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  • New leadership at the NAACP [Editorial]

    Cornell Brooks is inheriting the leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at a time when the nation's oldest civil rights organization is experiencing a resurgence of influence and membership in its long struggle for...
  • Columbia knitting group meets third Mondays

    Columbia knitting group meets third Mondays
    These groups meet regularly. Acupuncture Happy Hour — First and third Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Relax and recharge with 20 minutes of auricular (ear) acupuncture. Classical Acupuncture and Healing Center, 8821 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 5, Columbia....
  • Digital Harbor is diverse, united

    Digital Harbor is diverse, united
    Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship. Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students...
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • NAACP is a fading force [Letter]

    NAACP is a fading force [Letter]
    Thank goodness someone from the African-American community has spoken up about the leadership and the fading star of the NAACP ("Jealous' legacy at the NAACP is far from laudable," May 21). Until there is new leadership and one who refuses to be a pawn of...
  • At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored

    At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored
    For the second time this week, family and friends of Oscar Torres gathered in public Friday to mourn his death, worrying, they say, that without holding vigils his killing will be forgotten and the person who shot him during a robbery will go free....
  • Stop the fighting [Editorial]

    Baltimore police deployed extra officers around Digital Harbor High School in Federal Hill and a handful of other schools this week to ensure students' safety in the wake of recent threats and violent attacks against Latino students. The beefed-up...
  • Baltimore police dispatch officers to head off racial tensions at schools

    Baltimore police dispatch officers to head off racial tensions at schools
    Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve...
  • Perkins fields criticism for plan to reorganize office monitoring minority achievement

    Perkins fields criticism for plan to reorganize office monitoring minority achievement
    A plan by Anne Arundel County school officials to realign an office that monitors minority achievement prompted tense moments during Wednesday's school board meeting, heightened by a former school board member referring to interim Superintendent Mamie...
  • Don't punish private thoughts [Letter]

    Don't punish private thoughts [Letter]
    There's much ado about the situation regarding Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Clippers ("What about Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights?" April 29). Many years ago, Mr. Sterling was slapped with a lawsuit for discriminating against minorities in...
  • Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]

    Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]
    Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...