Diversity

Diversity among Big Ten head coaches

College Park, MD- As diversity in sports becomes a more prominent issue, Power 5 conferences are beginning to make strides in the coaching ranks. Head Coaches Mike Locksley and Marisa Moseley reflect on their experiences as Black head coaches in…

Greenbelt passes a referendum to study possible reparations for Black and Native American residents

Greenbelt, MD – Greenbelt County Council passes a historic referendum that will study possible reparations for its African American and Native American residents. Voted on by the residents, the city council will create a 21-person commission to review the reparation…

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…

Pandemic financially devastated minority-led nonprofits

Tiffany Turner-Allen said she is tired of her nonprofit organization and workers being seen as resilient and coworkers calling themselves martyrs to their community causes.

Abortion bans disproportionately impact marginalized communities, activists say

A variety of abortion restrictions have been passed in 21 states, with others pending in state legislatures.

Netflix donates over $5 million to fund a memorial scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman at his alma mater.

Netflix recently donated over $5 million to help fund a memorial scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman.

A Montgomery County aid group raises over $100,000 to help local community

Montgomery County, MD.-The group Silver Spring/Takoma Park Mutual Aid is providing local residents with food, diapers, and more. Since forming last year, the group has raised over $100,000 and has helped more than 3,000 local residents. 

University of Maryland students hold candlelight vigil to call attention to anti-Asian hate crimes

College Park, MD– When three Asian-American students at the University of Maryland heard of the Atlanta shootings, they organized a vigil. UMD President Darryll Pines attended. Organizers called on him to do more for AAPI students.

DACA advocates urge U.S. Senate to vote for path of citizenship

Washington- One DACA recipient explains why a pathway to citizenship is critical for her and her family. 

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…