The Real Baltimore

What Baltimore's Children's Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

What Baltimore’s Children’s Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

April 4, 2019

Baltimore Beat Editor-in-Chief Lisa Snowden-McCray discusses the fallout from the unfolding Healthy Holly corruption scandal

Baltimore Emphasized Policing Over Recreation, and it Failed

Baltimore Emphasized Policing Over Recreation, and it Failed

April 4, 2019

The rise of police spending at the expense of recreation centers is under fire from community activists as Baltimore continues to grapple with record levels of violence

Hopkins Students Sit-In to Oppose University's Private Police and ICE Contract

Hopkins Students Sit-In to Oppose University’s Private Police and ICE Contract

April 3, 2019

The protestors say they will occupy Hopkins until officials end the militarization of its campus

Bill to Protect Thousands from Losing Homes Over Water Bills Nears Final Approval

April 3, 2019

Maryland’s General Assembly passed a bill that will stop Baltimore from sending properties to tax sale over overdue water bills—but supporters fear it’s compromised

Privatization and Kickbacks: Why the Healthy Holly Scandal Is Bigger Than Baltimore's Mayor

Privatization and Kickbacks: Why the Healthy Holly Scandal Is Bigger Than Baltimore’s Mayor

April 3, 2019

Professor Lawrence Brown says systemic change is necessary to break corporate corruption of Baltimore’s political system

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

April 1, 2019

The announcement came hours after Maryland’s governor requested an investigation into the mayor’s financial dealings

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination

City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination

March 28, 2019

Pocomoke City’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell has agreed to settle his discrimination lawsuit with the city for both monetary damages and a consent decree that will force the city to implement reforms in hiring and management practices

It’s "Pro-Criminal" to Oppose Mandatory Minimums - Gov. Larry Hogan

It’s “Pro-Criminal” to Oppose Mandatory Minimums – Gov. Larry Hogan

March 25, 2019

Veteran police officer Neill Franklin pushes back on recent comments by Maryland’s Republican Governor, and says harsh sentences are not effective in reducing crime

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

March 22, 2019

The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city