NEW: 'We're So Talented': Baltimore Youth Share Positive Images After Uprising
In the days after the 2015 Baltimore uprising, thousands of dollars in donations poured into the Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore. More than $700,000 in grants went to people and organizations affected by the uprising. Wide Angle Youth Media is one of the organizations trying to show a more positive image of Baltimore youth.
1 Year Later: What Has Changed in Baltimore?
Freddie Gray's death — a week after he was injured in a police transport van — became a focal point in the national debate over police treatment of African-Americans. When the smoke cleared, Baltimore looked much the same: Debris from rioting was hauled off, but blocks of dilapidated homes still stood vacant. Violence continued, and the city still has a pervasive problem of economic disparity. But change has been cropping up.
"Young people in Baltimore are very positive. They're very hardworking. They have dreams for their future. They really care about their community." .
- Sheila Wells, development director of Wide Angle Youth Media.
'We Need a Civil Relationship': Repairing Relationship Between Police, Community
Months after the violence erupted, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired police Commissioner Anthony Batts and replaced him with his deputy, Kevin Davis. News4's Aaron Gilchrist sat down with Davis to talk about how the department has changed in the last year.