StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down with activist Maurice Ashby (left in the picture above) for a conversation about his activism, as well as the experiences and perspectives that have come to inform it. Ashby touched on being Black in Baltimore City v. Baltimore County, police-community relations, and the emergence of a new Black consciousness.

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This interview was originally published by OnBckgrnd.com, on July 10, 2015.