Category: Racial Equality

Action Alert for TODAY: Support the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Action required! From the Executive Director of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project: Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12 at 1p, the Judiciary Committee of the MD House of Delegates will hold a hearing on HB 307, a measure to create the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.… Continue Reading “Action Alert for TODAY: Support the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission”

Tribute to Henry Davis

On December 21st a number of advocacy groups, working with the Equal Justice Initiative, gathered at the Civil Rights Foot Solider Memorial to learn about Henry Davis and remember him and all the victims of lynching. The event wanted to focus on remembrance, recognition,… Continue Reading “Tribute to Henry Davis”

Elizabeth Morris, First Black Woman on AA Circuit Court

Governor Hogan has appointed Elizabeth Morris to serve on the Anne Arundel Circuit Court. She will be the first black woman in the county court’s history to serve. Read more about her and her commitment to representing the community in the Capital Gazette article… Continue Reading “Elizabeth Morris, First Black Woman on AA Circuit Court”

Does the 2nd Amendment Only Protect White People?

We have seen time and time again unarmed black Americans get shot and killed, but for those who follow the advice of the NRA and arm themselves for protection, they are even more at risk. Read this piece from the ACLU discussing how the… Continue Reading “Does the 2nd Amendment Only Protect White People?”

Reported to Police for Walking While Black

“Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an educated Black professional going about his day was apparently cause for alarm. That bystander… Continue Reading “Reported to Police for Walking While Black”

Blueprints to End Mass Incarceration from the ACLU

Mass incarceration is a nationwide problem, and the ACLU is releasing a blueprint for all 50 states and the District of Colombia to combat this practice that deepens racial injustice, tears families apart, and upends millions of lives. “The ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice… Continue Reading “Blueprints to End Mass Incarceration from the ACLU”

Combat Hate Groups in Maryland

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 19 hate groups active in Maryland, and according to the Maryland State Police, the number of hate crimes committed has doubled from 2016 to 2017. So what can you do to stop the hate in our… Continue Reading “Combat Hate Groups in Maryland”