Author Archives: Stephanie Cornish

  • Inside Baltimore’s Men’s Detention Center

    On Jul. 31, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced his plan to close the Baltimore Men’s Detention Center “immediately.” The storied jail, part of several detention centers on the property, was built in 1859 and parts of it have housed everyone from Edgar Allan Poe to the notorious Black ...

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  • Justice for Freddie Gray

    Now that the hearing on a series of motions relating to the six officers accused of killing Freddie Gray have begun, let us remember what brought Baltimore to this point. The hearing on Sept. 2 decided that Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s State’s Attorney will not have to step down from the case due ...

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  • A Plea to Consider Bernie Sanders

    On Sunday evenings my mother would go around reminding her five children to make sure all our dirty clothes were in the basement laundry area by announcing, “The colored girl is coming in the morning make sure your dirty clothes are by the washer.” Sounds absolutely awful in 2015 but in 1960 it ...

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  • Green is the Color of Justice

    This summer’s rollout of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is great news for the Black community. The plan establishes federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, slowing climate change and the myriad of negative health and economic consequences. Nearly 40 percent of the six million ...

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  • Will Closing Baltimore Jail Bring About Change?

    I enjoyed the recent (Aug. 8) article in The AFRO on the closing of the Baltimore City Jail. I worked there from 1977 (as Director of Offender Aid and Restoration) – until retirement in 2010. Gov. Hogan’s announcement that he will close the Jail- and which part will be closed?- was a nice ...

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  • Fallout Over Exelon-Pepco Merger Denial in D.C. Continues

    Various business and community leaders from across the District of Columbia have reacted strongly, pro and con, to the recent denial Exelon-Pepco merger. On Aug. 25, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia rejected the application of the proposed $6.9 billion merger between ...

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