The Real Baltimore

How Johns Hopkins' Influence Haunts Baltimore (2/2)

The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins

May 21, 2019
In part two, Antero Pietila, author of “The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins,” discusses recent protests by students, community members and Hopkins employees over the institution’s relationship with Baltimore
Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

May 17, 2019

Residents testified in support of the bill, but the Department of Public Works is not on board—they have a different affordability measure in mind

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

May 15, 2019

The Sunrise Movement’s Baltimore hub held a town hall on how a federal Green New Deal could help Baltimore—especially Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents

Teachers Say Union Election Is Undemocratic

Social Justice Activist Named Winner in Contentious Union Election

May 15, 2019

Baltimore educators complained of a ballot that heavily favors incumbent candidates, inconvenient voting hours, and long voting lines.

Privatization of Public Assets: A Recipe for Corruption

Privatization of Public Assets: A Recipe for Corruption

May 10, 2019

The roots of Baltimore’s current corruption scandal lie in the ongoing effort to transform public entities into sources of profit for private interests

How To Fix Baltimore's Broken System

How To Fix Baltimore’s Broken System

May 10, 2019

In the wake of former Mayor Pugh’s Healthy Holly scandal, we look at how to reform a strong mayor system

John Hopkins University Occupation Ends with Heavy Police Presence and Seven Arrests

John Hopkins University Occupation Ends with Heavy Police Presence and Seven Arrests

May 8, 2019

After a month-long sit in, Baltimore students and residents protesting private police and ICE’s ended their occupation. Republished from the Baltimore Beat

7 Arrested After Police Raid Sit-in Against Hopkins Private Police

7 Arrested After Police Raid Sit-in Against Hopkins Private Police

May 8, 2019

The arrests came after an over month-long sit-in at Johns Hopkins against the university’s $1.5 million dollar ICE contracts and newly authorized private police force

As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?

As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?

May 2, 2019

Baltimore’s powerful mayor resigned amid corruption allegations. Three activists ask if the city charter can be amended to limit mayoral power and create a more just city