City workers and police cleared an encampment of homeless people from the west side of Baltimore on Friday morning, provoking a brief traffic-blocking protest and leaving some of the city’s homelessness services organizations chagrined at what they say was a surprise operation.
Residents of the camp under an overpass near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and West Franklin St. do not have a clear place to go after Friday’s action. Advocacy groups and Mayor Sarah Rawlings-Blake’s office provided conflicting accounts of what’s ahead for the former campers.
“Shelter space has been made available for everyone who has been staying Read More
Rev. Sekou’s frank discussions about Black America’s fight for racial justice have gained him notoriety across the country. “Martin Luther King ain’t coming back. Get over it,” said Rev. Sekou during a recent lecture at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. “It won’t look like the civil rights movement. It’s angry. It’s profane.”
Rev. Sekou and professor Cornel West in Washington, DC, in 2005. (Photo: Matthew Bradley/Flickr)
For three months, Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou was on the ground in Ferguson, participating in daily protests and leading trainings in nonviolent civil disobedience. That work continues to this day: Sekou was arrested Read More