Diversity movers & shakers


where diversity matters


UMD students boycotted classes to protest President Trump's immigration order while seeking more action from University President Loh.

Councilmember Nancy Navarro

Montgomery County reassures immigrants Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council issued a joint statement reaffirming the county’s policy of not enforcing federal immigration law, nor inquiring about a person’s immigration status when individuals are stopped, nor target individuals based on their ethnicity, race, or religious beliefs.

Latina councilmember is outraged over Trump's immigration order
Calling it "punitive action," Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro expressed outrage over President Trump's decision to "single-handedly obliterate protections for many of our residents who are working hard for a better life in our County and in counties and cities across America." She added: “...it is an affront to our way of life in Montgomery County. His rhetoric has become reality, and we have to stand up for all of our residents.”

Leggett vetoes $15/hr minimum wage Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett "reluctantly" vetoed a $15/hr minimum wage. In a memo, he cited his reservations about "the time, circumstances and conditions" of the legislation which the county council passed with a 5-4 vote.

Race in America: Past & Present
Part 1: America's 20th Century slavery: The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.    

Part 2: Emmett and Trayvon: How racial prejudice has changed

Part 3: A House divided: Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth than whites at the same income level?

Part 8: The new white Negro: Is family breakdown now biracial?

Opinions & Editorials

William Reed: Stop dallying around about "the debt"


Jesse Jackson Sr.: Trump shows he revels in dangerous chaos


Raynard Jackson: 6 Black Republicans Trump should consider for his cabinet


Dr. Barbara Reynolds: Remembering Coretta Scott King

Marc Morial: Foreign influence

Cong. Robin Kelly: The Path Forward


Millicent Gorham: Don't increase co-payments for the vulnerable

Where are they now?
Herman Taylor Jr., one of Montgomery County's first African Americans elected to the state legislature, serves on the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation board. He also heads a Minority Business Council.
Doug Duncan, former Montgomery County executive, is now president/CEO of the Greater Washington Leadership Conference.

Public Pursuits: Who's Who
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Cong. Jamie Raskin (D-8th Dist.)
Cong. Anthony Brown (D-4th Dist)
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Jheanelle Wilkins, Md. State Delegate, Dist. 20
Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
Obie Patterson, Pr. George's County Council
Andrea Harrison, Prince George's County Council
Julian Norment, African American Liaison, Montgomery County