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Posted inPress Releases


Brandon Soderberg has announced he is stepping down from his position as Director of Operations for Baltimore Beat, a Black-led, Black-run nonprofit news outlet. Over the past two years, Brandon helped establish Baltimore Beat as a nonprofit newspaper by raising its initial $1 million from the Lillian Holofcener Charitable Foundation. Brandon was pivotal in helping […]

Posted inBaltimore Courtwatch

Criminalizing Survival

No one should be punished for defending themselves against domestic violence. This story also appeared in Baltimore Courtwatch And yet, across the United States, it is the horrific practice of prosecutors to criminalize survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence for self-defense. According to the Defend Survivors Now campaign by abolitionist organization Survived and Punished, […]

Posted inNews

Capacity Crisis

Maryland, a “safe state” for abortion, will ramp up its resources in a post-Roe v. Wade landscape. After the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion providers and funders in “safe states” like Maryland, where abortion care is comprehensive and protected by state law, anticipate their own set of challenges.

Posted inCalendar

Baltimore Government and Community Events 8/24/22-9/7/22

Wednesday, Aug. 24 Workforce Wednesday Career Clinics: Drop-in assistance for jobseekers. 2-4 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Police Accountability Board Information Session: Activist Kelly Davis holds a Zoom session to discuss the Police Accountability Board, the application process, and more. 5:30-7:30, virtual.  Community Listening Sessions: Listening sessions to address the […]

Posted inArt & Culture

The Melancholy Boogie  

At the beginning of director Shirley Clarke’s 1985 documentary Ornette: Made in America, free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman returns to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, to receive a key to the city. The film rolls out in nonlinear fragments revolving around Coleman’s performance at the Fort Worth Convention Center, where he performed his 1972 […]