Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby cited a flawed American criminal justice system as the single largest civil rights issue facing black residents in Maryland, saying her office has taken strides toward reducing disparities, but still has more to do.
Harford Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Tuesday afternoon an investigation into a complaint of racial discrimination filed by an African-American Maryland Legal Aid lawyer against a deputy found the complaint to be "unfounded."
Since Maryland Legal Aid lawyer Rashad James filed a complaint Tuesday with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office about discrimination by a deputy, the firm representing him has received additional calls about other incidents of discrimination in the county.
Attorneys with the ACLU say two former police officers who alleged officials on Maryland’s Eastern Shore used racial slurs and discriminated against them have reached a $650,000 settlement in their federal case.
Racism poisons the well for investment and growth in all black spaces, by specifically devaluing homes in majority-black areas like Prince George’s County, robbing municipalities of tax revenue and individual families of the wealth that helps them withstand unavoidable economic shocks.
The House of Delegates publicly censured Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti for her use of a racial slur, which members said “brought dishonor to the entire General Assembly of Maryland.” After the vote, the Democrat said she would not resign,
As Harford County delegate Mary Ann Lisanti faced a censure vote in the House of Delegates, community leaders and elected officials in Harford County — and across the state — are calling for her resignation.
The fourth and final Howard County teen charged with hate crimes after spray-painting racial epithets and swastikas at Glenelg High School last May is being recommended to serve weekends in jail under a plea deal announced Wednesday.
In 1950, Howard County was a primarily rural, predominately white farming community of around 23,000. Since then, the population has grown more than tenfold and diversified. We use Census Bureau data to examine the growth of Howard's largest minority groups.
A group of officers filed a lawsuit in federal court against Prince George’s County, alleging that the police department discriminates against black and Hispanic employees and retaliates against those who report racist or inappropriate conduct involving white officers.
Backup defensive tackle Patrick Ricard addressed the defense Tuesday and the offense Wednesday after several racist and homophobic tweets began trending the night before Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hate reared its ugly head in several Carroll County communities over the weekend. In the Eldersburg and Sykesville area, fliers promoting the Klu Klux Klan were left on people’s driveways. In Taneytown, a racial slur was spray-painted outside of a Chinese restaurant. Hate must not be tolerated.
KKK flyers that have gone up around the state recently spread the same hateful message that apparently prompted a gunman to massacre 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last month: that Jews are responsible for illegal immigration from Mexico.
More than 100 African-American Goucher College students conducted what they termed a "Black Out" on the Towson campus all day Friday to protest the most recent episode of hate-filled graffiti at a Maryland school.
Maryland law enforcement agencies received 398 reports of hate or bias last year, an increase of 35 percent from 2016 — and a pace of more than one report a day. The state’s experience echoes a national increase in reported hate crimes, reversing a long, gradual decline.
Pandering to racial prejudices is the last thing that Baltimore County needs from a candidate for county executive. The county has made some progress toward building more affordable housing and integrating neighborhoods; reversing course now would be tragic.
There is a large swath of the Harford County population that either tends to view the idea of racial equality in abstract terms at best or, more likely, ambivalently — downright hostilely, since it doesn’t affect them directly as part of the majority of 250,000 residents.
Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott plans to introduce legislation Monday that would force each city agency to study whether it is engaging in discriminatory policies — and create a roughly $15 million annual fund that would go toward eliminating “structural and institutional racism.
The Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood, of Baltimore, is the last living member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s first graduate school class — a group of young men who graduated from the Crozer Theological Seminary outside Philadelphia in 1951.