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  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books
    To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, King would have marked his 86th birthday on Jan. 15.
  • Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure

    Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure
    Despite a loud and boisterous protest from a number of students who shut down a meeting of the Baltimore City school board for a time, the commissioners voted Wednesday night on a plan to close several city schools. Tre Murphy, 18, and six other...

    Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo

    Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo
    Angelica McKnight was sitting in her sixth-period Advanced Placement government class at Heritage High School one afternoon last month when she got the news. Under a proposal before the city school board, she and her classmates could lose their senior...

    Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures

    Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures
    Baltimore City School Commissioners got an earful Tuesday night from students, parents and community members about the plan to close six schools amid low enrollment and costruction plans. City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and many others donned a red...

    The Gin Bottle Race Riot

    The Gin Bottle Race Riot
    Half a century before protests and violence racked Ferguson, Mo., racial clashes in a south Chicago suburb followed a similarly tragic scenario. Both situations included petty shoplifting — allegedly cigars outside St. Louis, a bottle of gin in...