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  • Transgender rights bill advances

    Transgender rights bill advances
    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,...
  • Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men

    Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men
    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...
  • Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity

    Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity
    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...
  • 'My brother's keeper' [Editorial]

    'My brother's keeper'  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter

    Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter
    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...
  • African American history comes to life in Baltimore

    African American history comes to life in Baltimore
    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,...
  • At JHU, a 'confluence' of LGBT outreach efforts

    At JHU, a 'confluence' of LGBT outreach efforts
    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...
  • Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?

    Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?
    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...
  • What the Common Core means in Howard County

    What the Common Core means in Howard County
    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...
  • Community college project aims to shed colorful light on domestic violence

    Community college project aims to shed colorful light on domestic violence
    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...
  • Post-football, Ayanbadejo is reshaping LGBT advocacy in sports world

    Post-football, Ayanbadejo is reshaping LGBT advocacy in sports world
    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,...
  • An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges

    An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges
    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...