Johns Hopkins announced last week an initiative to “build, hire, and buy” in Baltimore, particularly in the areas most affected by the violence following the death of Freddie Gray. Across town at Morgan State University, they’ve formed a task force called “Gray Days, Brighter Tomorrows". Catchy name- but will it work? Morgan State’s Ray Wimbush and Natalie Sherman from the Baltimore Sun explain two approaches to some of Baltimore’s most intractable problems.
We’ll also have the scoop on the Stoop. The Stoop Storytelling Series begins its 10th season tonight. We’ll check-in with the Stoop’s creators, Jessica Henkin and Laura Wexler.
Plus, the community artist, Gracie Xavier, tells us about her new exhibition at Gallery CA. Her subjects are African American men, and the stories they’re telling at the barbershop.