Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws

By Alec MacGillis, ProPublica. -

It’s been six years since Dionne Mont first saw her apartment at Fontana Village, a rental housing complex just east of Baltimore. She was aghast that day to find the front door coming off its [...]

Maryland To Review Cases Of Medical Examiner Who Testified In George Floyd Case

By Alexandra Kashirina, Sputnik News. -

During the trial of Derek Chauvin, one key issue was a dispute over the cause of George Floyd’s death. While the prosecution was pointing out that Floyd had suffocated because of neck restraint [...]

Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State

By Eddie Conway, The Real News. -

Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America’s mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political discourse. In the past few years, however, more people [...]

Building Black Working Class Power In Maryland

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The state of Maryland and Baltimore City in particular have been dominated by Democratic Party politics for decades, yet many residents struggle under a repressive police force, a lack of [...]

Could Baltimore’s Climate Change Suit Become A Supreme Court Test Case?

By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News. -

What began as a narrow jurisdictional question to be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a climate change lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore could take on far greater implications [...]

Bad News For Chesapeake Bay Seafood Lovers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Testing done in October 2020 showed rockfish containing 23,100 parts per trillion (ppt) of a variety of per-and-poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) , crabs containing 6,650 ppt, and oysters having [...]

Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies

By Hannah Gaskill, Maryland Matters. -

A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state’s prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. The report, released [...]

Why Marylanders Must Test The Water Near Military Bases

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Last month, independent testing of oysters in the St. Mary’s River and St. Inigoes Creek was performed on behalf of the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association and financially supported by Public [...]

Stop The Desecration: Flowers For Moses Protest This Friday

By Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

A self storage facility is being built on the grounds of what is believed to have been an African cemetery where first there were slave death camps and industrial slave breeding operations and [...]

People Are Protesting The Desecration Of A Historic Black Cemetery

By Kristina Gaddy, Washington City Paper. -

This summer, on an industrial and commercial section of River Road near the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, you can regularly find area musician Brian Farrow in the roadway playing “Potter’s [...]

Self-Storage Removes Evidence From Cemetery And Denies Archeologist Access

By the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

Bethesda, MD -- Over 100 dump trucks removed hundreds of cubic feet of soil containing evidence of burials in Moses Cemetery from the disputed site along River Road. Photographs were taken of [...]

400,000 Marylanders Face Eviction As COVID-19 Spikes

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

After weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, Maryland is experiencing rising hospitalization and positivity rates, especially among those 35 years of age and under. The number of COVID-positive [...]

Another Police Killing During COVID-19

By Jamal Rich, People's World. -

Silver Spring, MD - On May 7, 2020, a 30-year old Black man was killed by police in the White Oak suburb of Silver Spring, Md., outside his home. His name was Finan Berhe, a member of the local [...]

How An African Cemetery Under A Parking Lot Galvanized A Community To Fight White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States still has a long way to go to come to terms with its history of being founded on genocide and slavery. In recent years, we have heard about efforts to take down monuments to [...]

Student Climate Activists Confront Board Of Education

By Maryam Shahzad, My MC Media. -

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students gathered with signs outside the east [...]