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Posted inBaltimore Courtwatch

The Theater of Care

In a bail hearing held on January 18, Judge Christopher Panos called the decision to hold a defendant without providing medical care “cruel and unusual pretrial punishment.”   This story also appeared in Baltimore Courtwatch Despite this, he postponed the matter. His decision to postpone meant the person remained in jail without their needed medication or […]

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Around Baltimore: local control, renter protections, and a public safety dashboard

Local Control Delays Last November, voters approved a charter amendment that granted city leaders control over the Baltimore City Police Department. The amendment went into effect in January. Prior to that, Baltimore was the only Maryland jurisdiction still under state control.  But the November vote didn’t end the fight over control of the department. As […]

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Letter from the editor – Issue 14

In this issue, Arts and Culture Editor Teri Henderson meditates on the works of several homegrown artists, including West Baltimore’s own Ernest Shaw Jr. Those more inclined to follow politics than art might recognize Shaw as the artist of a new portrait of famed civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, now on display in the Maryland […]

Posted inArt & Culture


Homecoming: Paintings and Drawings by Ernest Shaw, Jr. is the artist’s first solo exhibition at his alma mater. It is on view at Morgan State University’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art through March 10. The show consists of large-scale drawings and paintings and is curated with the intention of  allowing visitors to fully immerse […]

Posted inPoetry/Fiction

The Writer’s Zone

It’s crazy how, when reading their piece,writers can get in the zone:they’re on a tear, throwing – nah, flowing –word after word, hitting the listener’s mind likea playful friend, or an angry enemy. Tone making the difference between a happybrain and a happily hurt one. It’s like – thesatisfying turn of events smacking your brainin […]

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Pregnant with Possibility: activists, workers, and others discuss how recreational cannabis will impact communities of color

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King III, Maryland State Senator Cory McCray, cannabis industry insiders, and other weed-interested folks gathered at Coppin University February 28 to discuss what weed legalization means for people of color.  “This is a ground-floor opportunity,” King told the small crowd in James Weldon Johnson Auditorium. “Several states have gotten the […]