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  • 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...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...
  • Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader

    Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader
    Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the...
  • Aberdeen officials give woman time to make new plan for 'historic' home

    Aberdeen officials give woman time to make new plan for 'historic' home
    Aberdeen city officials say they are giving Janice Grant another chance to fix up her family's dilapidated home, which she says has historic value. A court order staying the demolition of the boarded-up home, in the 400 block of Edmund Street, was set...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • 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...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • 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....
  • Arundel fire, police chiefs pledge more diversity

    Arundel fire, police chiefs pledge more diversity
    The chiefs of Anne Arundel's fire and police departments told state lawmakers Friday that they're working to increase diversity within their ranks. Police Chief Kevin Davis and Fire Chief Michael Cox outlined recruitment plans at the request of delegates...
  • Schools' disciplinary policies have been hijacked by leftists [Letter]

    The State Board of Education passed a new school discipline policy that will have far-reaching effects on every subdivision in Maryland. Your editorial in support of the new policy was both predictable and disheartening ("Keep them in class," Jan. 29)....
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 16 Dance concert Misako Ballet Company presents "Spring Collage" at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Concert will showcase diverse cultures and styles of dance. Tickets are $15....