Maryland's Broken Parole System: The Cost of Inaction - For an overview of the barriers to parole, the impact on people trapped in the system, the impact on their families, and legislative efforts to address the problem.
The Legacies of Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian. On July 18th, 2020 we lost two staunch protectors and advocates of the constant struggle for civil rights in this country.
JUSTICE | BE COURAGEOUS "Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on". — Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)
Retired U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. will lead a seven-member panel tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal.
The Big Ten Strategic Partnership for Applied Redistricting Knowledge (SPARK) Conference brought together a multidisciplinary group of experts to discuss address challenges associated with redistricting and gerrymandering
SAVE THE DATE | Second Annual Hon. Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Lecture | Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Life's BluePrint Project: "This is a most important and crucial period in your lives. For what you do now and what you decide now at this age may well determine which way your life shall go" —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., October 26, 1967
News & Events
The $8 million conversion of a historic elementary school in West Baltimore into a community hub is finally moving forward.
When Keren Binyamin was a freshman, she remembers returning to her dorm room to find phrases like “Free Palestine” and “Israel is a terrorist state” written on the whiteboard outside of her door — equating the actions of the Israeli government with her own.
When Henrietta Lacks went to Johns Hopkins Hospital with cervical cancer in 1951, a researcher took cells from her tumor and discovered that, unlike other human cells, they survived and continued to replicate in the lab.
The first enslaved Africans were brought to the United States of America over 400 years ago. In the years that succeeded, a nation was created, divided, reunited, and reconstructed, all while becoming one of the most powerful countries on the planet.
Items of Interest
- Judge Williams: Hogan has made excellent appointments to the bench
- City Health Examines Key Social Indicators of Health in 500 Cities across the U.S.
- RACE: Are We So Different
- Perception Institute Inspires People to Live Their Values.
- Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities: A 50-State Report Card | USC Race and Equity Center
- Judge Williams selected to chair Legislative Commission investigating the circumstances
- Reform Redistricting
- "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" by James Forman, Jr.