Audit released on minority business participation
A Maryland audit on minority business participation at casinos has found that data is incomplete.
American Bar Association’s judicial rankings draw criticism
Assault allegations, earthquake liability, D.C. law firms round out the roundup.
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With speed cameras now in Chicago, will legal challenges be far behind?
In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer
In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the Supreme Court since October, only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for just over 11 minutes. The numbers were marginally better for Hispanic lawyers. Four of them argued for a total of 1 hour, 45 minutes. Women were better represented, accounting for just over 17 […]
Minority-owned companies join forces
OppsPlace LLC, of Bethesda, an employment portal targeting minorities seeking jobs at U.S. companies, announced it has joined forces with Black Entertainment Television Digital and Uptown Media to create a multifaceted, web-based venue designed to address minority unemployment.
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Infant mortality rate in Md. remains at record low
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s infant mortality rate has been at a record low for two years straight. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced on Wednesday that the infant mortality rate was 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 and 2011. O’Malley attributes the decline to an expansion of health care access to young women and parents. He […]
Measuring the large impact of small businesses
In trying to increase opportunities for small business development, it might be helpful to understand the impact small businesses have on our economy. While we constantly hear about the Dow and Standard and Poor’s analysis of major publicly traded companies, there is no real index of how small businesses are performing. However, our economy is […]
Same-sex marriage foes sought to split Democratic base
The leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage has sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups, according to confidential strategy memos made public by court officials in Maine. “The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies,” […]
In the minority
As the oldest child of first-generation Korean immigrants, I honestly never paid that much attention to my status as a minority. I was born here in the United States, and English is still my dominant language (much to the chagrin of my parents). I think the last time I even remember being teased for being […]
House of Delegates debating O’Malley’s redistricting map
ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is moving toward taking its final vote on Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map. The House rejected several amendments on Wednesday that would have created a third majority-minority district. Republicans have contended Democrats are diluting the minority vote in an effort to pack Democrats into a conservative western [&he[...]