Will We Stand Up For Black Trans Lives Too?

By Eddie Conway, The Real News. -

Last summer, during what some have called the largest social justice uprising in United States history, the lives of Black trans people were ignored. While many rightly raged against the murders [...]

Baltimore Is Democratizing The Economy, One Pint At A Time

By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City. -

On your first day working at Taharka Brothers, a majority-Black-owned ice cream maker in Baltimore, you can join the flavor committee and help create flavors like the limited holiday edition [...]

Understanding The Politics Of Urban Apartheid In The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Baltimore Maryland is a majority-black but hyper-segregated city. Following the uprising in Baltimore in 2015 in response to the police murder of Freddie Gray, Dr. Lawrence Brown, a public health [...]

Teachers Union Urges Parents To Boycott School Reopening

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

When Baltimore City Schools announced last week that 25 schools will reopen next month to increase in-person instruction for high need students, officials promised it could be done safely and [...]

Baltimore Teachers Demand ‘Masks, Tests And Plexiglass!’

By Struggle La Lucha. -

On Sept. 30, the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) held a protest and die-in in front of the Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters in Baltimore City. Diana Desierto, BTU member and speech [...]

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 [...]