Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday said she supports the federal complaint filed by a coalition of civil rights groups against the Hogan administration, contending that its killing of Baltimore's Red Line light rail project discriminates against African-Americans.
A former Baltimore police officer fired from the department in the 1980s after his off-duty performances in blackface drew the ire of the NAACP planned to use his act to raise money for the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Tensions remained high across Baltimore Tuesday, from the West Baltimore neighborhoods where hundreds of protesters called for the prosecution of police to inside City Hall, where council members quizzed police brass looking for answers as to how Freddie Gray died in police custody. Protesters turned out for a third consecutive day of demonstrations following Gray's death, this time gathering at the intersection where Gray was arrested and marching to the Western District police station.
WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Jealous, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is considering a run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- the latest high-profile figure said to be looking at the race.
We are living in a time of declining economic mobility and stagnating educational progress. Fortunately, we are also living in a time of unprecedented innovation. From Baltimore to Brooklyn and beyond, we would be wise to pay attention to the lessons of our ancestors and to the power of many of our nation's most promising entrepreneurs to help solve our nation's biggest problems.
In the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about President Obama's response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. The question we need to be asking is, what will Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner do?
In light of Ferguson, it strikes me as remarkable that a similar case Baltimore sparked little outrage. Not only was the victim in that case young, black and unarmed, but he was shot in the back by a police officer. Given how people in Missouri and across the nation reacted to the shooting of Michael Brown in August, I wondered why the death of Edward Lamont Hunt in 2008 hasn't set off more than one candlelight vigil here.
Last week the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a critical report on this subject that has important implications for the future of our nation. The report highlights the racial and ethnic achievement gaps in education that continue to plague our nation. It shows that closing these gaps by 2050 would boost our economy by $2.3 trillion. More importantly, closing these gaps — or even making significant progress in shrinking them — would put our nation back on track to leading
The NAACP will hold its 2017 national convention in Baltimore, the nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Wednesday. The decision could mean an economic boost of as much as $10 million to the city two summers from now.
Five Baltimore Democrats who lost to state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. in this year's primary election are asking voters to support a write-in candidate after Conaway posted a series of rambling videos online
Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman are children of Howard County. In a hard-fought campaign season that's run the gamut of issues over the past year, it's a core fact that keeps each candidate grounded.
The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the city's current mayor could focus attention on an aspect of O'Malley's crime-fighting record he never mentions in New Hampshire or Iowa: A soaring arrest rate during his tenure in Baltimore that angered civil rights groups and locked the city into a
Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications of a fractured hip. She was 95.
In deep blue Maryland, it's the white Republican running for governor who has a direct message for black voters. Larry Hogan argues his job-creating economic policies are just what's needed to address the community's high jobless rate. Democrat Anthony Brown studiously avoids talking about minority voters, saying his policies are designed to make life better for everyone.
Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month.
We ask that Lodge 70 reconsider the donation to Officer Darren Wilson's legal defense fund and publicly clarify its position regarding the incident in Ferguson, Mo. We don't know all the facts and this is too sensitive of a community issue to make an early judgment.
Captain Ron Johnson's job is to restore order to Ferguson, Mo., but his standpoint for discharging that duty is understanding and empathy. Law enforcement bodies nationwide ought to be thinking about how to clone him.
Dunbar Brooks, who was the first African-American president of the Baltimore County school board and later served as the president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday. Mr. Brooks was 63. His daughter, Cheryl Brooks, confirmed his death.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Dr. Garfield D. Kington, an inner city physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun