For little over a decade, the alumni from Morgan State University, Coppin State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Bowie State University have been locked in litigation with the state to dismantle what they say is racial segregation, causing a federal judge to appoint a special official to craft a plan to increase diversity at Maryland’s historically black colleges./AFRO Photo/Deborah BaileyAFRO Photo/Deborah Bailey
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Oral Arguments Scheduled for HBCU-Maryland Inequality Case

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 2013, Judge Catherine Blake, U.S. District Court of Maryland, found that Maryland continues to operate vestiges of a de jure system of segregation, specifically by continuing a longstanding practice of duplicating academic programs offered at HBCU’s, rather than investing in making the HBCU programs attractive to a diverse range of students. […read more]

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) . (Courtesy Photo)Courtesy Photo
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Cummings Statement Commemorating Veterans Day

THE AFRO — “On Veterans Day, as on every other day, we must never forget that human freedom remains America’s first principle and the ultimate source of our strength. What is also critical to remember, however, is that the freedoms we enjoy are not free,” said Cummings.  “Many have made tremendous sacrifices to ensure our safety, comfort, and way of life.” […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Let us say #SheToo for women who can’t

THE AFRO — “Women generally are not willing to complain about such behavior for fear of retribution. Most simply try to escape their situations as soon as possible. The lack of attention to the issue, the absence of secure and supportive channels to discuss problems, and the uncertainty that remedial action will be taken are seen as official tolerance of such behavior.” — The Stern Report […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
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A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

Students of Mary E. Rodman Elementary school, where test scores are making prodigious progress.(Mary E. Rodman Elementary School/Courtesy Photo)
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Baltimore Schools Test Scores Rise, Room for Improvement

THE AFRO — Mary E. Rodman was one of BCPSS’s most troubled schools in 2017-2018 school year. District administrators requested all the school’s teachers reapply for their jobs and many were reassigned to other sites.  Today, Rodman is part of a five-school consortium, called the %100 Project combining efforts to improve the performance of each of the schools. […read more]

According to the Independent Review Board’s report, Det. Sean Suiter, who died last November, likely committed suicide. (Courtesy photo)(Courtesy photo)
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Panel: Suiter Likely Committed Suicide

THE AFRO — According to WBAL-TV, the report, which was officially released today (Aug. 28) by the Baltimore Police Department, concludes Detective Sean Suiter most likely killed himself with his own service weapon. The conclusion that Suiter committed suicide is in stark contrast to the preliminary assertions made within 48 hours of his death in an alley in the Harlem Park community of West Baltimore. […read more]