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Elijah Cummings' powerful voice and heavy heart
Elijah Cummings' powerful voice and heavy heart

I don't know if he could ever stop teenagers from doing stupid and violent things, but, if any man could command attention — and even persuade his fellow citizens to keep the protests of Freddie Gray's death in the days ahead forceful but peaceful — it's the 64-year-old congressman who stood front and center to make such a plea Sunday at Bethel AME Church in West Baltimore. The same man spoke the next day with urgency and eloquence at Gray's funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church. Elijah E. Cummings has a big voice that streams up from the streets of Baltimore and through his heart. He's a long-time warrior for justice. He speaks truth to power even as...