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

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 #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