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  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • Westminster minister helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

    In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity

    BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity
    Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced the hiring of its fire-and-rescue department's first Hispanic fire chief Thursday, shortly after acknowledging that they had terminated its acting chief, an African-American, the day before. The hiring...
  • Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI

    Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI
    A national black firefighters association and African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County are criticizing state officials for allowing an all-white class of firefighter recruits at BWI Marshall Airport. The new class of firefighters, which started...
  • BWI fire chief to challenge his termination

    BWI fire chief to challenge his termination
    Gregory Lawrence said Monday he plans to appeal the Maryland Aviation Administration's decision last week to terminate him from his job as BWI Airport's acting fire chief. Lawrence, the first African-American to lead the airport fire department,...
  • Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate

    Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate
    Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
  • Let's kill all the lawyers [Editorial]

    Let's kill all the lawyers  [Editorial]
    On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
  • Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison

    Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison
    Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short...
  • Former NAACP CEO Benjamin Jealous to join West Coast venture capital firm

    Former NAACP CEO Benjamin Jealous to join West Coast venture capital firm
    Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who stepped down in December, is joining a West Coast venture capital firm specializing in startups that diversify the tech industry and aim to have a positive social impact. Jealous, who will continue to...
  • Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'

    Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'
    Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant. Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
  • Lime Kiln Middle student wins MLK essay contest [Fulton/Highland]

    Samantha Hall, an eighth grade student at Lime Kiln Middle School, submitted her essay to the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" essay contest. Students were asked to write and submit a personal essay, basing it on the legacy of Dr. King and...