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SEAN YOES

'21st Century Warrior'

“There are those that make history and those that merely write about it. Sean is making history as a 21st century WARRIOR, speaking truth to power in the most eloquent ways.”

-Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney

The work of dismantling structural racism in Baltimore is always daunting and often maddening. But, there is a small army of Black people, people of color, men and women, LGBTQ and straight, Millennial to Gen X and beyond, who are fighting ferociously and strategically for liberation in Baltimore and beyond. Black people, poor and disenfranchised people, all people concerned about justice and racial equity in our beloved city and around the globe should be encouraged by their existence.(excerpt from Baltimore After Freddie Gray by Sean Yoes)

 
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This is the definitive chronicle of the three years since the Uprising of April 2015, sparked by the death (ruled a homicide), of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., 25, while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), April 19, 2015. Baltimore After Freddie Gray(BAFG), goes beyond the sensational headlines connected to the findings of the searing Department of Justice report on the BPD, the nefarious deeds of the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force and the murder of Baltimore Homicide Det. Sean Suiter, and provides the informed insights only a native son of West Baltimore can provide.

Baltimore After Freddie Gray

Sean Yoes

 

PRAISE FOR "BALTIMORE AFTER FREDDIE GRAY"

Testimonials

"Baltimore After Freddie Gray"

This is the definitive chronicle of the three years since the Uprising of April 2015, sparked by the death (ruled a homicide), of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., 25, while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), April 19, 2015. Baltimore After Freddie Gray(BAFG), goes beyond the sensational headlines connected to the findings of the searing Department of Justice report on the BPD, the nefarious deeds of the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force and the murder of Baltimore Homicide Det. Sean Suiter, and provides the informed insights only a native son of West Baltimore can provide.

 

OBLIVION

Oblivion, is a short, (semi) silent, comedy, starring artist, actress and model Noreen Smith; written, produced and directed by Sean Yoes. Shot in the beautiful Baltimore neighborhoods of Mt. Vernon and Reservoir Hill, Oblivion glimpses the life a young woman hounded by her self-imposed isolation.

Release Fall 2018

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OBLIVION

An Inside Look

Star strutting past historic Lexington Market
Star and director checking the shots.
Director watching the action during the original filming of the Mt. Vernon March in 2012.
Director calling the shots in front of The Zone in Mt. Vernon.
Outside the Nu Bohemia Cafe in Mt. Vernon.
Noreen Smith star of Oblivion
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UPCOMING FILM PROJECTS

Documentary and Silent Film

 
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WHERE THE LOST BELONG...OBLIVION.  A SHORT, (SEMI) SILENT, COMEDY BY SEAN YOES; STARRING NOREEN SMITH (FALL 2018)

A BALTIMORE UPROAR! ROMARE BEARDEN AND THE BLACK VANGUARD


A DOCUMENTARY BY SEAN YOES (2019)

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BIO

About the Author

Sean Yoes was born, raised and currently resides in West Baltimore. He has been a professional journalist since 1989; honored by the Association of Black Media Workers (ABMW), the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association (MDDC), Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine. 
During his career in media, Yoes has been a TV news producer for WDIV in Detroit, as well as WMAR-TV and WJZ-TV in Baltimore. He along with award-winning photojournalist Andre Chung, first traveled to Arkansas in 1999, to chronicle the plight of the Black American farmer, reporting which garnered Yoes his first journalism award from the NNPA (2001). The duo also crafted a short documentary, "Free the Land," to bring attention to the historic discrimination and racism perpetuated against Black farmers by the U.S. government. In 2006, Yoes landed an acting role in the critically acclaimed HBO series, "The Wire," in which he portrayed Lt. Brent Hoskins in season four. Yoes is listed as a contributor to, Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, (Prometheus, 2012), written by Larry S. Gibson.
Yoes is co-host and co-producer of the WYPR podcast, Truth and Reconciliation, along with Taya Graham and Stephen Janis.
As former host of the hard-hitting AFRO First Edition radio show (Sept. 2014-Sept. 2017), which aired Monday through Friday on WEAA, 88.9, Baltimore Editor of the AFRO American Newspapers, an author of the "Race and Politics" column, Yoes is one of the most trusted and formidable journalists of the Black American Press.

 
 

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