Equality

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…

D.C. LGBTQ+ shelter struggling to stay open after losing government funding

Washington- A local LGBTQ+ nonprofit is being forced to close the doors to its 50-bed low barrier emergency shelter on Thursday. This decision comes after the D.C. Department of Human Services gave Casa Ruby a five day notice stating that…

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…

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.

Maryland launches mobile vaccination program to give shots to those in underserved communities

Reisterstown, MD –  The Maryland Department of Health and Maryland Emergency Management Agency unveil mobile vaccination sites that will roll through Maryland starting this weekend. The 32 foot long mobile units will be staffed by trained vaccinators and will serve…

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.

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. 

Student Organization fights to provide free feminine hygiene products on campus

College Park, MD – Get Ovary It is a student-powered organization at the University of Maryland that works to provide free feminine products to students in bathrooms across campus. After the group’s funding from the university was pulled, the Student…

Equal Rights Amendment may be near ratification, but must overcome old deadline

WASHINGTON – The Equal Rights Amendment may be close to ratification following Democratic wins in Virginia’s House and Senate and proposed House and Senate resolutions to remove the ratification deadline. The ERA would guarantee equal constitutional rights to a person…