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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....