| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Dr. Darcel Harris was all smiles last Sunday as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for more than 300 attendees at the 11th annual...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
These groups meet regularly.
The Bet Aviv Camera Club — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about the many facets of photography. Meetings appeal to photographers of all skill and experience levels. Oakland Mills Meeting House, in Columbia. 410-992-7498...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright.
Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:02 PM
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.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"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,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you.
The new law tightening the state's curb...