Social justice

Preparing to speak at the funeral of Roger Fortson, who was shot and killed by police at his Florida home, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, a former Baltimore pastor, revisits his Freddie Gray eulogy and his outrage fueled by the deaths of young Black men during interactions with police.

A measure to change the selection process for Baltimore County's Planning Board might have less to do with concerns about planning generally and more to do with opposition to mixed-use development that would include affordable housing, says a county resident who writes about law and local government issues.

As the Project Play Summit convenes in Baltimore, participants will be exploring how communities can provide needed resources to expand youth sports participation, says the community impact director of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program and its Project Play initiative.

The rally came out of Prince George’s County just after midnight when police were alerted it was on the move. Anne Arundel County Police say the drivers were headed for the Giant Food parking lot in Gambrills, where they planned to set up an exhibition of wildness behind the wheel.

Despite polarization and unrest on college and university campuses, the institutions can find ways to make constructive use of that conflict, say the University of Baltimore's president and a professor of public and international affairs.

The 125th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth presents an opportunity for the Peabody Conservatory to ensure that another generation of musicians appreciates the meaning and significance of his work, says trumpeter and composer Sean Jones, who chairs Peabody’s jazz program.

A plan discussed by Baltimore State’s Attorney Ivan Bates to prosecute parents whose children are arrested would only make matters worse for marginalized families in the city, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health says.