| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
A bill that would protect transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing and other areas gained preliminary approval Friday in the Senate.
Transgender discrimination already is barred by local ordinance in some areas, including Baltimore City,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men.
The initiative, which...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 3:43 PM
After being criticized for having a nearly all-white recruit class this summer, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department unveiled this week a new plan for improving diversity in hiring.
Officials say the department's recruitment plan includes several...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For most of his first term in office, President Barack Obama tended to play down race as a factor in his policy decisions. "I'm not the president of black America," he once said, "I'm the president of the United States of America." That unifying message...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In news as infuriating as it is unsurprising, International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The LGBT community at Johns Hopkins University seems to be getting more organized by the minute.
Since the spring, three new efforts to connect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and community members have launched -- one led by...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
While working on the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Baltimore City, I'm always dogged by a sense of futility — especially when I compare Baltimore with Brooklyn.
More than 30 years ago when I went to college there, Brooklyn was a total...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The new Common Core State Standards Initiative brings with it more than a new curriculum in Howard County. It also brings a change in philosophy.
“Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side,” said Fran...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Antonio Iglesia has a well-toned, muscular build, one similar to those of men who spend Sunday afternoons crossing lines of scrimmage and chasing quarterbacks.
But the Anne Arundel Community College student says he has been in two relationships...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Growing up as a mixed-race kid in Chicago and in his father's native Nigeria, where he really stood out, Brendon Ayanbadejo became attuned to issues of identity from a very young age.
By his midteens, while living with his family in a dorm for lesbian,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake issued a long awaited, 60-page ruling this month in the case Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. The litigation was brought by supporters of Maryland's...