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  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

    McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement
    Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the...
  • NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader

    NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader
    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...
  • NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too

    NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too
    Baltimore's NAACP president said the city's gun violence affects a wide range of residents, even if the victims themselves tend to be involved in the drug trade.  On Monday, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said gun violence was "localized" and "not...
  • The case for keeping 'Redskins'

    The case for keeping 'Redskins'
    "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,...
  • Main Street businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters [Ellicott City]

    Main Street businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters [Ellicott City]
    Calling all little ghosts and goblins! The Historic Ellicott City store owners welcome costumed kids and their families to a free evening of trick-or-treating on Main Street. Visit participating shops on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p....
  • Ben Jealous was a visionary leader [Letter]

    Ben Jealous was a visionary leader [Letter]
    It is my honor and distinct pleasure on behalf of the Baltimore City NAACP to thank The Sun for its selection of former national president and CEO Benjamin Jealous as the 2013 Marylander of the Year ("Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous," Dec....
  • 'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]

    'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
  • White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel

    White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel
    Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County. These days, White is busy...
  • Columbia knitting group meets third Mondays

    These groups meet regularly. Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156, American Legion — Third Thursday, 7 p.m. VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. Edward A. Hall, commander, Post 156, ehall@telecomxchange.com or 410-340-7892; John Horan,...
  • NAACP Youth Council encourages a healthy Howard

    NAACP Youth Council encourages a healthy Howard
    The Howard County NAACP Youth Council hosted a community health fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ridgely Run Community Center in Jessup. "It was an event to empower and to educate the community about health issues and concerns and provide preventative...