Most Maryland voters, black or white, agree that race relations are in decline, according to the newest Goucher Poll for fall 2017. But when it comes to the details of how that manifests, there’s an apparent divide along racial lines.
Gov. Larry Hogan is off the hook in a federal civil rights probe into his decision to veto the nearly $3 billion Red Line rail project for Baltimore in June 2015.
For the second time this year, North Carolina’s loss is Baltimore’s gain.
An unidentified teacher has been let go by Baltimore City Schools after a couple videos surfaced of her engaging in a nasty confrontation with students in a Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School classroom.
By Ethan McLeod and Robert O’Brien
Howard County’s council, state delegates and former leaders are piling onto a call made by their executive for Sheriff John Fitzgerald to resign.
We can add another to the list of great speaker series hosted by Johns Hopkins. This new “art and conversation series” at the university was inspired by the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, and the subsequent rioting and unrest in the city. Consequently, the Redlining series (named after the practice of denying mortgages and other services to certain neighborhoods based on their racial demographics) will focus on “what the legacies of discrimination and segregation mean to the future of opportunity and inclusion in the city.”
All of a sudden, people everywhere have opinions about Baltimore–including the New York Times, which published a scathing Sunday editorial about the city’s problems that really didn’t pull any punches.
On February 20, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate “in housing, employment, and public accommodations” on the basis of gender identity, the way it is currently illegal to do so on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, and so on. But getting it out of committee required a few amendments, including one that altered the bill’s definition of “gender identity.”
As reported at the City Paper, the original version of bill defined “gender identity” as “a gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.”
Brian Stewart, a student at Morgan State University, dreamed of becoming a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the same frat his mentor had joined. But the day after his interview, he was rejected for reasons he didn’t understand. And then someone sent him copies of Facebook messages that KAP members had exchanged about him, which featured some colorful language describing his sexual orientation.