Michael Anft

Freelance writer Michael Anft lives in Baltimore, Maryland. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Urbanite magazine.  

Three Years After His Death, Freddie Gray's Neighborhood Faces a New Loss

Baltimore plans to partially demolish Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex that was once the focus of protests.

Delmi Ruiz Hernandez, 4, top, plays outside of an RV where her family lives on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. The Ruiz Hernandez was family was left homeless after the landlord in the apartment they rented hiked their rent beyond what they could afford.

Moving Americans Out of Poverty Will Take More Than Money

A who’s-who of poverty experts outline an ambitious blueprint for “changing the narrative” about being poor in America.

Freddie Gray: The Running Man

Freddie Grays harried life was typical of young black men in Baltimore—until it ended, and his name became a rallying cry for change.