Elevated Voices, June 21, 2020

A curated list of Maryland’s best political coverage and commentary

#ShareTheMic with Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Delegate Stephanie Smith

We turned our platform over to two powerful leaders in Annapolis – Delegates Vanessa Atterbeary & Stephanie Smith – who share their experiences being women leaders of color. This is part of the #ShareTheMic initiative that is focused on empowering the voices of black women. 

The chemistry on this show is off the charts. Listen to these amazing women engage in a candid discussion of the challenges facing Maryland and our country.

You can listen HERE.



Facebook Groups are Destroying America (Wired)

A Presumption of Guilt by Bryan Stephenson (New York Review of Books)

Moving forward, prosecutors and police must pave the way to public trust (Washington Post) – coauthored by Howard County State’s Attorney Rich Gibson

We understand the pain and fear of seeing yet another black man’s life cut short in a deadly interaction with law enforcement. As longtime prosecutors, we fully comprehend that there are, unfairly, separate and distinctly different rules of engagement for people of color in our society.

One of us, Richard Gibson, also knows there are additional burdens and standards of conduct placed on people of color that, generally, his white counterparts don’t have to worry about or meet. As a black man, a father, a career prosecutor and Howard County state’s attorney, he is frustrated greatly by these inequities.


prince || BLACK LIVES MATTER🖤 @princeachoro

FULL TRACK HERE: linktr.ee/southprinceWith the state of our environment at the moment, it’s only right that I use my art to emulate the state of mind regarding this movement. ALL Black Lives Matter. I honor Juneteenth with the way I live, the love of my Blackness that I show.

June 20th 2020

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Q&A: Brandon Scott on ‘defunding police,’ the BLM protests and his victory in Baltimore’s mayoral primary (Baltimore Sun)


Howard County school board adopts $918 million operating budget (Howard County Times)

Howard County Launches Housing Opportunities Master Plan Public Survey (The Merriweather Post)

Calculated Misogyny (Spartan Considerations)

No More Juggling (Village Green/Town Squared)

This week’s birthdays:

  • June 22nd – Amy Brooks, Elizabeth Edsall Kromm
  • June 24th – Del. Vanessa Atterbeary
  • June 27th – Felix Facchine, Keith Scott, Sharon Brackett

*Bold – past Elevate guests

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