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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination

    Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination
    In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
  • Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play

    Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play
    Despite the ongoing public controversy about it, Harford County's $50 pay-to-play fee to participate in athletics is having little apparent impact on the players themselves. According to a public schools spokesperson, there are 3,050 students on the...
  • Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case
    Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)? It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...
  • Westminster celebrates diversity at Tristreet block party

    Westminster celebrates diversity at Tristreet block party
    Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Darcel Harris was all smiles Sept. 15 as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for over 300 folks who attended the 11th annual Pennsylvania...
  • The case for keeping 'Redskins'

    The case for keeping 'Redskins'
    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...
  • NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader

    NAACP names former U.S. House clerk as interim leader
    The NAACP last week named former U.S. House of Representatives clerk Lorraine Miller as its interim president and CEO while it begins a permanent replacement for outgoing leader Benjamin Todd Jealous. The Baltimore-based 104-year-old civil rights...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • Howard County Council needs to consider history of Rosa Bonheur [Letter]

    What is Rosa Bonheur? It is a unique, historic cemetery, established in 1935, off of Route 1 in Elkridge. Rosa Bonheur is named after the world renowned 19th-century French painter, Rosalie Bonheur, a lover of lover and painter of animals. Her works...
  • Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity

    Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity
    After being criticized for having a nearly all-white recruit class this summer, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department unveiled this week a new plan for improving diversity in hiring. Officials say the department's recruitment plan includes several...