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  • Unfinished business

     Unfinished business
    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country — black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and...
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • Ben Carson says he was targeted by the IRS over his beliefs

    Ben Carson says he was targeted by the IRS over his beliefs
    Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson said this week he believes he was targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service because of his vocal opposition to the Obama administration. Carson said he had only his suspicions to go on, but this year...
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women

    Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women
    Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
  • Arundel apologizes after students shown test during lesson on racial differences

    Arundel apologizes after students shown test during lesson on racial differences
    A test shown to Arundel High School students as part of a lesson about differences in racial perception raised objections from parents and prompted apologies from the Anne Arundel County school system, officials acknowledged Thursday. According to an...
  • Lewis museum woes: Sad but not surprising

    While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired. As a...
  • Why we still march

    Why we still march
    Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
  • Harford public information officer wins NAACP award for service

    Harford County Government Public Information Officer Sherrie Johnson received the John H. Murphy Award for excellence in journalism. Johnson was honored Saturday during the 2013 NAACP Freedom Fighter Awards Breakfast. Johnson and several others...
  • O'Malley names new top lobbyist

    O'Malley names new top lobbyist
    Gov. Martin O'Malley this week announced his longtime aide Jeanne Hitchcock will lead his lobbying efforts during his final year in office. Hitchcock, who will also keep her role as secretary of appointments, will take over as chief legislative officer....
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...
  • Harford residents recall March on Washington 50 years later

    Harford residents recall March on Washington 50 years later
    For Aberdeen resident Janice Grant, it meant feeling like a real American for the first time. Before the 1963 March on Washington, the longtime civil rights activist had grown up knowing there were things she could not do because she was black. When...
  • We still have a dream 50 years after Dr. King's speech [Eagle Archives]

    We still have a dream 50 years after Dr. King's speech [Eagle Archives]
    Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands Saturday at the National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington....