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Goucher College president threatens sanctions on students participating in pro-Palestine encampment

This story originally appeared in Baltimore Beat on May 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. This story has been updated. At least nine Goucher College students involved in a pro-Palestine encampment on the campus received emails on May 14 placing them on probation and threatening their suspension if they did not agree to […]

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South Baltimore residents on the toxic reality of living in a ‘sacrifice zone’

“South Baltimore is a sacrifice zone,” Michael Middleton and Dr. Sacoby Wilson wrote in a guest commentary published in Maryland Matters this February. “The six communities that make up South Baltimore—Cherry Hill, Westport, Mt. Winans, Lakeland, Brooklyn, and Curtis Bay—rank in the top 3% of the state for environmental burden using a Maryland Department of […]

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An ethics expert says Sinclair Broadcasting should disclose its business conflicts with Baltimore. I was part of the problem.

Nightly, the local Fox affiliate churns out stories on teen carjackings, students who can’t read, and smashed car windows outside police headquarters, all fodder for an ongoing series with titles like “City in Crisis,” and “Project Baltimore.” The reporting demands transparency from a government often portrayed as hesitant to oblige. It has also been showered […]

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Occupation at Johns Hopkins University aims to protest on behalf of Palestinians

This story originally appeared in Baltimore Beat on Apr. 30, 2024. It is shared here with permission. Baltimore Beat is working to confirm reports that Johns Hopkins University officials threatened to call the Baltimore City Police Department on students who remained at a protest encampment in support of the people of Palestine overnight.  Organizers launched […]

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A cop pulls a gun on an unarmed teen. 7 years later, justice at last

When Erica Hamlett’s 16-year-old son Jawone Nicholson called her from a Howard County cul de sac while waiting for a bus, she assumed it was a routine check-in to let her know he was en route to an after-school program. Instead, he told her a man he didn’t know had pulled out a gun and […]

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‘Seguiremos trabajando por nuestro comunidad’: La comunidad Latina en Baltimore responde a la crisis del Puente de Francis Scott Key

Cuando el icónico puente de Francis Scott Key en Baltimore colapsó alrededor de las 1:30 am del martes, 26 de marzo, ocho hombres que se encontraban trabajando en el puente en ese momento fueron arrojados a las frías aguas del río Patapsco. Dos de esos hombres fueron recuperados con vida, los otros seis no. Así […]

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Everything we know about the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

One week has gone by since a massive container ship struck a critical support column of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, sending the structure and a group of construction workers who were fixing potholes on the bridge into the water of the Patapsco River. Of the 8 men who were working on the […]

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‘As long as God gives us strength, we are going to keep working for our community’: Baltimore’s Latino/Latine community responds to Key Bridge crisis

When the iconic Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed around 1:30am on Tuesday, March 26, eight men who were working on the bridge at the time were plunged into the cold waters of the Patapsco River. Two of those men were recovered alive, six were not. As TRNN previously reported, all existing evidence points […]

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The Key Bridge disaster was caused by the oppression of workers

24 hours after Max returned to Baltimore from East Palestine, Ohio, the shipping vessel Dali slammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, collapsing it into the Patapsco River. The catastrophic collision and collapse of the bridge claimed the lives of six immigrant, non-union construction workers who were working the night shift at the time, filling […]

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Property developers are exacerbating the housing crisis

Years of meticulous investigation by The Real News reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis have shown how the city of Baltimore siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds to corporate developers over a period of decades. With their findings now available in a full documentary, Taya and Stephen’s investigative reporting has also spawned calls for an investigation from […]