Tag: anti-violence

Roca, a Nonprofit Anti-Violence Program, Coming to Baltimore with Help from Private Donors

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Mayor Pugh and dozens of stakeholders gather for a press conference. Photo via Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter.

A Massachusetts-based anti-violence program that works with the toughest-to-reach of young men will be opening an office in Baltimore in 2018, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today.

Rapper Tyree Colion Arrested for ‘No Shoot Zone’ Graffiti at Middle River Store Where Teen Was Fatally Shot

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Still via YouTube/L PEDIGREE

Baltimore hip-hop artist and anti-gun violence activist Tyree Colion was arrested in Baltimore County yesterday for spray painting a wall with his signature anti-gun violence tag – even after he said he’d been given permission.

300 Men March Walks to DC to Denounce Violence

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Photo of the march in progress via @RectorSun
Photo of the march in progress via @RectorSun

By the time you read this, the participants in the 300 Men March will be almost all the way to the White House–and their feet will likely be aching. That’s because they’ve been walking since last evening, making their way to the nation’s capital by foot. Why? To protest against violence, and the apathy that often results from such violence. “People expect the murder rate to go away by sitting on the couch,” the group’s founder Munir Bahar told the Baltimore Sun. “If it’s business as usual, it’s murders as usual.”

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