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  • 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...
  • Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate

    Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate
    Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
  • BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity

    BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity
    Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced the hiring of its fire-and-rescue department's first Hispanic fire chief Thursday, shortly after acknowledging that they had terminated its acting chief, an African-American, the day before. The hiring...
  • Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI

    Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI
    A national black firefighters association and African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County are criticizing state officials for allowing an all-white class of firefighter recruits at BWI Marshall Airport. The new class of firefighters, which started...
  • BWI fire chief to challenge his termination

    BWI fire chief to challenge his termination
    Gregory Lawrence said Monday he plans to appeal the Maryland Aviation Administration's decision last week to terminate him from his job as BWI Airport's acting fire chief. Lawrence, the first African-American to lead the airport fire department,...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • 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...