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  • 5 former candidates back Tarrant's write-in campaign against Conaway

    5 former candidates back Tarrant's write-in campaign against Conaway
    Five Baltimore Democrats who lost to state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. in this year's primary election are asking voters to support a write-in candidate after Conaway posted a series of rambling videos online in which he referred to himself as "meta,"...
  • Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention

    Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention
    The NAACP will hold its 2017 national convention in Baltimore, the nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Wednesday. The decision could mean an economic boost of as much as $10 million to the city two summers from now. Officials with the...
  • Hampton NAACP to host Community Education Forum with schools superintendent Nov. 3

    Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette will discuss education issues at a Community Education Forum hosted by the Hampton NAACP on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 94 Lincoln St. The event is free and open to the public....
  • Two challenge Wittman in 1st District

    U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Stafford, faces two challengers Tuesday for his seat in Virginia's 1st Congressional District. Democrat Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker are attempting to unseat Wittman, who is serving his third term...
  • A dozen apply for ex-Bethlehem Councilwoman Karen Dolan's seat

    A dozen apply for ex-Bethlehem Councilwoman Karen Dolan's seat
    A dozen people — including a former City Council solicitor, former concert promoter and the president of the city's NAACP — have applied to fill the Bethlehem City Council seat vacated by Karen Dolan when she resigned in the wake of a scathing...
  • Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse

    Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse
    The brownstones of New York City's West Village shine under the stage lights inside the Pasadena Playhouse during a recent tech rehearsal for "Stop Kiss." An Asian American woman and an African American woman giggle over a take-out menu in a cozy living...
  • Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum

    Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum
    HAMPTON—Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette explained how changes to Standards of Learning tests have led to lower student scores across Virginia, including Hampton, as part of Monday's Community Education Forum. Approximately...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • Hampton schools superintendent to retire in June

    Hampton schools superintendent to retire in June
    Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette will retire in June, the school district announced in a statement Thursday. She has worked for the school district for 41 years, including the past five as superintendent. The Hampton School Board...
  • Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court

    Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court
    A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...