Rise, Baltimore

April 21, 2016

Our Peter Young attended the Baltimore debut of “Rise” and reflects on his experiences

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After attending a lecture on deindustrialization in Baltimore (one of six in a series), our Peter Young reflects on the issues raised related to race, justice, and health

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(Video) PBS Newshour special correspondent Sarah Varney reports on efforts to repair the relationship between Baltimore hospitals and black communities, as part of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News

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Reporters from Kaiser Health News and the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism spent much of the fall in and around Sandtown-Winchester, a Baltimore neighborhood where violence flared last year after Freddie Gray was fatally injured in police custody. Residents say they have little more confidence in the medical system intended to heal them than in the criminal justice system intended to protect them.

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There were 104 overdose deaths in Baltimore during the first quarter of 2015, a 49 percent increase over the 70 reported during the same period in 2014

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Residents of some neighborhoods in Baltimore have limited access to pharmacies and the medications and supplies that they provide

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State tests found more than 65,000 children in the city with dangerously high blood-lead levels from 1993 to 2013. Across the United States, more than half a million kids are poisoned by lead each year, and the majority come from cities like Baltimore

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No Justice, No Peace

May 7, 2015

Berman Institute Director, Ruth Faden writes “Until our cities become at least minimally just places for all children to grow up, there will be no peace.”

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