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4 Maryland HBCUs Awarded $577 Million Settlement in State Discrimination Case

Following a 15-year court battle, the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in a case alleging that it had discriminated against four historically Black universities and colleges, segregating and making it harder for them to compete with other nearby predominately white schools.  Bryn Stole of the Baltimore Sun has…

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Judge Releasing Most of 25 Baltimore Correctional Officers Indicted, Accused of Excessive Force and Corruption

Twenty-five Baltimore correctional officers were indicted Tuesday with allegations of assaulting and threatening detainees in a state-run jail, tampering with evidence and falsifying correctional documents. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Friedman released most of them Wednesday, pending their trial. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office secured these 25…

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Elijah Cummings’ Daughters Endorse His Staffer Over Their Stepmother for Vacant Seat

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ two daughters are supporting their late father’s long-time staffer, Harry Spikes, over Cummings’ second wife and their stepmother, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, to fill the vacant congressional seat left after Cummings’ untimely death in October. “My sister and I are supporting Harry Spikes for Congress because for…

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Baltimore Police Announce Reformed Use of Force Policies

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced policies to amend officers’ use of force. The new rules went into effect Sunday. As part of the city’s consent decree with the federal government, the department’s new policies meet the guidelines the Department of Justice put in place. The reforms outline a plan…

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Elijah Cummings, Respected Maryland Rep. and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health issues,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Trudy Perkins. He was 68. #Breaking from @RepCummings his office says he has passed away @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/CHRRR6QNo6 — Anne Kramer WBAL…

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Baltimore’s Choptank Restaurant Revises but Defends Dress Code Criticized for Being Racist

Choptank, a soon-to-open Baltimore restaurant came under fire for discrimination after a photo of their dress code posted outside their building went viral. They have since revised their dress code, which prohibited styles frequently worn by Black people. “Excessively baggy clothing,” pants worn low, shorts that hang below the knees,…

Baltimore Ends Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases regardless of quantity or prior criminal record. Mosby also urged state legislators to support a bill allowing her to vacate almost 5,000 criminal convictions, including corrupt police cases. “For far too long,…