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  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous
    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 Advancement of Colored People, America's oldest and best known civil rights group, was in disarray. It's last president and CEO had abruptly quit, and it had laid off half of its staff to balance the books. Its membership and relevance in what many were heralding as a post-racial America seemed destined to wane, and one of the defining institutions of the 20th century had no sure place in the 21st.
  • Ivey touts Prince George's connection in her campaign

    Ivey touts Prince George's connection in her campaign
    The budding political career of Jolene Ivey began when she was elected class representative as a senior at High Point High in Beltsville in 1978. "It was the first time I ran for anything. You would have thought I was running for president of the United...

    Crime and racial politics

    Crime and racial politics
    The statistics Thomas F. Schaller quoted about murder cases and drug arrests have to be flawed, I think ("A welcome call for soul-searching about race," July 24). I am willing to bet that what drives them are that the blacks on trial for murder and...

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case
    Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)? It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...

    American apartheid? Charges of racism go too far

    American apartheid? Charges of racism go too far
    I was mostly OK with the commentary by Lawrence Brown until the Open Society Institute fellow blamed all problems of the African-American community on "the full apparatus of American apartheid" ("Trayvon and Brandon," July 23). I assume he was alluding to...