WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars.
They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as...
FAA to reconsider Maryland airport noise case
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is going to reconsider its position challenging Maryland over new flight patterns and the noise they bring residents near Baltimore-Washington...
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Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family, friends and fans of Leah Chase — the Queen of Creole Cuisine — will be gathering to pay their respects to the legendary New Orleans figure who died a week ago.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A public viewing and funeral have been set for civil rights icon and chef Leah Chase.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that the viewing is planned for 10 a.m. to 4:30...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul...
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a reported odor in the cabin caused a flight from the Washington region to be diverted after takeoff and seven passengers were taken to a hospital for...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle school district officials have apologized after an email sent to parents suggested that Muslim families should reconsider their observance of Ramadan so students could...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will give the keynote address this month during a dedication ceremony at Mercer Law School.
Plaque stolen from Thurgood Marshall bridge in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police are investigating the theft of a commemorative plaque from a bridge named for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Winter weather disrupts air travel in mid-Atlantic
WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm is disrupting air travel in the mid-Atlantic region.
FlightAware.com shows Reagan National Airport leading the country in cancellations Wednesday morning,...
Plaque honoring civil rights icon stolen from Topeka bridge
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say a plaque honoring a civil rights icon has been stolen from a Topeka bridge.
Police say the plaque was taken from a bridge named for Ken Marshall, the first black person elected to the Kansas Legislature from Topeka. The report was received Saturday but it's unclear when the plaque was stolen.
Topeka police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said the police report said the plaque was taken from the Ken Marshall bridge, where a similar plaque was stolen in August 2018.
High wait times at Atlanta airport 9 days before Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — The world's busiest airport is experiencing long wait times to get through security just nine days before it expects 150,000 out-of-town visitors for the Super Bowl.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had maximum wait times Thursday of 42 minutes, the highest of the nation's top 42 airports, The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Friday.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport had the second-longest wait time, of 19 minutes.
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Citing staff, security checkpoint closed at Maryland airport
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport says it expects "minimal, if any" problems for passengers since a security checkpoint closed because of staffing issues due to the federal government shutdown.
Defective bracket found on collapsed jet bridge at airport
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Investigators found a defective metal bracket on the jet bridge that collapsed and injured six people at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said Sunday.
Metal brackets will be replaced on the jet bridge that collapsed Saturday and on five other jet bridges made by the same manufacturer, the Maryland Department of Transportation said in a statement.
- The Florence Morning NewsCousins seek to find home for paintings of WWII leadersJune 7, 2019
- Connecticut PostProminent lawyer Michael Koskoff diesApril 24, 2019
- Houston ChronicleMissouri city officials honor Marshall football team, family of fallen teammateJanuary 25, 2019
- The Journal GazetteLocal charter school must close at year's endDecember 17, 2018
- The Journal GazetteMarshall Academy faces closureNovember 22, 2018
6 injured due to jet bridge ‘equipment failure’ at airport
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say six people have been injured after a "partial equipment failure" involving a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The airport tweeted that six people were taken to a hospital Saturday night with non-life-threatening injuries due to the incident at Gate E-10.
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George H.W. Bush’s legacy on racial issues is complicated
George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison.
On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin Powell as the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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- Globe NewswireThe Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI Boasts a Sophisticated New LookJune 20, 2019
- Globe NewswirePomerantz LLP and The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. Announce Proposed Class Action Settlement on Behalf of Purchasers of Securities of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC -- OZMOctober 26, 2018
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Officer suspended for taking gun on plane without permission
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland Transportation Authority police officer has been suspended after he allegedly took a gun onto an airplane without authorization.
The Latest: Civil rights leader wants Ferguson case reopened
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the mother of Michael Brown pressing Missouri's governor to reopen the investigation into the police shooting that killed her son in 2014 (all times local):
A national civil rights leader is joining calls to reopen the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says one of its first black students has died.
News outlets report J. Kenneth Lee died last week. A funeral for the 94-year-old was Monday in Greensboro.
The university says in a statement that Lee was one of four African-American students who helped integrate the campus. The four had joined a lawsuit filed in 1949 that led to the desegregation of the university's law school.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Supreme Court's term (all times local):
The Supreme Court has adjourned for the summer without any sign that a justice is retiring.
Chief Justice John Roberts announced Wednesday that the court would return to the bench on Monday, Oct. 1, when the new term begins.
Today in History for June 13th
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Boynton is a civil rights pioneer most people have never heard of.
History books tell the story of his lawyer Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice, and Rosa Parks, who wouldn't give up her bus seat to a white man. Many even recall Boynton's mother, Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was savagely beaten while demonstrating for voting rights in 1965 and was honored by then-President Barack Obama 50 years later.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida say a pickup truck hit their plane on the runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
News outlets report the airline released a statement saying "a ground vehicle came into contact with the aircraft" at BWI early Monday morning. The airline said no one on board the plane was injured. It's unclear whether the truck driver was injured.
IRVINGTON, N.J. — In 2013, Sandra Hayward quizzed the children she knew. What, she wondered, would convince them to spend a Saturday learning about Black history?
Snacks and the freedom to speak their minds, they said. She promised both and set to work.
Five years and thousands of bags of potato chips later, Hayward has created a monthly hub for Black history in this small city west of Newark.
Book offers compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history
If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long.
But McCall was real. His 28 years (1944-1972) as sheriff of Central Florida’s Lake County constituted a reign of terror over its Black residents, and many of its white ones, that defies belief but is spelled out by the historical records.
Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.
The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ceremony on May 12.
News outlets report Boseman will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, the university's highest honor.
A few months ago, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) was proud to welcome the presidents and chancellors from 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to Washington, D.C. for the second annual HBCU Fly-In held in conjunction with the leadership of Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who are both members of the very important, bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
The grade school that Linda Brown Thompson attended in Topeka, Kansas, was, like hundreds of others in the 1950s, racially segregated. While Linda’s parents were pleased with the quality of education she received, the school for blacks that she attended was 21 blocks from her home. Her father, Oliver Brown, found this objectionable. He sought to enroll his daughter at an all-white school, which was much closer. His request was denied. So Oliver Brown joined with other parents to mount a...
The girl whose case ended segregation in America's public schools has died.
Linda Brown was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the segregated schools of Topeka, Kansas. That case eventually became the landmark 1954 case Brown vs. the Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools as "inherently unequal."
Ms. Brown was 76.
The death was confirmed to the Topeka Capital-Journal on Monday by Ms. Brown's sister Cheryl Brown Henderson.
A number of white haired grannies are participating in the March for our Lives on Saturday March 24 starting at Wheeler Park at 10am. We have signed up with the nationwide indeed global marches in support of the young people in Parkland Florida who survived their high school shooting. These young people have spoken out, used their mad social media skills and organized this march.
Songwriter Diane Warren wants an Oscar already
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it.
"I am not going to say, 'I don't need to win. I don't care,'" Warren said in a phone interview. "I want to win. Come on, it's been eight times that I haven't."
For months, there has been speculation and anticipation over “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler’s epic interpretation of the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, about a Black super hero.
Now that the film is finally in theaters, I’m happy to report that it has absolutely lived up to the hype.
In 2015, as told on the Center for Advancing Opportunity website, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., then-president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, heard libertarian billionaire businessman Charles Koch, in a TV interview, discussing eliminating barriers to opportunity.
Taylor reached out to Koch, and the result was a Koch contribution of $25.6 million to the TMCF to establish the Center for Advancing Opportunity.
Today in History for January 24th
BWI Marshall Airport announces nonstop flights to Iceland
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Travelers looking to go to Iceland will be able to get nonstop flights from Baltimore starting this spring.
Icelandair announced Wednesday that it will operate four weekly roundtrip flights between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik beginning on May 28.
The airline had previously offered service at BWI before leaving a decade ago.