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UMD students protest, seek more action from university’s president

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland–University of Maryland students at the College Park campus walked out of classes Wednesday afternoon as part of a protest to President Trump’s executive order concerning refugees and immigrants. The students called for more support from University President…

Demonstrators take their protest of the president’s executive orders on refugees to Annapolis

Demonstrators stood outside the doors of the Maryland State house, Friday, to speak out against President Trump’s latest executive actions.

Meet the men of the Women’s March

Women’s rights, environmental concerns, safety for immigrants, and LGBT equality brought out large numbers of men, despite the event’s name.

Counter inauguration celebration raises funds for progressive organizations

SILVER SPRING, Maryland– While inaugural balls celebrated the new Trump administration in Washington, in nearby Montgomery County a sold-out crowd gathered to listen to an assortment of bands and raise money for progressive causes that organizers say are most threatened…

The Women’s March on Washington draws out record number of protesters

Just one day after the President Donald Trump’s Inauguration, hundreds of thousands gathered from all over the country for the Women’s March on Washington. Whether their cause is religious freedom, reproductive rights, or racial and gender equality, marchers joined the fight in hopes of having their voices heard.

Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis reaches an all-time high

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling…

National quilting project gives voice to sexual assault victims

BALTIMORE–Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence from all over the country are sending quilt squares to Baltimore to send a powerful message.

Maryland’s growing older inmate population presents challenges to correctional system

BALTIMORE, Md. – Maryland, like nearly every other state, is seeing an upward tick in its aging population behind bars. A report by the Maryland Department of Legislative Services finds that prisoners aged 51 and older is the only age…

University of Maryland students walk out of class to to support diversity on campus

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Hundreds of students at the University of Maryland put down their books and raised their voices in a demonstration to urge support for, what they called, marginalized groups on campus. The students say that while their…

Women Urge President Obama to Grant Clemency to More Women

WASHINGTON, D.C.–As the Obama presidency reaches its final days so, too, comes the opportunity to grant federal inmates convicted of non-violent offenses a second chance through clemency. In Washington, Wednesday, dozens gathered across from the White House to urge the…