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

One Baltimore #39, Dante Swinton, Part Two

3/2/20 “I think my life is pretty boring if I’m not helping people.” – Dante C. Swinton Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with mayoral candidate Dante Swinton (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/24/one-baltimore-38-dante-swinton-part-1/), in which we talked about the city’s shitty air quality, his work to improve it, and how transitioning to a zero waste … Continue reading One Baltimore #39, Dante Swinton, Part Two

One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part One

2/24/20 It’s a crowded Mayoral race this year, with seven Republicans and twenty-four Democrats set to appear on their respective ballots on April 28th. You can hear from many of them tonight at the Baltimore Blue + Green + Just Candidates’ Forum on Environment & Equity (https://www.facebook.com/events/804569423328993/). It should be an opportunity for Dante C. … Continue reading One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part One

One Baltimore #35, Jill P. Carter & The 7th

**SPECIAL EARLY EDITION** 1/30/20 In five days, on Tuesday, 2/4, voters in Maryland’s 7th District -- covering portions of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County (to see if that includes you: http://mdelect.net) -- will choose a new representative to send to Congress in place of the late Elijah Cummings. Well, technically this is only … Continue reading One Baltimore #35, Jill P. Carter & The 7th

One Baltimore #34, The Raid, Part 4

1/27/20 Up until now, no matter how much material I’ve had on a given topic, I’ve worked hard to trim it down to one or two columns. Not this time. There’s just too much story here, and each new layer has needed the previous ones in order to properly unfold. In part one (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/01/06/one-baltimore-31-the-raid-part-1/), my … Continue reading One Baltimore #34, The Raid, Part 4

One Baltimore #32, The Raid, Part 2

1/13/20 This week, the second installment of my interview with a woman whose home was raided by the Baltimore Police Department after she tried to report a dealer on her block who they seemed determined not to touch. Her story is anonymous because she was placed under a gag order as a condition of settling … Continue reading One Baltimore #32, The Raid, Part 2

One Baltimore #25, Kirwan

11/25/19 In the last two columns, we’ve seen Baltimore City’s schools through the eyes of local teachers, and it’s no pretty picture. What would it take to reshape such a struggling system into something great? Just five little things, according to a man named Kirwan and his pals. Ok, five huge things made up of … Continue reading One Baltimore #25, Kirwan

One Baltimore #24, The Toll

11/18/19 Last column, (https://one-baltimore.org/2019/10/28/one-baltimore-23-the-best-the-hardest/), Baltimore City teachers shared the best things (unanimously: the kids!) and the hardest things (inflexible administrators, deteriorating buildings, overwhelming workloads, traumatized students, workplace bullies) about the job. This week, we’re going to look at how all of it impacts the well-being of our educators, and what we can do about it. … Continue reading One Baltimore #24, The Toll