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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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • 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...
  • Dr. King's dream lives on in Harford County

    Dr. King's dream lives on in Harford County
    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and the late Harford County civil rights leader Joseph Bond, the Harford County Human Relations is hosting a humanitarian luncheon Tuesday at Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp. The humanitarian luncheon, is one of...
  • Bel Air High senior's essay on Dr. King wins top prize in Harford contest

    Bel Air High senior's essay on Dr. King wins top prize in Harford contest
    High school seniors Alejandra Huezo, of Bel Air, and Malik Tyler, of Joppatowne, were honored as the 2014 Humanitarian Award essay winners for Harford County Tuesday. Alejandra, 18, and Malik, 17, were the respective first- and second-place winners in...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'

    NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'
    The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsored its third Fighting the Hunger event Sunday, Nov. 24, at Ridgley's Run Community Center in Jessup. "This is our way of giving back to the community by providing a meal, clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries...