The Fire This Time: The day of Freddie Gray's funeral ends in chaos
The Battle of Sandtown-Winchester: The police occupation of a West Baltimore neighborhood

The Battle of Sandtown-Winchester

The scene at the corner of Gilmor Street and Riggs Avenue on Saturday night is not a protest. It is an occupation. The...  more...

The Fight for Freddie Gray: Dispatches from last week's protests

The Fight for Freddie Gray

“All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray.” Freddie Gray died on Sunday, April 19, a week after...  more...

How drunk sports fans helped spark Saturday night's post-protest violence

How drunk sports fans helped spark Saturday night's violence

On Saturday night, following the violence that broke out near Camden Yards, a photo of me supposedly protecting a...  more...

Grieving for a Nation: Reflection, hope, and dismay at the funeral of Freddie Gray

Reflection, hope, and dismay at the funeral of Freddie Gray

Dick Gregory came to Freddie Gray’s funeral.  more...

Many organizers at the forefront of protests are women, despite men taking center stage

Many protest organizers are women, despite men taking center stage

The struggle to control the narrative of Saturday’s protests is part of a much longer...  more...

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'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' provide pointed lessons for today's revolutionaries

'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' provide pointed lessons for today's revolutionaries

Imagine if Kevin Moore, the man who recorded the arrest of Freddie Gray, didn’t have a smartphone. It’...

Khalik Allah's 'Field Niggas' gleans wisdom from the kind of people Bloomberg, SRB, and others don't think have any

Khalik Allah's 'Field Niggas' gleans wisdom from the kind of people Bloomberg, SRB, and others don't think have any

I have a soft spot in my heart for parts of New York City that remind me of Baltimore. These areas are usually...

MFF 2015: 'Unexpected'

MFF 2015: 'Unexpected'

Don’t be put off by the “The Blind Side”-like setup of this movie about a white woman mentoring...

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Rapper Kane Mayfield on Freddie Gray and the reality of police brutality

Rapper Kane Mayfield on Freddie Gray and the reality of police brutality

The death of Freddie Gray didn’t even shock me. It’s not good, but it doesn’t shock me. I’...

Helena Hicks talks about institutional neglect in Freddie Gray's neighborhood

Helena Hicks talks about institutional neglect in Freddie Gray's neighborhood

I grew up at 306 Presstman St., just across Pennsylvania Avenue, near Gilmor Homes in the Sandtown-Winchester...

What happened to Freddie Gray? Former cops and arrestees shed light on the question tearing Baltimore apart

What happened to Freddie Gray? Former cops and arrestees shed light on the question tearing Baltimore apart

Nobody knows just how Freddie Gray’s spinal cord ended up severed in the back of a police transport wagon on...

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