Rally honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, pledges fight to end oppression

WASHINGTON – On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was honored by hundreds in the nation’s capital with a rally to end what participants said was systemic racism in the United States. Organized by the…

The Undefeated staff: Let athletes be political, because they’re people, too

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The rise of the 24-hour, instant news cycle has given sports figures, like other celebrities, unprecedented power to comment on current events. Now more than ever, people are looking to athletes to weigh in on the…

Is another black president in America’s future?

WASHINGTON – In 2009, Barack Obama made history as the first black president of the United States. Now, some are wondering if there might be another black president in America’s near future. Since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s loss…

Maryland bills would ban, study early childhood suspensions

Students of color and students with disabilities in prekindergarten through second grade are disproportionately suspended at a higher rate than their peers, according to a state schools report.

Trump set to govern with whitest cabinet in decades

His cabinet is overwhelmingly older, whiter, and more male than the U.S. population as a whole, a Capital News Service analysis found.

African American Museum Kicks Off Countdown to 2016 Grand Opening

To kick off the year-long countdown to its grand opening, the museum hosted a three-night event last month to celebrate the anniversaries of three major milestones in African American history.

Community Trust of Police Requires Reforms, Experts Say

Nationwide reform of law enforcement practices is critical to restoring community trust in the police, officials said at a congressional forum Wednesday afternoon.

Nine Charts That Explain American Catholics

Pope Francis arriving at a time when Catholicism in the U.S. is struggling to broaden its appeal, while a growing number of followers are challenging the church’s values.

Justice Department to Investigate Death in Baltimore Police Custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will investigate the death of Freddie Gray after members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation sent the department a letter requesting an inquiry.

Former Terp Honored on Important Anniversary

Darryl Hill enrolled at Maryland 50 years ago, broke a color barrier one year later.