Honeysuckle follows up on the case of Matthew Baker, the only Black suspect in the McDonough, Georgia “Bonfire Killings.” Racial bias from law enforcement and the judicial system may cause him to face the death penalty, but new evidence suggests Baker’s innocence.
Kalyn Womack is a senior at the George Washington University. Through her writing, she aims to challenge injustices and spotlight hidden figures of shadowed communities.
Justice for Matthew Baker Jr: Racial Bias in McDonough, Georgia Could Send an Innocent Man to Death Row
Racial bias could convict Matthew Baker, the only Black suspect in the McDonough, Georgia "Bonfire Killings" case. The advocacy nonprofit FAIR is campaigning to save his life.
Honeysuckle writers Maia McDonald and Kalyn Womack discussed the Black Lives Matter movement one year after momentous developments in racial politics