• Baltimore to Pay 200 Young Parents $1,000 a Month as Part of Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

    By Bennett Leckrone Baltimore is set to give 200 young parents a cash payment of $1,000 per month over two years as part of a guaranteed income pilot program, Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) announced Wednesday. The Baltimore Young Families Success Fund program was designed over the past year by a steering committee led by [...]
  • Opinion: It’s Time to Expand Concept, Scope of Police Reform

    By Gabriela Sevilla and Christopher Dews Maryland’s legislature will convene again in January; though anything but a typical year, bills will be introduced to reform the criminal justice system. Many bills, as currently drafted, focus on the important issue of police reform – which has received much deserved attention in recent months. But a critical [...]
  • Opinion: Maryland Blocks Its Most Marginalized Citizens From Voting

    By Nicole Hanson Since its emergence earlier this year, COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, and the 2020 elections are no exception. Maryland’s primary elections were postponed from April 28 to June 2 and an entire election was conducted almost solely via mail-in ballots in an effort to reduce human contact and the further spread of [...]
  • Commission to Decriminalize Md. Seeks ‘Serious Transformation’ of Justice System

    By Hannah Gaskill After completing their first six months of work, advocates from the People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland on Wednesday announced their intention to combat state and local laws that target marginalized populations. Their eyes are locked on generating policy that’s inclusive for every stakeholder in the criminal justice system. “Everyone who is a [...]
  • What’s at Stake in the Special Election: ‘We’re Going to Learn a Lot’

    By Josh Kurtz Officially, the special congressional election in Maryland’s 7th District Tuesday pits former Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D) against conservative commentator Kimberly Klacik (R) for the right to finish the term of the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D). But with the outcome likely a foregone conclusion in a heavily black and historically Democratic [...]