How Extreme Heat Hits Our Most Vulnerable Communities The HardestA recent study from the University of California, San Diego, found that low-income neighborhoods and communities with high Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods.
Prince George's County Commits To Change After Lawsuit SettlementA $2.3 million payment to a group of Black and Latino police officers to settle their workplace discrimination lawsuit against a Maryland police department is the latest effort toward reforms within the department, a county official said Thursday.
State Aims To Tackle Education Achievement Gap For Black BoysEducators say now is the time to take action on an achievement gap in education - particularly when it comes to Black boys. A task force has been studying the issue for the past 10 months, while others have for decades.
Breonna Taylor Mural Will Be Painted In Historically Black Neighborhood In AnnapolisA mural of a Black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, will be painted in a historically Black neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland.
Dashcam Video Shows White Cop Punching Black Man During StopA dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described.
2 Ex-Guards In KKK Convicted Of Plot To Kill Black InmateTwo former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to kill a black inmate after his release.
Jury Of 12 On Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case Includes 2 BlacksThe jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.
First Black Union Soldiers Remembered In D.C. ExhibitMonths after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.
Eastern Shore Dig Seeks Proof Of 1st Free Black CommunityArchaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland's Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation's first free African-American community.
Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black HistoryThe flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.
Hagerstown Monument To Honor Black Civil War Vets The city of Hagerstown says it will erect a monument to black Civil War veterans 90 years after white veterans of the war were similarly honored.
Md.'s Historically Black Colleges Included In Supplemental BudgetGov. 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.
Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black CommunitiesNearly one in five African-Americans aged 20 and older have diabetes.
O's Want Schools To Show Their Orange & Black SpiritThe Baltimore Orioles are issuing a challenge to all schools in the state of Maryland.
Judge Hears Case Over Md. Funding Of Black SchoolsAttorneys arguing that Maryland's history of racially-segregated higher education is ongoing used decades-old state reports to try to make their point as a federal trial begins.