Leadership Begins At The Bottom

By Ron Kipling Williams. -

Let’s be clear. A title does not make you a leader. Look at Capitol Hill. Leadership begins in your home. You are the executive, manager, administrator, foot soldier, all wrapped up in [...]

Shut Up, History

By Susie Day, Counterpunch. -

Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, “Yes, history records very few [...]

Defund The Police Movement Can Learn From Corrupt Gun Trace Task Force

By Jaisal Noor, Waging Nonviolence. -

“I Got A Monster” is a page turner that’s as hard to put down as it is disturbing. What’s more, it could not be more relevant to our times. Through extensive reporting, authors Baynard Woods and [...]

Opposition To ‘Pause’ On Johns Hopkins Private Police Force Grows

By Jacob Took, Baltimore Beat. -

Two weeks after Johns Hopkins University administrators announced what they called a two-year “pause” on a controversial plan to establish their own private police force, about 100 students, [...]

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Well, it’s amazing how quickly we can not only respond, but call for the prosecution of people who are rightly tearing down and removing lies, because that’s what it is when we erect statues and [...]

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Jaisal Noor: On June 12th, activists painted ‘defund police’ in front of Baltimore City Hall, head of a committee hearing on the Baltimore Police Departments proposed a $509 million [...]

Freddie Gray, Five Years Later

By Justine Barron, The Appeal. -

On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr. was arrested in the Gilmor Homes housing development in West Baltimore by three officers on bike patrol. Less than an hour later, a medic was called to [...]

Reclaiming A Neighborhood In West Baltimore

By Staff, Afsc.org -

Community farms and gardens play a vital role in building more just economies, improving community well-being, and addressing climate change. AFSC has a long history of supporting communities [...]

Black Alliance For Peace – Baltimore Demand End To Policing “Surge”

By Staff, Blackallianceforpeace.com -

JANUARY 7, 2020—Baltimore City is one of 7 cities, including Detroit, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis and Milwaukee, selected for the Trump Administration’s “Operation Relentless [...]

Black Alliance For Peace – Baltimore Demands End To Policing Surge

Baltimore, MD - At the end of October, during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago, President Trump announced, “In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will [...]

Baltimore Nonprofits Fail To Pay Their “Fair Share” Of City Services

By Mark Reutter, Baltimore Brew. -

Last night the City Council ripped off one of the biggest scabs on Baltimore’s body politic – the fact that large nonprofit institutions pay no property taxes. At an informational hearing, the [...]

Baltimore Protesters Give President Trump A Hostile Reception

By Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post Examiner. -

Baltimore, MD - Although the temperature hovered around the ninety-degree mark in the late afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019, it was even hotter in the section of Baltimore known as [...]

Trump And Black Misleadership Class: Collaborators In The Defense Of White Power

By Ajamu Baraka, Blackagendareport.com -

In a case that finally started to receive national attention over the last few weeks, Baltimore prosecutors finally achieved their desired goal after three attempts, a conviction of Keith Davis [...]

Something Trump-Bashed Baltimore Would Like To Ditch: ‘Kushnerville’ Homes

By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost. -

After a series of vicious attacks on their home by their own president, proud Baltimoreans are standing by their city. But there is something local they would likely be happy to ditch: decrepit [...]

Baltimore Teachers Unseat Incumbents, Who Demand A Do-Over

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

What happens when new leaders run for office and beat an eight-term incumbent? In the Baltimore Teachers Union, it seems, the incumbent tries for a second bite at the apple. A slate called “The [...]