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One Year In, DeRay McKesson Says He’s Leaving his Job with Baltimore City Schools

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools’ highest-profile employee is leaving his North Avenue office behind.

Baltimore Activist DeRay Mckesson Didn’t Like the New Pepsi Ad with Kendall Jenner


Prominent Baltimore civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson has joined a chorus of new TV ad critics this week.

David Simon, Tech Activists Organize Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

A photo of David Simon from 2010, Courtesy the MacArthur Foundation

Baltimoreans will get to hear local activist leaders and experts share their thoughts on Donald Trump’s new immigration orders early next week at a rally organized by hometown hero and Baltimore writer and producer David Simon and a D.C.-based tech activist group.

Baton Rouge Officer Injured During July Protest Suing DeRay Mckesson



A Baton Rouge police officer has filed a lawsuit against DeRay Mckesson in federal court. The man, identified only as “John Doe,” said the Baltimore activist and Black Lives Matter leader helped incite violence at a July 9 protest in the city and holds him responsible for someone throwing an object at his head.

In “Baltimore Rising,” Artists React to the Civil Unrest of April 2015

"Untitled," by Devin Allen
“Untitled,” by Devin Allen

How is Baltimore doing since the riots in April 2015? What has changed? What still needs to change?

DeRay Mckesson Gets a Job (Not Mayor) in Baltimore



DeRay Mckesson‘s bid to become Baltimore’s next mayor may have failed, but the Black Lives Matter activist will have a new job working for the city next year.

New York Times Magazine Profiles Mayoral Candidate DeRay Mckesson



“DeRay Mckesson will not be the next mayor of Baltimore,” reads the opening of the New York Times Magazine profile of the Black Lives Matter activist who announced his candidacy two months ago, to much fanfare. “He’s a 30-year-old with no experience in city government who registered less than 1 percent in a recent poll. He has no clear local support network and has been rejected by his most likely constituency — the city’s young black activists.”