Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Feds ‘Administratively Close’ Racial Discrimination Investigation into Hogan’s Nixing of Red Line

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 3:55pm

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

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.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Protesting Discriminatory Law, Another Group Moves Conference from North Carolina to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 2:03pm

Courtesy The Grand Baltimore

For the second time this year, North Carolina’s loss is Baltimore’s gain.

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Baltimore Teacher Fired After Shouting at Students, Using N-Word

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 1:04pm

Harlem Park School Teacher

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.

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Featured, Money & Power

Howard County Leaders Urge Sheriff to Resign, Citing Discrimination Investigation

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 23, 2016 11:11am

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Courtesy Howard County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

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.

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

“Wire” Actress to Host JHU’s New Conversation Series About Discrimination

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 28, 2016 9:36am

sonja-sohn

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.”  Read More →

Links, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Racial Penalties Cost Baltimore’s Black Borrowers Millions of Dollars

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 01, 2015 10:11am

paper_money_house

Having the national spotlight on Baltimore isn’t always comfortable. But on balance, I think it’s a good thing when some of the structural reasons for Baltimore’s troubles are given greater scrutiny. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

New York Times Editorial Says Racism “Doomed” Baltimore

1 Written by: | Monday, May 11, 2015 9:53am

Business Insider photo.

Business Insider photo.

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. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Senate Committee Alters Definition of “Gender Identity” in Trans Equality Bill

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 8:15am

Opening of the State of Maryland legislature Annapolis, Md

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.” Read More →

Schools

Morgan State Frat Gets In Trouble For Rejecting Gay Pledge

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 11:01am

BS md-morgan-fraternity-conflict

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.
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Lifeline

From Closet to Corner Office: The Out & Equal Workplace Summit 2012 Comes to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 22, 2012 8:00am

Here’s to a discrimination-free workplace and, while we’re at it, a discrimination-free world… Unfortunately good intentions are rarely enough to establish a fair playing field in life. So here’s to forward-thinking organizations like Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Read More →

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