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  • Race relations arguably worse in 'Age of Obama'

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...
  • Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

    Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
    Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy

    Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy
    Gavin Grimm was admittedly an angry child full of mixed emotions, desperately trying to fit in but always coming up short. "I love science and I used to tell people I was a failed science experiment," the 15-year-old Gloucester High School sophomore...
  • Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling

    Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling
    A black deputy fire chief whose termination from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was overturned on the grounds of racial discrimination last month will return to his post Wednesday, according to his attorney. Gregory Lawrence, the first African American...
  • Prejudice against gays and lesbians hurts women's college hoops

    In an age when gay marriage has gained acceptance across the United States, when the Apple CEO, and an NFL and NBA player have come out, when the WNBA targets gay fans, homophobia remains endemic in women's college basketball. It is an issue that has...
  • Engage in conversation about state of America

    Engage in conversation about state of America
    I am saddened by events of the past 90 days. In the year of 2014 and a black president, the need to have "the conversation" about discrimination continues. Although de jure and de facto discrimination existed before the Civil Rights Act, de jure...
  • IOC moves to support gay rights in Olympics

    IOC moves to support gay rights in Olympics
    MONACO – Nine months after a Sochi Winter Olympics embattled by the host country’s anti-gay legislation, the International Olympic Committee took a philosophical stand Monday against future intolerance surrounding an Olympic Games. "There is...
  • IOC toughens stance against all discrimination

    A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals, rights groups said on Monday. A strengthened Principle 6 against any form of...
  • Olympic officials take first step in reforms

    Olympic officials take first step in reforms
    International Olympic Committee members began a much-anticipated meeting Monday by adopting the first portion of a historic reform package. “The Olympic Agenda 2020 is like a jigsaw puzzle,” IOC President Thomas Bach said at the start of the...
  • Newport company settles federal discrimination lawsuit

    A Newport Beach-based company that runs 18 assisted-living facilities across the state has settled a federal lawsuit that alleged the firm discriminated against foreign-born employees and job applicants, the U.S. Justice Department said. Generations...
  • Special Report: Elite law firms spin gold from getting cases before Supreme Court

    On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart , in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. A trial judge had certified a class...