• Preventing overdose, saving lives

    -Open Society Institute- Baltimore is a longtime member and supporter of the BRIDGES Coalition- Opioid overdoses take thousands of lives. And now Xylazine, a tranquilizer meant for large animals, has been discovered as a cutting agent, through a rapid analysis program led by Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center. A whopping 80 percent of drugs tested [...]
  • Advocates show Baltimore what a drug ‘overdose prevention site’ looks like

    -OSI-Baltimore is a longtime member and supporter of the BRIDGES Coalition- By Meredith Cohn With drug overdose deaths continuing to rise, a league of advocates and providers have been pushing for safe, supervised places for people to use the drugs out of the public’s way. The places, called overdose prevention sites, provide clean needles and [...]
  • Baltimore social justice organization commits $250,000 towards abortion access

    -Open Society Institute- Baltimore is working diligently to make sure that families have safe abortion access.- By Tinashe Chingarande, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore social justice organization has committed $250,000 to protect access to abortion and ensure bodily autonomy in Maryland. This was followed by a Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, [...]
  • City, organizations fund effort to make Baltimore safe place for abortions, family planning services

    By Lisa Robinson — Baltimore City officials, joined by various community organizations and service providers, announced funding opportunities for abortion and family planning service providers... In addition to money from the city, Open Society Institute-Baltimore is allocating $250,000. "I'm also using this opportunity to invite my colleagues from other foundations to add funding to this [...]
  • Baltimore City to contribute $300K to abortion providers as state prepares for influx of patients

    -Open Society Institute- Baltimore is working diligently to make sure that families have safe abortion access.- By Matt Hooke In the wake of the ruling, local groups like Baltimore Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood have received an influx of support, while several health care providers that operate in Maryland have affirmed their commitment to providing [...]
  • Money pours into Maryland groups and others assisting with abortions since Roe ruling

    By Meredith Cohn The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent has prompted donations large and small to aid those in Maryland and from out of state seeking abortions... Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott pledged $300,000 to help that cause immediately after the ruling was issued last week, with the money going [...]
  • A Tour of Baltimore’s American Indian “Reservation”

    —This story is written by 2008 OSI Community Fellow Ashley Minner. She is part of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and is a visual artist and assistant curator for History and Culture at the National Museum of the American Indian.— By Ashley Minner Just about 40 miles north of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of [...]
  • Author David Miller returns to Africa to develop a new curriculum for students

    —This article highlights David Miller who is a 1999 OSI Community Fellow— By David Lance, AFRO MDDC Intern Author David Miller knows a thing or two about reaching back into your past to inform the future. Right now he is once again back in Ghana, Africa- but this time, he’ll be coming back with something [...]
  • After court battle, Marilyn Mosby releases list of 305 Baltimore police officers with credibility issues

    — Note:  Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT) is a grantee of OSI Baltimore. — By Lee O. Sanderlin and Jessica Anderson A Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office list of more than 300 Baltimore police officers with credibility issues, many of whom continue to be called to testify in court, has been made public for the first time after [...]
  • A Catalyst for Change

    —Catalina Rodriguez-Lima is a member of the OSI Baltimore Advisory Board.— When Catalina Rodriguez Lima ’06 saw the need for an office of immigrant affairs in Baltimore, she did what she’s done her whole life: She acted. By Mike Unger Catalina Rodriguez Lima is sitting in Teavolve in Fells Point, sipping a warm mocha latte [...]