Tagged: Baltimore

Opportunity In Baltimore

The Opportunity In Baltimore

Everyone loves Bob Marley, but Peter Tosh has words that are more applicable to the situation in Baltimore right now: “Everyone is crying out for peace, No one is crying out for justice.” Without equal rights and justice, there is no peace. Governor Hogan would do well to heed those...

you weren't paying attention - part 4

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 4

  I think it’s important to point out that not every store in these communities have been trashed or looted. This is not just unorganized lawlessness that is happening. Again, one has to ask themselves what is the relationship with the community that business has? if you are there to...

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Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 3

  People riot within their own communities because they have arrived at a decision that they have nothing to lose. The people who talk about “jobs that are lost” are not paying attention.   The CVS was not mandated by the people of the community nor did they have any...

you weren't paying attention - part 2

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 2

  People are seeing two sides here and there are not. In Baltimore and many other cities in America, black American citizens are having their 5th (due process) and 14th amendment (equal protection) rights violated. These are Many are saying they feel sad, angry, unsafe, shaken, scared. You weren’t paying...

Baltimore: You Weren't Paying Attention - Part 1

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 1

  I grew up on Garrison and Laurel after moving from Liberty Heights and El Dorado. Moving from Chester St. and Collington Sq, my grandparents on my mother’s side (Ma and daddy) were at Hillsdale and Oakley. My aunt, not too far away on Granada and Oakley. My grandparents on...

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Looks Like We Need More 12 O’Clock Boys In The World

Lotfy Nathan’s documentary, 12 O’clock Boys, offers an unflinching look at bike life in the inner city through the eyes of Pug, a pre-teen enchanted by the allure of the adrenalin-fueled defiance that encompasses the bike boy life. Over the course of three years, Nathan tracks Pug and the 12 O’clock...