Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking for an additional $4.1 million in his supplemental budget to go directly to the state’s four historically black colleges and universities or their students.
Rick Smith usually teaches chemistry at McDaniel College, but during the school’s January term, he teaches students how to research their genealogy. He doesn’t have any trouble getting students to sign up for the class, which combines genealogical research methods and actual documentation efforts of African-American cemeteries in Frederick County.
It’s a history lesson wrapped into artwork. A Baltimore artist is paying tribute to little known African American inventors for Black History Month.
While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
A White House advisor defends Obama policies affecting African-Americans during a forum at Morgan State University on Friday.
History lost now remembered. A local group is making an effort to tell the story of African-Americans who contributed to the War of 1812.
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He was 85.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will be weighing public comments to a proposed legislative redistricting map for the Maryland General Assembly, but he isn’t expecting to make many changes.
As a three-judge panel heard arguments about whether Maryland’s redistricting map dilutes the African-American vote, one of those judges said Tuesday he doesn’t believe a case has been made to require a third black-majority congressional district.
A group representing black voters has filed a civil rights lawsuit in hopes of changing Maryland’s recently approved congressional map for the next 10 years.