One Baltimore #44: ICE, ICE, Oy Vey

7/21/20 Welcome back, y’all. Apologies for the silence; as I suspected, things have remained too hectic for regular long-form writing. But events this week are too momentous to ignore. I’ve got a few big points on my mind, so let’s jump right in. Last week, as protests in Portland over police misconduct began to die … Continue reading One Baltimore #44: ICE, ICE, Oy Vey

One Baltimore #43: The Protests of May 30th

6/1/20 The primary election is tomorrow!! I wrote about it in last week’s column (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/05/25/one-baltimore-42-elections-in-the-time-of-covid-19/), but I want to expand a little on something I mentioned -- I urge you not to vote for Nick Mosby for City Council President. I could talk about a couple different reasons why, but the biggest by far is … Continue reading One Baltimore #43: The Protests of May 30th

National Day of Protest: May 30th, 2020

Credit: Peoples Power Assembly. Event will be held in the parking lot across from 2011 N. Charles Street. Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/derek-chauvin-criminal-complaint-trnd/index.html As Tawanda Jones has pointed out, the words above are the SAME lies that the Baltimore Medical Examiner's office said about her brother Tyrone West when he was murdered by the Baltimore Police Department in … Continue reading National Day of Protest: May 30th, 2020

One Baltimore #42, Elections in the Time of COVID-19

5/25/20 Sorry about the ten-week hiatus just now. Can you believe it’s almost June? There’s been a lot I’ve wanted to say, but I just haven’t been able, for a lot of reasons. Long story short, my day job morphed and fused with my activist life in a way that’s been uncomfortable (getting better) but … Continue reading One Baltimore #42, Elections in the Time of COVID-19

PSA: COVID-19 TESTING AT PIMLICO, or, A Tale of Two Tests

UPDATE: It was a miscommunication, and our friend has not actually tested positive!! She is still awaiting results. So, Opal was not in fact (to our knowledge) exposed, and I guess we scammed a free test off the government by accident? I'm not mad. Tl;dr: Call 410-601-2222 to find out if you're eligible for testing … Continue reading PSA: COVID-19 TESTING AT PIMLICO, or, A Tale of Two Tests

One Baltimore #41, Rikki Vaughn, Part One

3/16/20 COVID-19 or no (and there are some virus-related resources at the end of the column), the Mayor’s race continues, and the outcome will define our city for years to come, maybe decades. Last week, I sat down with Democratic candidate Rikki Vaughn to discuss his run. I first met Rikki at West Wednesday, Tawanda … Continue reading One Baltimore #41, Rikki Vaughn, Part One