| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress.
While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Unfortunately, The Sun's recent article outlining a consultant's report on the police department that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very initiatives many of its state legislators had already...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Morgan State University officials not only had the right but the duty to sanction a campus fraternity for rejecting a student's membership application because he was gay. Much of the ethos of college Greek organizations lies in the pride they take in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke.
The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...