Politics

Art was key during the Anti-Apartheid movement

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Internationally renowned actor, screenwriter Malcolm Purkey. Photo by Jerice Boston Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff writer TOWSON – Art played a significant role in helping to dismantle the racist, inhumane system of apartheid in South Africa, internationally renowned actor, director [...]

Zeke Cohen strives to build a “more robust Democracy”

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

City Councilman Zeke Cohen represents Southeast Baltimore. Photo by Cohen staff By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer BALTIMORE – Zeke Cohen didn’t come to the hardscrabble streets of Charm City until he was ready for college but insists “I really grew up in Baltimore.” “My [...]

Candidate Profile: Ross wants to bring innovation to governor’s mansion

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Alec Ross, who entered the 2018 gubernatorial race in April, said he is seeking the Democratic nomination to face-off against popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan because he wants to stop the injustices he has witnessed in Baltimore over the past [...]

Speaker series launched with focus on North Korea

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Political Science Professor Joseph R. Clark. Photo by Taariq Adams By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer TOWSON, Md. – Political Science Professor Joseph R. Clark raised questions Tuesday about ways to end tensions with North Korea “without sacrificing too many lives.” Clark, whose [...]

Baltimore City Council discusses fund to help children

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Baltimore City Council President Bernard Young. Photo by Baltimore Sun By Alexander Muldrow Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Council listened intently Monday to a proposal to allow “the actual citizens of Baltimore” to decide how to distribute $12 million among community [...]

Activist Helen Zia calls on “community” to fight social injustice

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Helen Zia calls for action against social injustices. Photo by AAPI By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Activist and award-winning journalist Helen Zia inspired an audience at Towson University this week to take action for social justice. Zia, a New Jersey native who grew up as a [...]

Title IX revisions: A step forward or a step back?

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosPhoto by US Ed Dept Students at some Baltimore area universities are questioning whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on the right track as she proposes changes to campus sexual assault rules that may [...]

City Council addresses children’s health and safety

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kristin Helf Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke The Baltimore City Council meeting Monday was largely focused on issues of children’s health and safety, reflected in two resolutions—one against the cutback of crossing guard hours and one in support of improved [...]

Baltimore marches in unity for International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katie Keogh and Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon to march in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in honor of International Women’s Day. Demonstrators walked over four miles from the People’s Park to [...]

Baltimore City Council requests control over Baltimore PD

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Watta Camara Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilman Brandon Scott The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday that calls on the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation that would allow the city to have more power over the Baltimore Police Department. [...]
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