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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Big government liberals will never abide school vouchers [Letter]

    Big government liberals will never abide school vouchers [Letter]
    The use of vouchers makes so much sense, but The Sun and other liberal organizations will never fully back them since they give the poor an opportunity to become "haves" and diminishes the government's control of the "have nots" ("An open letter to the...
  • 'What the community wants' for schools is basis for budget

    'What the community wants' for schools is basis for budget
    Members of the community must determine what they want their school system to be in the coming years, and to let local leaders know how education funds should be spent according to those priorities, Harford County Public Schools officials stressed again...
  • Retired detectives will review Anne Arundel cases

    Retired detectives will review Anne Arundel cases
    Anne Arundel County police are expected to announce Wednesday they're forming a team of retired detectives that will bring a "fresh set of eyes" to county cases that are unresolved or have been questioned. One of the first cases to be reviewed will be...
  • NAACP Youth Council encourages a healthy Howard

    NAACP Youth Council encourages a healthy Howard
    The Howard County NAACP Youth Council hosted a community health fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ridgely Run Community Center in Jessup. "It was an event to empower and to educate the community about health issues and concerns and provide preventative...
  • 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...
  • Affordable Care Act forum planned in Harford NAACP on Nov. 2

    The Harford County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a countywide Affordable Care Act health forum on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 700 N. Post Road in Aberdeen. The...
  • Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]

    Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]
    Monday is Veterans Day, a day to pause and remember that the freedoms we enjoy have been paid for by the service in harm's way of our country's nearly 22 million veterans. "African-Americans have served in all of America's wars," according to local...
  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat

    Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat
    Longtime Baltimore civil rights leader Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham will make it official Tuesday night that he is running for the House of Delegates from a Baltimore district represented by three incumbent Democrats. Cheatham, former president of the...