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Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

December 6, 2018

Councilman Zeke Cohen submitted a resolution to advance the BMORE Invested Fund to expand Baltimore’s Youthworks program to year-round employment, honoring DaVonte Friedman

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

December 5, 2018

Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

Bans On Crude Oil Terminals And Styrofoam Advance in Baltimore

February 27, 2018

Critics of both environmental bills fear the affects on business in Baltimore, but advocates say both bills will help usher in a sustainable future for the city

Should Baltimore Adopt Mandatory Sentences For Illegal Guns?

July 24, 2017

On this episode of The Real Baltimore, Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle’s Dayvon Love and advocate Kim Trueheart explain their opposition to a mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession

A Socialist Alternative on the Left Emerges in Minneapolis City Council Race

June 16, 2017

A Democratic Party resistant to enacting a $15 minimum wage inspires socialist activist to run for City Council

Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage

March 21, 2017

After the measure was passed 11-3 – one vote shy of a veto proof majority – Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto

Business Lobby Fails to Sway City Council As $15 Min. Wage Measure Advances

March 2, 2017

With mounting evidence raising the minimum wage does not hurt business or employment, Baltimore is getting closer to a $15 minimum wage by 2022

Reality Asserts Itself - Andy Shallal

March 28, 2014
Mr. Shallal says at the local level is where you can make a change. It’s very hard to expect change on the national level.


March 6, 2014
Phyllis Bennis: The failure of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group to force congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran representing a significant decline in its influence