Freddie Gray

Baltimore photographer says pictures can change the news narrative

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Billy Owens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Photographer Devin Allen spoke to Towson University students on Thursday. Photo by Billy Owens. Only three amateur photographers have ever had their photos used on the cover of Time magazine. One of them, Devin Allen, gave a guest lecture to about 50 [...]

City workers could get wage increase to $15 an hour

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Kellum Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer UPDATED VERSION (April 21, 2016) — The Baltimore City Council is considering an ordinance that would increase the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who is one of the bill’s sponsors, said the [...]

Baltimore police were unprepared for civil unrest, Davis says

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alexander M.E. Kellum Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday that the department was unprepared for the civil unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray last April and has since changed its tactics to work more closely with local [...]

Workshop explores aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

November 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ana Hall-DeFoor Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore residents who participated in a free workshop Nov. 7 that examined the death of Freddie Gray and media coverage of the protests that followed said they felt inspired by the program and hope to get more involved in their community. “You [...]

15 years later, Baltimore artist’s music tackles current social issues

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Josephine Hill Baltimore musician Jahiti of the rap group Brown FISH took to the stage of Busboys and Poets in Washington last December surrounded by images of social justice leaders. At one point during the concert, Jahiti joined the audience and intensely strummed his guitar as he chanted his [...]