Members of the Carroll Co. chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands on Sat., Aug. 24, at National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations.
Harford County Government Public Information Officer Sherrie Johnson received the John H. Murphy Award for excellence in journalism. Johnson was honored Saturday during the 2013 NAACP Freedom Fighter Awards Breakfast.
Rosa Bonheur is said to be the first cemetery in the U.S. to allow people and their pets to be buried side by side. The Howard County Council votes this Thursday, July 25, on whether to grant a developer's request to re-zone the property for commercial use.
The fight for marriage equality benefited from being considered part of the civil rights movement; now gay rights activists must remain engaged in that broader struggle by fighting incursions on voting rights.
The NAACP and a Baltimore mega-church pastor were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
Baltimore's police commissioner and several African-American religious leaders joined Saturday night to urge residents to express their reaction peacefully after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Del. Emmett C. Burns, Jr., a prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades, is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long political career in which his stances on gay issues have increasingly put him at odds with legislative colleagues and younger voters.
Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted her sorority¿s torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women¿s service to Maryland and the world.
Baltimore police ordered every officer to work July 4 and will rely heavily on reinforcements from law enforcement agencies, an effort intended to keep Inner Harbor visitors safe while maintaining a strong presence in areas besieged by recent violence.
Conducted in association with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, the session is being held at Reisterstown Regional Park at 401 Mitchell Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Lunch and water will be provided.
As Anne Arundel County Superintendent Kevin Maxwell on Thursday formally resigned from the school system to take over the helm at Prince George's County, the Anne Arundel school board said it will begin on Saturday the process in selecting school leader amid a move that appears to have caught some by surprise.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases. Mayor, council members take on shootings
Gun owners can anonymously turn in a weapon and, in return, receive a Visa gift card up to $200 at the city's Gift Cards for Guns program, Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurel Armory/Anderson and Murphy Community Center.
Dr. Homer Eli Favor, a retired Morgan State University economist who was an original member of the civil rights activist band whose members called themselves the "Goon Squad," died of heart disease Saturday at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. A Glen Burnie resident, he had lived in East Baltimore for many years.
WASHINGTON — A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling.
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included sponsorship of a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90.
One day after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Maryland, death penalty supporters said Friday they will launch a petition drive to give voters the opportunity to overturn the new law.