Jo Saint-George, an attorney and member of the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP, speaks at a Feb. 14 press conference in support of legislation to create a prescription drug affordability board in the state. Vincent DeMarco (left), president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, leads a group of health care organizations and advocates supporting the measure. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

Md. Ponders New Board to Regulate Prescription Drug Prices


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

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]