“Voices of Baltimore” documentary premiers at Towson

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Kacie Haines and Kayla Calhoun Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Towson University and its College of Education premiered the documentary “The Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation” at Towson’s Stephens Hall Theater Friday night. The documentary was produced by author Franklin [...]

‘I will not be silent’: Marchers rally for racial justice

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Amy Phillips and Elaina Moradi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers WASHINGTON – An estimated 10,000 people gathered on Capitol Hill this Saturday to fight for their rights in what organizers billed as the March for Racial Justice. “I’m marching for America in general, for my race, and other [...]

Councilman Scott says America’s core values are under assault

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Council member Brandon Scott spoke about racism and other issues during a speech at CCBC Wednesday. Photo by Brandan Rogowski. Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott told an audience at CCBC Wednesday that Americans must fight for the rights of [...]

Panel debates the meaning of Black in America

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J.K. Schmid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer As 400 years of black repression and black resistance were recounted during a recent panel discussion at Towson University, Akosua Bamfo had to leave the room as she wiped away tears. “It’s so hurtful, I don’t know where to go” the 24-year-old [...]

Racism’s only place is in the past, acclaimed educator says

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer In a stirring, three-and-a-half-hour event at Towson University Wednesday evening, acclaimed diversity educator and social activist Jane Elliot issued a warning against racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and ethnocentrism in our daily lives. [...]

Towson president agrees to demands after student protests

November 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Cody Boteler Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer After more than eight hours of negotiation with a group of African American students, Towson University Interim President Timothy Chandler signed a document early Thursday morning in which he promised to resign if he did not meet certain demands of [...]

Fighting racial injustice — one hashtag at a time

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Michael Bell Jordan Johnson, middle, addresses a crowd at a protest in Baltimore.The photo was taken by Goucher College student Ester Grossman Sean Bell. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Mike Brown. Ezeli Ford. Oscar Grant. John Crawford III. Freddie Gray. These are all names that once [...]