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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...
  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
  • Jealous' legacy at the NAACP is far from laudable [Letter]

    Jealous' legacy at the NAACP is far from laudable [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with your account on Ben Jealous' legacy as NAACP president, as well as with your reporter's poll of "civil rights leaders" called to vouch for the pick of Cornell William Brooks as Mr. Jealous' successor ("Attorney Cornell Brooks to...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
  • Ad hominem attacks [Commentary]

    Ad hominem attacks [Commentary]
    The next governor of Maryland has big shoes to fill. He or she will follow an administration that has made Maryland a model for effective, progressive governance. One of the candidates running for the position, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has served as the...
  • 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...
  • NAACP to cut national staff 7%, citing financial concerns

    NAACP to cut national staff 7%, citing financial concerns
    The NAACP will lay off 7 percent of its national staff as it continues to search for a permanent leader, a decision the civil rights organization says is necessary because of financial concerns. "Like many nonprofits in transition during a difficult...
  • 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....
  • 'Man Found Dying on B.&O. Embankment: dies While On Way to Ellicott City' [History Matters]

    May 1965 Youth in the news  County notes in the Times:  "Guilford: Six youths and nine adults from Howard County were delegated to the twenty-fifth annual Maryland State Conference of the NAACP branches on Saturday May 1, at Rockville. At the...
  • 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...
  • Bel Air hires marksmen to eliminate pigeons on roofs [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 26, 1964: More than 200 pigeons had taken up residence on the roofs of the courthouse and the Masonic Temple buildings in Bel Air 50 years ago this week. To address the problems the pigeon...
  • 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...