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  • Baltimore police dispatch officers to head off racial tensions at schools

    Baltimore police dispatch officers to head off racial tensions at schools
    Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve...
  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
  • L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal

    L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal
    Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins has resigned amid scrutiny surrounding the organization’s decision to give awards to disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In his letter of resignation Thursday evening, Jenkins said the “legacy,...
  • Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments

    Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments
    Michael Jordan, a Hall of Fame player who now owns an NBA franchise, issued a statement Sunday blasting Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged comments about African Americans. "I look at this from two perspectives -- as a current owner and a...
  • The future of the NAACP [Commentary]

    The future of the NAACP [Commentary]
    While Cornell William Brooks may be a surprising choice to lead the NAACP, it takes neither an Einstein nor a soothsayer to know what challenges lie ahead for the clergyman-lawyer little known beyond his social justice network in New Jersey. Three...
  • Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?

    Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?
    The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
  • Donald Sterling must apologize to L.A., city officials say

    The NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life was met with praise at Los Angeles City Hall, which continues to target the L.A. Clippers owner. "Today we feel like justice has begun to be served,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The L.A. City...
  • UConn Women's Heights Began in the Depths

    On Tuesday night, The University of Connecticut Women's Basketball program won a record ninth national championship, finishing the season 40-0. Ho hum. Cue the confetti. Throw a parade. Yeah, we almost take the excellence of the UConn women for granted,...
  • A legislative governor [Editorial]

    A legislative governor [Editorial]
    If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • The debt we owe racists [Commentary]

    The debt we owe racists [Commentary]
    The racist comments of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who wondered aloud if blacks were better off in slavery, and NBA owner Donald Sterling, who warned his Mexican and African-American girlfriend not to bring blacks to games played by his Los Angeles ...