Baltimore

As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise

As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise

July 16, 2019

Not only has maternal and infant health mortality rates increased in the U.S. but these rates are double for black women compared to their white counterparts–no matter what their education or income level. Community Doulas and midwives think they have part of the solution

After 31 Years on the Job at $12 an Hour, Airport Workers Prepare to Strike

After 31 Years on the Job at $12 an Hour, Airport Workers Prepare to Strike

July 12, 2019

11,000 low wage workers across the country may strike for better pay and working conditions, if released by federal mediators

Grassroots Activist Diamonte Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election

Grassroots Activist Diamonté Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election

July 11, 2019

An internal report obtained by The Real News found that educator activist Diamonte Brown was rightfully elected as the president of the Baltimore Teachers Union

Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren't Done

Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren’t Done

July 8, 2019

To understand how policing affects the psyche of a community, we explore the story of black business owner in Baltimore who was raided so many times he filed a lawsuit, and won

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House 

July 5, 2019

The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street

As City Water Bills Increase by 10%, Advocates Demand Affordability Measures

As City Water Bills Increase by 10%, Advocates Demand Affordability Measures

July 1, 2019

Advocates say the rate hike will make water unaffordable for 40% of the city unless new affordability legislation is approved

Hundreds Protest Immigration Raids Ahead of Democratic Debate

Hundreds Protest Immigration Raids Ahead of Democratic Debate

June 28, 2019

In Baltimore hundreds rallied against threatened immigration raids by the Trump administration, and called on Democratic candidates to take a humane approach to the immigrants fleeing violence and instability in their home countries

Advocates Rally To Help Baltimore Public Housing Residents Left Without Water for A Week

Advocates Rally To Help Baltimore Public Housing Residents Left Without Water for A Week

June 26, 2019

The community says they have been treated like second class citizens compared to residents of wealthier neighborhoods

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Real Talk Tho: The Bay Area Reduced Murders, Can Baltimore?

June 26, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is fighting gun violence and winning. Why did gun deaths drop in the Bay Area, and are there lessons for Baltimore? Tougher gun laws, criminal justice reform, and well-funded violence reduction programs are being credited with a significant drop in shootings in the Bay Area. Could it work in Baltimore?…

How a Baltimore Billionaire Won a Tax Cut Trump Said Would Help the Poor

How a Baltimore Billionaire Won a Tax Cut Trump Said Would Help the Poor

June 24, 2019

ProPublica’s Jeff Ernsthausen explains how a poorly-designed map boosted billionaire Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s development company