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2015 Baltimore Protests
2015 Baltimore Protests news and analysis from The Nation
July 11, 2017
Student Journalists Are Our Future—We Should Start Treating Them Like It
They’re the next generation, and they’ve been picking up the slack of gutted local newsrooms and indifferent national outlets.
November 11, 2016
The Radical Ghost We Need to Fight Fascism
Clark Fitzgerald fought fascism before Trump won, and died one day before his election—but he’s with us still.
April 11, 2016
Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?
Baltimore’s new housing plan could provide a form of neighborhood uplift that benefits communities, not developers.
January 29, 2016
Anna Deavere Smith: Report From Baltimore
Dramatizing the school-to-prison pipeline—and organizing theater audiences in the process.
December 14, 2015
Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year
It's time to put Baltimore’s broken rent courts on trial.
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August 10, 2015
One Year After the Ferguson Protests, Just a Few Reforms Have Succeeded
Did the protests in the wake of Michael Brown’s death spark change in this community? Some see more progress than others.
July 28, 2015
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
July 22, 2015
Bernie Sanders Blew a Huge Opportunity at Netroots Nation
He still has a chance to convince voters of color that he cares deeply about racial justice—but time is running out.
May 7, 2015
Jesse Jackson: Make Baltimore a Model for Urban Reconstruction
In Baltimore, “effort and excellent is trumped by inheritance and access,” Jackson says.
May 6, 2015
Stop the War on Baltimore
Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.