14, 2017

The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversight, police veteran Neill Franklin says the push for justice and reform has to come from the local level

Trump’s Justice Department Drops Investigation into the Death of Freddie Gray

September 13, 2017

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the US Department of Justice will not pursue criminal civil rights charges against the six officers who had been charged in connection with Gray’s in-custody death

TRNN Checks in With Former Residents of Tent City

September 2, 2017

Homeless protesters who were relocated by the mayor give their view on how the city is helping them find homes

Shocking New Scandals Underscore Need for Civilian-Led Policing

August 31, 2017

From an Atlanta cop saying ‘We only kill black people,’ to a Baltimore sergeant’s indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood

Squeegee Corps: From the Corner to Corporate

August 29, 2017

Baltimore City introduces a new program to employ youth known as the “Squeegee Boys/Girls”

Residents Concerned After Luxury Developer Gets Rights to Low Income Housing

August 29, 2017

Baltimore housing officials have released few details on the plan which calls for redevelopment of Perkins Homes in South Baltimore, offering little reassurance to residents who have lived there for decades

Another Way Ending the War on Drugs Could Save Lives and Resources

August 25, 2017

A new study by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor estimates Baltimore could save millions of dollars with just one safe injection site for heroin users

Beyond the Ceasefire: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence

August 23, 2017

On The Real Baltimore: Eze Jackson sits down with Councilman Kris Burnett, Erricka Bridgeford and Kevin McCamant to discuss holistic approaches to violence prevention

Hood to Hood Solidarity: Rebel Diaz and Tef Poe in Baltimore

August 23, 2017

New York rappers Rebel Diaz and Ferguson rapper Tef Poe perform in Gilmor Homes, the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising, to promote a culture of solidarity

Why Urban Policing Cannot be Reformed

August 21, 2017

The Real News talks to reform advocates, defense attorneys, and former cops who say policing cannot be reformed without fully understanding its underlying imperative

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues After Activists Gave City Ultimatium

August 16, 2017

Baltimore became the latest city to remove Confederate statues after neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed one and injured dozens.

Despite Protests, Baltimore Turns Back the Clock on Criminal Justice Reform

August 15, 2017

A bill that would impose mandatory minimums on gun possession cleared a key legislative hurdle as activists urge the council to seek more humane solutions to violence

Baltimore Shows Solidarity With Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

Hundreds gathered in front of confederate statue to decry hate, racisms, and the violence in Virginia that has roiled the nation

Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend Is Just the Beginning

August 8, 2017

TRNN’s extensive coverage of the 72 hour ceasefire: despite two homicides, Baltimore activists and residents remain resolute in their community-lead efforts to build hope in the face of violence.

The Real Baltimore: Failing Schools or Failed Policies?

August 4, 2017

Baltimore educators Diamonte Brown and Job Trotsky join former Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere say schools should not be blamed for failures of society

Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (3/3)

August 2, 2017

TRNN’s Paul Jay and members of Maryland Working Families discuss fighting at the local level to defend the public sector and create a vision for the future

Beyond Toppling Statues: Dismantling White Supremacy in Baltimore

August 16, 2016

As Baltimore removes its Confederate statues, The Real Baltimore holds an extended discussion with labor activists Ricarra Jones and Melissa Wells, Councilman Ryan Dorsey, and Ideal City’s Ben Smith, who say public policy must be aimed at reversing the impacts of white supremacy