Black Panther leader’s tireless activism endured despite decades of incarceration
Solutions should account for needs, histories of Baltimore communities
The issues on the ballot affecting Black people you need to pay attention to.
Black people in Maryland, as is the case around the U.S., are a captured electorate of the Democratic Party. The core of the party, which is dominated by an overwhelmingly white donor class (made up of white corporate and political elites and a multiracial gatekeeper class), has benefited more from Black people’s consistent patronage than Black people have benefited from Democratic Party representation.
Community oversight of law enforcement is a demand that emanated from the Black Freedom Movement of the 1960s. It is a demand that recognizes that the most effective way to deter the dehumanization of Black people is to have the ability to levy consequences against those who do harm to our community.
The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) is looking to pass legislation in 2022 to legalize cannabis.