The Real Baltimore

At City Hall, Debates Over Water Affordability Measures Rage On

At City Hall, Debates Over Water Affordability Measures Rage On

July 26, 2019

After a ransomware attack that shut down the city’s billing system, Baltimoreans are bracing themselves to receive three months of bills. Affordability advocates are continuing to push for income-based billing 

New Teachers Union President: To Uplift Baltimore, Uplift Youth

‘We believe that organizing is a key tool in obtaining justice for our students.’

July 24, 2019

In an exclusive interview, new Baltimore Teachers Union Diamonté Brown talks with TRNN’s Jaisal Noor about her stunning victory, her plan to bridge divides within the union, and the many challenges facing Baltimore’s schools

Grassroots Activist Diamonte Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election

Grassroots Activist Diamonté Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election

July 11, 2019

An internal report obtained by The Real News found that educator activist Diamonte Brown was rightfully elected as the president of the Baltimore Teachers Union

After Finding Refuge in the US, Asylum Seeker Now Fears Deportation

After Finding Refuge in the US, Asylum Seeker Now Fears Deportation

July 11, 2019

Home to an estimated 20,000 undocumented immigrants, activists and local officials say they won’t comply with ICE raids targeting one million people

Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren't Done

Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren’t Done

July 8, 2019

To understand how policing affects the psyche of a community, we explore the story of black business owner in Baltimore who was raided so many times he filed a lawsuit, and won

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House 

July 5, 2019

The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street

As City Water Bills Increase by 10%, Advocates Demand Affordability Measures

As City Water Bills Increase by 10%, Advocates Demand Affordability Measures

July 1, 2019

Advocates say the rate hike will make water unaffordable for 40% of the city unless new affordability legislation is approved

Advocates Rally To Help Baltimore Public Housing Residents Left Without Water for A Week

Advocates Rally To Help Baltimore Public Housing Residents Left Without Water for A Week

June 26, 2019

The community says they have been treated like second class citizens compared to residents of wealthier neighborhoods

How a Baltimore Billionaire Won a Tax Cut Trump Said Would Help the Poor

How a Baltimore Billionaire Won a Tax Cut Trump Said Would Help the Poor

June 24, 2019

ProPublica’s Jeff Ernsthausen explains how a poorly-designed map boosted billionaire Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s development company

‘We can’t flush our toilets, we can’t take baths, it’s a crisis situation’

June 23, 2019

Residents at the Edgar Allan Poe Homes say they remain without adequate running water one week after a water main break