The November issue of Urbanite Baltimore ran a gripping piece on the life and death of Freddie Gray, looking into who he was…and why he ran. Continue reading The Running Man — Freddie Gray’s harried life was too typical of young black men in Baltimore.
For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth
According to Jake Carlo of the City Paper: An incredible scene unfolded at [Baltimore’s] City Hall early this morning as 100 or more police, including a large number of high-ranking officers, swept City Hall to arrest and imprison 16 student protesters who had for a few hours occupied a city council meeting room. Continue reading Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested