Legal hearings began Monday on claims by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's former acting fire chief that he was unfairly terminated earlier this year after raising concerns about racial bias within the department.
The local branch of the NAACP was premature last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention will be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday.
Racial disparities in the labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are disenfranchising African American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the national labor organization Unite Here.
JET magazine, the pocket-sized source of news about blacks since 1951, has bowed to the ages and gone digital with a new app. But its debut digital issue this month makes clear that JET is no longer the magazine for anyone who claims to be at least middle-aged.
One popular theory of lawyer Marilyn Mosby's upset win over incumbent State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein was that race played a deciding role in the election, helping a political newcomer oust a white prosecutor in a majority-black city.
By By Luke Broadwater and Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
The case of the NAACP against the Harford Board of Education was heard in federal court 50 years ago this week. The school board was called to defend its three-year desegregation plan after it was challenged by the NAACP.
Fights between small groups of black and Latino students are recent events – but inclusiveness, tolerance and a positive climate are present daily in classrooms at Digital Harbor. In my 44 years in Baltimore City Schools, I have not experienced a more diverse or vibrant school. Judge us by our long-term record, not by isolated incidents.
A plan by Anne Arundel County school officials to realign an office that monitors minority achievement prompted tense moments during Wednesday's school board meeting, heightened by a former school board member referring to interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima."
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve differences.
While Cornell William Brooks may be a surprising choice to lead the NAACP, it takes neither an Einstein nor a soothsayer to know what challenges lie ahead for the clergyman-lawyer little known beyond his social justice network in New Jersey.