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Shoot First, Get Paid Later

December 5, 2019

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards questionable behavior.

Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up

November 18, 2019

The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works.

Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them

November 13, 2019

A movement to tax non-profits in a city mired in poverty has hit an obstacle: The richest institutions claim they already pay enough.

A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice

November 4, 2019

“These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system.” Baltimore Ceasefire’s Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence.

Congress Holds Hearing on Big Oil’s War on Climate Science

October 23, 2019

The House Oversight Committee heard testimony about the fossil fuel industry’s multimillion dollar campaign to suppress knowledge of their contributions to the climate crisis.

Fighting Apartheid By Taking Ownership of Land and Time

October 23, 2019

City residents are fighting a history of exploitation through collective ownership of food, labor, and land, showing that another world is possible.

Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses?

October 11, 2019

Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.

How Neo-Liberals Profit off of Poverty

October 8, 2019

The story of how a millionaire CEO’s critique of Squeegee kids led to monetizing their suffering and points to a process that makes neoliberalism an engine for inequality.

What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?

September 25, 2019

The mayoral primary is just six months away, and it’s clear the stakes are higher than ever for the person who wins the job.  Record high crime, unrelenting poverty, and flawed housing policies all add up to a city in crisis.  But who is best suited to address these issues, and what types of policies…