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  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Allentown students recognized for essay writing

     
    On March 26, 17 Allentown School District middle and elementary students will be recognized for their award-winning essays at the District’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Writing Contest. Students, their families, NAACP and Allentown...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist/songwriter, TV talent show winner, Broadway singer, more set for ArtsQuest Center

     
    The founder of a 1960s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band who also has had a successful solo career will play a show at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, it was just announced. So will the winner......
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • NAACP is a fading force [Letter]

    NAACP is a fading force [Letter]
    Thank goodness someone from the African-American community has spoken up about the leadership and the fading star of the NAACP ("Jealous' legacy at the NAACP is far from laudable," May 21). Until there is new leadership and one who refuses to be a pawn of...
  • Different standards for different students

     Different standards for different students
    Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for...
  • Calif. Senate votes to reduce penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    The state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would reduce the penalty for possession of crack cocaine for sale to the same as that for powder cocaine and make it easier to get probation for both. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...
  • Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone are the cutest couple ever on 'SNL'

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone are the cutest couple ever on 'SNL'
    How are Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone like puppies? The answer is, like cute baby animals, they’re both adorable on their own, but their winsomeness grows exponentially when they’re together. This was demonstrated on “Saturday Night...
  • Thom Tillis' North Carolina win is a victory for a redefined GOP

    In the battle between the GOP establishment and the tea party, Thom Tillis' nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina scored a win for party elders who are trying to exert control over the elections and wrest the chamber from Democrats....