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Baltimore news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2017
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
June 20, 2016
6 Reasons Why Students Didn’t Graduate This Year—and What They’re Doing About It
The end of school is a cause for celebration. It’s also a reminder of discrimination and violence.
Axel Herrera Ramos
May 23, 2016
6 Ways Good Data Could Prevent Tragedies Like Freddie Gray’s Death
The old adage “we treasure what we measure” is the key to truly reforming law enforcement.
April 27, 2016
Why Donna Edwards Lost—and Why It Matters for the Future of the Democratic Party
Black women are the bedrock of the party, and yet Edwards’s loss is a sign that they still don’t have a place at the table.
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.
April 5, 2016
We’ve Had 1 Black Woman Senator in 227 Years. Donna Edwards Is Running to Change That.
The progressive congresswoman’s personal story and reputation as a fighter has her surging in Maryland.
March 23, 2016
Major League Baseball in Havana, 17 Years Ago
In 1999, the Baltimore Orioles played the Cuban National baseball team, helping lay the groundwork for this week’s remarkable events in Havana.
March 15, 2016
How Housing Vouchers Can Fight Residential Segregation
Vouchers shouldn’t merely keep people off the streets; they should help families move to neighborhoods with more opportunities.
March 11, 2016
How Wall Street Caused a Water Crisis in America’s Cities
Vulnerable residents are paying the price for dangerous financial deals.