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While many public school systems are gravitating toward the Web to reach audiences about programs, the Anne Arundel school system has turned to an older method to inform the public about its efforts to address purported educational disparities —...
Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72. Mr. Mitchell became the nation's youngest black legislator...
Leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People urged Maryland voters Monday to cast ballots in favor of same-sex marriage, saying it is a civil rights issue, not a theological one. Benjamin Jealous, national president the...
An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
Tags: Polls, John Lewis, Voting, Parties and Movements, Elections
Since 1794, the voters of Charm City have had the same political reality as most: a four-year ritual of choosing the most qualified mayoral and City Council candidates vying for their support, to serve a prescribed term understood by those very voters...
Bishop Willard E. Saunders Jr. quieted his Cherry Hill sanctuary Sunday morning, signaling for the music and the hallelujahs to stop so his words would come across clearly. "If something is perfect, it does not need changing," Saunders said, his image...
What do these people have in common — the president of the Towson Precinct's Police and Community Relations Council, a Stoneleigh teenager who goes to Notre Dame Preparatory School and the Baltimore County chief of police? Actually, a couple of...
Tags: Towson, Greenbrier, David Marks
On one side there's Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, saying marriage should not be redefined. On there other, President Barack Obama, the country's first black president, says he gays should be allowed to wed. Both sides...
Recent polls show that the margin of support for same-sex marriage has increased in recent weeks, with one survey showing that 57 percent of Maryland voters now say they're likely to support the state's same-sex marriage law if, as expected, it is put...
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Soccer Thunder Soccer Club is holding tryouts for its rising U-14 Girls WAGS Division I...
It is apparent that the NAACP has lost its moral compass because they feel they must stand with a black president and not their Christian roots when it comes to defining marriage and the rights and privileges associated with it ("Favoring equality," May...
Tags: Same-Sex Marriage
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