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Baltimore corporations: Follow Hopkins' lead

We, who have suffered the most from the sting of racism, cannot continue to stereotype all of Baltimore's corporate leaders. Over the past 38 years, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development or BUILD has had numerous strong disagreements with various Baltimore corporations ("Baltimore march...

  • No to Common Core and corporate classrooms

    No to Common Core and corporate classrooms

    After reading The Sun's editorial, "Ready for kindergarten?" (May 24), I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the absurdity of the editorial board's take on the Common Core and their belief that more vigorous testing and even earlier intervention is the answer to student success down the road.

  • Why aren't black leaders talking about personal responsibility?

    Why aren't black leaders talking about personal responsibility?

    Nothing will change until that happens.

  • A plague of protests

    A plague of protests

    Wednesday's articles about the traffic snarl created by protesters and the city's $20 million loss from the riots were both big news, but no one seems to have tied them together, especially the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant ("Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate,http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gridlock-20150526-story.html...

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  • The caliber of communication is in decline

    The caliber of communication is in decline

    Facebook and Twitter have recently been in the news — and not in a positive way. Some people actually are leaving social networking because they believe it is sharing too much, hence becoming embarrassing, and, more importantly, alienating them from real life.

  • O'Malley is better than Hillary Clinton. Here's why.

    O'Malley is better than Hillary Clinton. Here's why.

    There's a myth among Hillary Clinton supporters that decades of experience has made the former secretary of state the most pragmatic choice for president in 2016. And like most fairy tales, it conveniently glosses over the heroine's flaws: her 31,000-plus missing emails (the subject of a lawsuit...

  • Huckabee and the tradition of holy warriors of the left and right

    Huckabee and the tradition of holy warriors of the left and right

    Mike Huckabee doesn't have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job.

  • Renew the Ex-Im Bank's charter

    The relatively unknown Export-Import Bank is a loan guaranty entity of the federal government that assists U.S. companies to grow their export of products. Founded in 1934 as a part of the New Deal legislation, the bank's charter has been renewed on a bi-partisan basis without controversy since...

  • Racism is a spiritual issue

    Racism is a spiritual issue

    More than 1,500 United Methodists representing the 641 churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are gathered in Baltimore for our annual meeting right now. We will be about the business of the church, but in our holy conferencing, the echoes of racism and injustice will tug at our souls.

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  • Baltimore needs an independent investigation into the handling of the riots

    Baltimore needs an independent investigation into the handling of the riots

    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts took the unusual step Thursday of personally apologizing to the officers under his command for decisions he made that put them in harm's way during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Despite the existence of an audiotape of the remarks,...

  • Does O'Malley have what it takes to be president?

    Does O'Malley have what it takes to be president?

    We don’t wish to be presumptuous, but we have a suspicion that former Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t holding a big event on Federal Hill Saturday to announce he’s giving up politics and endorsing Hillary Clinton. Rather, it appears all but certain that he’s going to do what a lot of people around town...

  • Hogan's softer road

    Hogan's softer road

    Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan essentially wrapped up the 2015 legislative calendar by deciding the fate of some of the more controversial bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. While one can debate the merits of some of his individual choices — whether to veto, sign or embrace the...

  • Baltimore is not Cleveland

    Baltimore is not Cleveland

    If there was one incident that was the catalyst for the U.S. Justice Department's investigation of Cleveland police's practices and the consent decree officials announced there, it was a massive display of police force. A car backfired while driving past a police station, and officers, thinking...

  • A misguided protest

    A misguided protest

    Commuters driving into Baltimore from the south today were understandably chagrined to find themselves stuck in unusually heavy traffic that extended from the beltway all the way into downtown. The cause? A demonstration led by the Rev. Jamal Bryant that blocked the city's major arteries in protest...

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  • Grand vision for a revitalized Baltimore

    Grand vision for a revitalized Baltimore

    Payments in lieu of taxes, the economic incentives given to developers for investing in taxable infrastructure that creates a public benefit, can be creatively reconstituted to help eliminate the racial and economic disparities in urban America.

  • The best alternative to parallel parking

    The best alternative to parallel parking

    As a traffic consultant, I felt it was important to express an opinion about removing parallel parking on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration drivers test ("Goodbye, parallel parking," May 21).

  • Homeless vets deserve better

    Homeless vets deserve better

    Surely Baltimore can be proud to host an event that raises money for veterans experiencing homelessness ("Charity race helps homeless vets," May 25). Yet the story includes two ironies. The larger one concerns the need for events such this race. Our political leaders are far more eager to risk...

  • Pre-K must be a higher priority

    Pre-K must be a higher priority

    Pre-kindergarten "gave the children a taste of what was coming," declares S. Sufrin, a kindergarten teacher at Arlington Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore. ("New assessments show half of Maryland's students ready for kindergarten," May 20)

  • Clean out City Hall

    Clean out City Hall

    Do any of those idiots working out of the mayor's office still believe that they are "in control" of Baltimore? Do they have any idea as to what is actually happening there? Are they for real ("Can Batts get the job done?" May 21)?

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