Baltimore is our home. We love the literary and arts communities that reside in the city, but also the people who also call Baltimore home. For generations, the people have had their voices silenced, gone unheard. While people condemn “rioters” and “looters,” saying that they are destroying the city, let it not be forgotten that in large swaths of the city, elected officials have decided to let them rot through poor planning and a general sense of apathy towards the people.
“A riot is the voice of the unheard.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The people have spoken. Today, recently elected Governor Hogan is visiting some of the affected areas to speak to residents. Would he have gone to speak to them without the upheaval? Who’s to say; but this wasn’t a planned visit.
The people have spoken and will continue to speak in various ways. Don’t let their voices be drowned out by outside sources. For updates and more information into the history and background of Baltimore we suggest following local alternative and independent media, such as:
People in the community are speaking by coming together to clean-up the city and hopefully begin the healing process.