discrimination

Supreme Court Ratifies Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’: ‘A Clear Violation of Rights’

June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court has given the President the power to discriminate against foreigners based on religious or ethnic background, says Ibraham Qatabi, of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Baltimore Councilman Compares Tax Break to ‘Tropical Fruit That I Can’t Pronounce’

March 4, 2018

The glib remark came during a serious debate over the real cost of tax breaks to developers as the city moves forward with new incentives while state analysts warn the final price tag of these expansive private subsidies is unknown by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

The Black Disinvestment Crisis Pt 2: School Closings, Food Deserts, and Urban Blight

March 2, 2018

In the second installment in the series TRNN speaks to Racial Justice NOW an Ohio based organization that wants to stop the intentional economic dislocation of its community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

In First Black Police Chief’s Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination

February 14, 2018

Former Police Chief Kelvin Sewell appeals his misconduct conviction, arguing that he was prosecuted in retaliation for a discrimination complaint. Maryland Court of Special Appeals judges press a state prosecutor for answers

How Neoliberal Law Enforcement Policies Broke Black Communities by Targeting Women

November 27, 2017

Andrea Ritchie, author of “Invisible No More,” explains how police strategies like ‘zero tolerance’ implemented by purportedly liberal states have wreaked havoc on the lives of black women

Civil Rights Groups Say Black Police Chief Targeted for Filing Discrimination Complaint

November 3, 2017

In amicus court filings supporting an appeal of former Pocomoke Chief Kelvin Sewell’s misconduct conviction, a variety of organizations argue he was prosecuted in retaliation for filing racial discrimination complaints against Worcester County officials.

The Forgotten History of How the Government Segregated America

June 12, 2017
In part two, author Richard Rothstein says explicit unconstitutional housing policy of the 20th century created America’s enormous racial wealth gap

Immigration Reform

May 10, 2017
The Texas law will be challenged in court, but it opens the gates for discrimination against immigrants says Lena Graber of the Immigration Legal Resource Center

Maryland Disproportionately Arrests Blacks for Marijuana but Rejects Diversity in Medical Licenses

April 23, 2017

The Maryland Black Caucus has called for special session to address the fact that not one predominantly owned African-American firm has received a license to grow medical marijuana in the state

Obama Order "Ends Corporate Immunity" For Federal Contractors

July 31, 2014
Public Justice executive director Paul Bland says Obama’s new executive order will end the practice of corporate-paid arbitrators settling discrimination suits, and this has the Chamber of Commerce fuming