Legislative bodies are no different. The Maryland Legislative Black Caucus was founded in 1970 as a way to establish a power base to represent the interests of Black people in MD.
On May 7th, 2020 Governor Hogan announced that he was going to veto numerous criminal justice reform and progressive public safety legislation. This includes legislation to expunge criminal records from a unit of charges, removing possession of marijuana from case search, and funding for community based anti-violence programs.
Five years after the Baltimore Uprising there will be a lot of reflections on the progress that has been made in Baltimore is since the events of 2015. A recent article written by Jean Marbella in the Baltimore Sun is an example of the way that insidious notions of Black inferiority and white supremacy are reproduced in the way Baltimore is represented in mainstream media.
By offering individuals convicted of felonies the right to vote upon release, the Maryland Second Chance Act, and The Justice Reinvestment Act are examples of pieces of legislation that only make sense as remedies for harm that has been done.
Tough on crime strategies like those proposed for Baltimore don’t work in corrupt police departments (Commentary)
Gov. Larry Hogan has criticized the legislature in general, and Senate Judicial Proccedings’ Chair Will Smith in particular, for his unwillingness to consider any of Mr. Hogan’s crime proposals, which
In 2014 – I voted Republican for the first time in my life… I did so to disrupt Maryland’s racist Democratic political machine. For the same reason, four years later,
In 2014, Maryland elected a Republican Governor for the second time in 50 years. In Baltimore, it has been Democrats that pushed forward for Zero-tolerance Policing, who have given tax
Healing session with Phyllis Hubbard at the 2017 Rumble Young Man Rumble Conference Recently I attended the Rumble Young Man Rumble Conference (RYMR), sponsored by the Campaign for Black Male