Funding for historically black colleges remains held up in Senate

WASHINGTON– Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland may lose more than $4 million in federal funding if Congress does not reauthorize mandatory spending for those institutions beyond the current academic year. Maryland’s HBCUs “face a funding cliff due to…

In Baltimore, presidents, family and friends bid Cummings a final farewell

BALTIMORE – Three days of commemorations for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings concluded Friday with a funeral service marked by eloquence, tears, laughter and pointed political commentary at New Psalmist Baptist Church.  Two former presidents, members of his staff, friends…

Baltimore says goodbye to a beloved leader, friend at Morgan State University tribute

BALTIMORE – Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together Wednesday night to honor the former congressman at Morgan State University, where Cummings served as a member of the Board of…

House slows impeachment probe amidst Cummings commemorations

WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital and the late Elijah Cummings’s hometown of Baltimore are observing three days of commemorations of his life this week, slightly slowing the House impeachment inquiry. But Cummings’s oversight panel intends to carry on his work, Acting…

HBCU settlement pending; Md. lawmakers say it’s not enough

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan offered a settlement in the lawsuit for discrimination against Historically Black Institutions, but the schools need more.

Ethiopian restaurants foster community in diverse Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Beginning in the mid-1970s, war and political turbulence led a large number of Ethiopians to flee their home country. Many of these emigrants came to the United States, with a particularly high number settling in the…

Maryland Minute Update: December 3, 2013

CNS reporter Ben Oldach talks about the latest headlines from around Maryland including a Morgan State fraternity that has been put on probation, a Montgomery County school teacher who has fled to Hong Kong and how one power plant in Cumberland is recycling energy.

Maryland Minute Update Oct. 30, 2013

CNS Reporter Ben Oldach talks about the Orioles’ Gold Glove winners, a fraternity under investigation and how one Maryland town is doing one year after from Super Storm Sandy.

Complexion of Maryland Teaching Corps Fails to Reflect Student Body

The state is working to recruit a teaching corps to more accurately reflect its student population because experts say it’s good for students to be taught by a diverse faculty, yet the percentage of black teachers continues to fall.

Morgan State Only HBCU to Receive Additional State Funding for Faculty

Maryland’s historically black colleges need more funding to assist in transitioning adjunct professors to full-time faculty, members of the Legislative Black Caucus said Thursday morning in Annapolis. The Black Caucus requested an additional $2 million for each of Maryland’s four…