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  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots

    'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots
    "Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits — they come from his wife. "Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
  • Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat

    Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat
    Longtime Baltimore civil rights leader Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham will make it official Tuesday night that he is running for the House of Delegates from a Baltimore district represented by three incumbent Democrats. Cheatham, former president of the...
  • Westminster celebrates its diversity at annual block party [Column]

    Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Dr. Darcel Harris was all smiles last Sunday as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for more than 300 attendees at the 11th annual...
  • We all still have a dream, 50 years after Dr. King's speech [Column]

    Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP were among the tens of thousands on the National Mall, at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 24 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. It was on...
  • What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems

     What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems
    I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
  • NAACP begins search to replace Jealous

    NAACP begins search to replace Jealous
    The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
  • O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore

     O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off. The governor has brought up the connection between the two...