Baltimore

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

Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing

Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing

March 28, 2019

Nurse Vivian Obijekwu says she was fired from Johns Hopkins Hospital—while 8 months pregnant—for organizing fellow workers to fight discrimination. Local organizers held a concert to show solidarity and raise funds for her

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

March 27, 2019

Retired Police Commander Neill Franklin and harm reduction specialist Ricky Morris say city bans on menthol cigarettes could lead to further criminalization of communities of color

Homicide and Baltimore’s Black Butterfly - RAI with Eddie Conway (12/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Eddie Conway

March 26, 2019
Murders take place in Baltimore at a rate that compares with New York, thirteen times the size; Eddie Conway says deep poverty, unemployment, and brutal policing are contributing factors to the murder epidemic – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
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

Capitalism and Militarized Policing: A Perfect Match

Militarized Policing and Corruption: A Perfect Match

March 19, 2019

A recent string of police scandals reveals how heavy-handed policing and monetized misery work in tandem to exacerbate the country’s entrenched social ills

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

March 14, 2019

In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

March 14, 2019

Coal ash is contaminating water across the nation with toxic chemicals—and Maryland is home to to one of the most polluting sites, according to a new study

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies (UPDATED)

March 13, 2019

Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would strip Baltimore’s incinerator of millions of dollars in renewable energy subsidies

Parents, Civil Rights Groups Sue Maryland For Underfunding Public Schools

March 7, 2019

The State of Maryland is facing fresh allegations of failing to adequately fund majority black schools, according to a brief jointly filed by parents, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and NAACP Legal Defense fund on Thursday, March 7.