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  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget issues.
  • U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]

    U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]
    A recent news brief describing how the U.S. and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops should come as no surprise...

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...

    School system considers buying Carrs Mill bridge to aid in redistricting [25 years ago]

    From The Aegis dated Dec. 22, 1988: The Harford County public school system was considering 25 years ago this week buying a bridge on Carrs Mill Road, for $1, that would help it with redistricting. The old steel, single-lane bridge over Winters Run...

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...