The Real Baltimore

"We Can't Be the Best Students if We're Not Put in the Proper Environment"

“We Can’t Be the Best Students if We’re Not Put in the Proper Environment”

May 2, 2019

Students, parents, and the ACLU and NAACP-LDF are suing Maryland for under-funding Baltimore’s majority black school district

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Baltimore Activist Threatened With Legal Action Over Participation in Hopkins Protests

May 1, 2019

Tawanda Jones, a noted anti-police brutality activist, says she won’t be deterred from continuing to fight for justice for her brother Tyrone West, and other victims of police brutality

Days After FBI Raid on City Hall, Progressives Introduce Reforms to Curb Corruption

Days After FBI Raid on City Hall, Progressives Introduce Reforms to Curb Corruption

April 30, 2019

Reform-minded councilmembers propose reigning in Baltimore’s all-powerful mayor, but will these changes be enough?

An Inside Look at How Police Control the Political Process

Police Accountability Report

April 28, 2019
A deep dive into the details of the political economy that allows law enforcement to defeat civilian reform efforts, and what can be done to change it

Baltimore City Hall and Mayor’s Homes Raided By FBI

April 25, 2019

A scandal engulfing Mayor Catherine Pugh and many associates expands with federal involvement, as calls for systemic change grows

The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (3/3)

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Biggest School Cheating Scandal

April 25, 2019
In part three, authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton argue a lack of efforts to confront poverty and excessive standardized testing continue to set up students to fail
Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal

Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal

April 15, 2019

State Senator Jill Carter and investigative reporters Luke Broadwater and Fern Shen discuss how “Healthy Holly” has shaken up Baltimore politics and local elites

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won't Resign

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won’t Resign

April 8, 2019

City Council considers systemic reform in the wake of the “Health Holly” scandal

Cop Caught on Camera Assaulting a Pizza Worker, City Won't Say if He's Still on the Force

Cop Caught on Camera Assaulting a Pizza Worker, City Won’t Say if He’s Still on the Force

April 5, 2019

Despite promise of reforms the Baltimore Police Department continues to keep personal records secret, even when an officer is convicted of a crime