Marilyn Mosby came back with the charges in short order. It had been a week since Timothy Reynolds, a 48-year-old white man, was shot and killed after confronting a group of squeegee kids while wielding a bat. And, within a few hours of his arrest, the 15-year-old Black boy accused of gunning down Reynolds was […]
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 […]
Since 2014, when cannabis possession of 10 grams or less was decriminalized across the state, Baltimore City has become a fascinating experiment in patchwork drug policy. Attempts to make cannabis legal in Maryland have failed for many years, resulting in more stopgap interventions, leading to an especially confusing situation for those who use or sell […]
The directorial debut from stunt coordinator J.J. Perry, Day Shift follows Foxx as Bud Jablonski, a man whose pool cleaning service is a front for his real work as a freelance killer of the undead. Rather than some tortured blood oath sworn in service to an arcane order of hunters, however, Jablonski is pretty blue […]
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, […]
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.
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Wednesday, Aug. 24 The Poetry Party Live Open Mic: An open mic night event hosted by Kish The Lioness, poets, singers, rappers, comedians, instrumentalists, or artists of any kind can sign up to perform. 7-11 p.m., The Garage, 6 E Lafayette St. ($10) Thursday, Aug. 25 Open Mic Poetry: Poetry open mic event hosted by […]
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 […]
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 […]