In a day when schools, recreation centers, and pools are dancing on the edge of closure because of alleged state and municipal funding restrictions, it’s time for Governor Martin O’Malley to work with us to move Maryland forward not back!
The election of the first black US president offered hope to millions of African Americans across the country. But have four years of an Obama presidency seen positive change for black communities in the US' inner cities? Fault Lines' Sebastian Walker spends time with those on the front lines of the failed drug war to understand some fundamental dynamics of race, poverty, incarceration and economic truths in the US in an election year.
It has been my joy for the past 4 years to pastor Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD. It was a church that was already involved in the community before I arrived and since my coming, we've purposed to just be more of who we've always been
According to Minister Cortly "CD" Witherspoon, "Curran, Spector, Middleton, Cole, and Scott consistently voted against our kids throughout the process." Witherspoon, who has been following this process closely, added, "We had to organize a telephone campaign earlier in the week to force Welch to report to City Hall to vote for parts of the amendments. Mosby announced prior to the vote that he was voting no because he cut a deal with the Mayor."
Join the Eddie Conway Freedom School as Pastor Heber Brown leads a discussion on just this.. calling out the politicians, corporations and individuals that benefit directly from locking our children up.
This video features remarks by Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young in front of City Hall, Rev. Cortly C.D. Witherspoon, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaking to the crowd from a balcony on the outside of City Hall and Jamye Wooten of KineticsLive.com
Ms. Turral started an organization called Hand in Hand Baltimore, which helps to connect charged juveniles with caring mentors (most of whom are graduate psychology based students) who are willing to help provide them with counseling, individual and group therapy, mentoring, academic enrichment, and case management.