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  • City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]

    City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]
    Unfortunately, The Sun's recent article outlining a consultant's report on the police department that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very initiatives many of its state legislators had already...
  • NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader

    NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader
    The NAACP last week named former U.S. House of Representatives clerk Lorraine Miller as its interim president and CEO while it begins a permanent replacement for outgoing leader Benjamin Todd Jealous. The Baltimore-based 104-year-old civil rights...
  • The case for keeping 'Redskins'

    The case for keeping 'Redskins'
    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
  • Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]

    Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
    Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
  • Lewis museum woes: Sad but not surprising

    While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired. As a...
  • NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'

    NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'
    The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsored its third Fighting the Hunger event Sunday, Nov. 24, at Ridgley's Run Community Center in Jessup. "This is our way of giving back to the community by providing a meal, clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries...
  • Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed [Letter]

    Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed  [Letter]
    Bill Marker's letter to the editor concerning a recent commentary by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right on ("Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many," Nov. 21). When I read Mr. Ehrlich's column ("An open letter to the NAACP,"...
  • Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

    Roland Park Country School to open public charter school
    Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015. Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
  • Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many [Letter]

    Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many  [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. apparently just doesn't get it. He wants the NAACP ("An open letter to the NAACP," Nov. 17) to support government funding of a few young people so they can escape their communities like the Arbutus he used to call home. Some of us...
  • Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history

    Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history
    For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility. The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
  • On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU

    On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday he is in "strong agreement" with concerns raised by the ACLU over how his agency tracks its officers' interactions with citizens. The civil liberties group released department data that showed...