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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 50 monologues expose 'My America' at Center Stage

    50 monologues expose 'My America' at Center Stage
    When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son. "As I was starting to find my...
  • Power chords and gunny sack races at annual Charles Village festival

    Power chords and gunny sack races at annual Charles Village festival
    On an open-air stage at Howard and 29th streets Saturday, June 1, three teenagers, including a Gilman School student, banged out original songs and classic rock for an appreciative crowd. Below street level, in the lower Wyman Park Dell, children...
  • Make death penalty quicker, cheaper and more effective

    Amnesty International's Frank Jannuzi wrote one of those letters that causes me to ask, "Where do I begin to answer?" ("Time to repeal Maryland's death penalty," Jan. 8). In the second paragraph, he alludes to the fact that imposition of the death...
  • Shouldn't we strive for a more enlightened justice system than China?

    In response to Major Robert Di Stefano's Jan. 9 letter ("Make death penalty quicker, cheaper and more effective"): As a 21-year resident of central Baltimore, let me first thank the major for his service and for helping to keep me and my family safe. On...
  • Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial

    Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him. By...
  • Psychiatrists recommended easing of Manning custody, official testifies

    Psychiatrists recommended easing of Manning custody, official testifies
    The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...
  • Does GOP want more war?

    In his recent column, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) believes he has shown that weakness is an integral part of the Obama administration's foreign policy. While it is true that the government...