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  • Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents

    Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents
    Hampton University students, escorted by the Hampton Police Division, marched from campus to City Hall on Thursday, holding signs and chanting in protest of recent national incidents involving police and citizens. “Hands up, don’t shoot!&...
  • Hampton NAACP holding vigil Tuesday in response to Ferguson unrest

    The Hampton Branch of the NAACP will hold a "Vigil for Peace and Justice" at noon on Tuesday so members of the community can gather as a peaceful protest to the announcement that a grand jury will not indict a white Missouri police officer for shooting an...
  • Texas school board member apologizes for Klan image in Facebook post

    A member of an East Texas school board has apologized and intends to resign after posting on his Facebook page a picture of a person in Ku Klux Klan attire along with the caption "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." The Hooks Independent School...
  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Redistricting Redux in the courtroom

    Redistricting Redux in the courtroom
    TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • City Hall ceremony marks 30th anniversary of Sikh genocide

    Norwich community leaders joined with members of the local and statewide Sikh community Nov. 22 for a solemn memorial service at City Hall, remembering the thousands of innocent victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide in India. The event featured speeches,...
  • Three Ferguson protests planned for Tuesday in Baltimore

    Three Ferguson protests planned for Tuesday in Baltimore
    As angry crowds took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country Monday night to protest the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, Baltimore was quiet — though several rallies were...
  • Who's next?

    Who's next?
    What Marylander had the biggest impact on the state in 2014? The Sun is asking for your nominations for the 2014 Marylander of the Year. Please send them to talkback@baltimoresun.com and include "Marylander of the Year" in the subject line. We'll announce...
  • Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets

    Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets
    Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Baltimore to voice frustration and solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., marching through downtown streets and shutting down the entrance to Interstate 83. At Morgan State University, students blocked...
  • Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias

    Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias
    As the Baltimore Police Department seeks to eliminate a wide gulf of community distrust, officers are undergoing training to address racial biases that could taint the way they deal with residents. Since April, more than 200 officers have been trained...