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NAACP head to give keynote at LGBT conference

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will deliver the keynote speech at a national conference on rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Jealous is scheduled to speak at the conference Thursday night in Baltimore. Under Jealous, the National Association ...

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NAACP president calls for end of Md. death penalty

ANNAPOLIS — NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Tuesday that Maryland needs to abolish capital punishment to help lead the way in ending it in other states, and he believes the September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last year has ...

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Community groups want to move Baltimore elections

Every four years, Baltimore City hogs the Election Day spotlight in Maryland by default. A alliance of community groups wants to change that. The Baltimore Election Change Coalition will kick off its campaign Monday to sync the city’s election calendar with ...

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Casino changes upset minority groups

A collection of minority groups is protesting changes the state made to requirements for casino developers eyeing the gaming license up for grabs in Baltimore. Last month, the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission stripped explicit minority business enterprise benchmarks from ...

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