For nearly a week, there’s been growing tension between the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Mayor Brandon Scott’s office following the cancelation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade for the third year in a row. To help sort out the controversy surrounding BOPA, here are the things you need to know about the story. Last Thursday, BOPA announced the cancelation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade for the third year in a row. The parade was canceled in 2021 and 2022 because of COVID-19 restrictions, but this year the organization said it made a “conscious decision” to nix the parade and instead hold a day of service. A spokesperson for Scott said the decision was made jointly by the mayor’s office and BOPA.
What you need to know about the MLK Day parade controversy
January 11, 2023