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  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    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...
  • Gansler's gaffe

    Gansler's gaffe
    We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
  • Annapolis elections officials defer decision on alderman's candidacy

    Annapolis elections officials defer decision on alderman's candidacy
    Annapolis elections officials are expected to decide Friday whether Alderman Kenneth Kirby meets requirements to run for re-election this fall. Kirby's residency has been questioned by some residents, and members of the Board of Supervisors of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Havre de Grace High Hall of Fame names four inductees for 2013

    Havre de Grace High Hall of Fame names four inductees for 2013
    Mark P. Becker, Bert J. Hash Jr., Robert "Bobby" Parker and Clark Turner have been announced as the Class of 2013 of the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame. "We are very excited to add these distinguished alumni to our Hall of Fame," said Richard...
  • Organizers hope Saturday's Edgewoodstock energizes Edgewood

    Edgewood Recreation Park should be hopping with the sounds of music and spoken-word poetry Saturday, when organizers the first "Edgewoodstock" hope to bring a day full of music and arts to the Edgewood area. The free event is expected to draw about...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...