Diversity

Joint effort aims at addressing Langley Park housing ills

LANGLEY PARK, Maryland – Just outside the nation’s capital, this community has been struggling for years with aging and neglected housing.  Many properties are overcrowded, poorly maintained, and have multiple environmental health hazards such as mold, lead-based paints, and pest infestations. For all…

Divided Supreme Court hears arguments over young immigrants program

WASHINGTON – With a crowd of protesters just outside of the building, the justices of the nation’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday that may determine the fate of a popular program that protected young immigrants from deportation. At issue is…

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…

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…

In-state tuition bill aimed at Dreamers advances in Md.

A bill that aims to ensure young, undocumented Maryland students referred to as “Dreamers,” can pursue higher education by giving qualified individuals access to in-state tuition is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly.

Local monuments commemorate historic Hispanic figures

Use this interactive map to find 6 Washington, D.C. monuments celebrating Hispanic heritage.

Groups see boost in community service turnout for Martin Luther King Day

WASHINGTON – Some community organizations, churches and schools hosting service projects throughout the nation this weekend in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day say they are experiencing an increase in participation. Hundreds of thousands of Americans join together every…

One little Marylander uses her new skill to help the homeless

CROFTON, Md. – A 10-year-old Anne Arundel County girl has decided to take matters into her own hands and create pajamas for homeless children in an effort to try and make their lives just a little bit better.

Homeless veterans get second chance with Baltimore bike share company

They put their lives on the line to serve the country overseas. But when they get back many are left with no home and no job. One local Baltimore business is helping them turn things around and giving these veterans a chance to kick-start a new career.

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…