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 #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

UPDATE: Regaining Control

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why Baltimore City's police force was taken over by the state in 1860 (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/11/one-baltimore-36-losing-control/) and how and why advocates are fighting to get it back (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/17/one-baltimore-37-regaining-control/). Well, on Monday, Senator Carter DID submit a bill for local control to the state legislature, SB 1057 (mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb1057?ys=2020RS)! However, because … Continue reading UPDATE: Regaining Control