Baltimore

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…

A closeup image of the ankle monitors being worn by five people

Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

September 25, 2019

Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say that it’s an alternative form of incarceration as they see an increasing number of people held without bond.

Black Leftists Challenge #Blexit And Political Misleadership In Baltimore

Black Leftists Challenge #Blexit And Political Misleadership In Baltimore

September 23, 2019

Candace Owens of the right-wing org Turning Point USA recently held the group’s #Blexit conference in Baltimore. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Brandon Walker of Ujima People’s Progress Party about their protest of the event, and the political realities that Black voters really face.

UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City

September 12, 2019

Demonstrators say they’ll highlight the Trump administration’s harmful policies that target the environment, immigrants, and more.