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  • Police need to be well-armed

    Kudos to Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez for having a round-table discussion recently with representatives of the local NAACP and heads of his first responder units. These meetings are important in keeping the lines of communication and trust open...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Flea market The Howard County NAACP Youth Council will host a fall flea market, craft and bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935. Bluegrass music Savage...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....
  • Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

    Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
    The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the...
  • Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest

    Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest
    Fulfilling a promise he made to hundreds of activists the night before, Cornel West on Monday did exactly what he came to Ferguson to do: He got arrested. The activist and academic was among a crowd of dozens of clergy and other demonstrators who...
  • Thousands Gather To Mourn Hartford Firefighter

    Thousands Gather To Mourn Hartford Firefighter
    BLOOMFIELD — The many facets of Kevin Bell's life — musician, devoted family man and Hartford firefighter — were remembered and honored Monday at his funeral at First Cathedral. Outside the church, as far as the eye could see, there...
  • 'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists

    'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists
    A raucous “Ferguson October” crowd turned a mass protest service on its head Sunday night, heckling the president of the NAACP and successfully demanding that young demonstrators get a place on stage to address an audience of hundreds....
  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    Performances by Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds highlighted Barbara Davis' biennual Carousel of Hope ball on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. But it was a pair of L.A. sports heroes who had the audience on its feet: Kareem...
  • GOP-backed limits on voting lead to spirited backlash from Democrats

    When the Supreme Court threw out part of the Voting Rights Act last year, many predicted it would bolster Republican efforts to tighten voting procedures in advance of this fall's election, particularly in the South. Already, more Americans than ever...
  • NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden

    NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden
    A Pompano Beach activist said he never endorsed Terry Williams-Edden for Broward County Commission District 2, contrary to what she told the Sun Sentinel.  Willie Lawson III, a former NAACP leader, saw his name in print Sunday, as one of the top three...