True Laurels | Issue 06
True Laurels is a media platform dedicated to highlighting Baltimore + The DMV’s most captivating music, visual arts, and the surrounding culture that informs both—all of which is done through a variety of mediums. True Laurels’ print component started in 2013 and features artists from the Baltimore and DMV region through diaries, interviews, profiles, and photo essays.
From August 2018 to June 2019, True Laurels broadcasted a weekly show on Red Bull Radio which intertwined music from Baltimore and The DMV with music being made throughout the African diaspora in an attempt to present the narratives of these artists as different branches of the same tree, all trying to affirm their identities through sound.
Along with these components, True Laurels also serves as a digital space for people to absorb archival footage of Black Baltimore’s past, especially in areas related to the arts called Laurels History.