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Sharpton calls for march to fix ‘broken system’

Civil-rights leaders called for a national march and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about how police can avoid confrontations a day after the U.S. Justice Department began investigating the death of a black Staten Island man choked by a white police officer.

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Editorial: After Ferguson

We still don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, the night of Aug. 9. What we do know is that the events that transpired after the shooting death of Michael Brown are raising sobering issues that go well beyond a small suburban community in the Midwest, issues that should be pondered in this state, too.

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Just how many Indians think ‘Redskins’ is a slur?

The name of a certain pro football team in Washington, D.C., has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even a presidential nudge. Yet behind the headlines, it’s unclear how many Native Americans think “Redskins” is a racial slur. ...

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State to look into alleged racism in A.A. Co. dept.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland health officials will investigate allegations of racism against the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, the health secretary said Wednesday. Dr. Angela Wakhweya, who is black, was fired as county health officer by the county council in ...

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Police settle suit claiming racially motivated stop

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $55,000 settlement with a Philadelphia man who claimed state troopers stopped him three times in two months because he is black and then pursued trumped-up charges that cost him 20 days in jail after he filed a Public Information Act request for details of the traffic stops.

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Army engineer in Md. on leave after racism charge

EDGEWOOD — The Army says it has put a civilian researcher in Edgewood on paid administrative leave while it investigates a watchdog group’s assertion that he is a “white nationalist.” The Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center said Friday that it ...

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Week in review: 6/16/11

Convention center project continues Overshadowed by plans for an expansion and a new hotel and arena, a $24.4 million renovation of the Baltimore Convention Center continues. The upgrade includes features to make it more energy- and water-efficient. Interior changes include new ...

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Lawsuit filed by former restaurant owners alleges racism by landlord

The former owners of a defunct Owings Mills bar and grill have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd., claiming the Baltimore-area landlord drove them out of business as more blacks frequented the restaurant. Cibo ...

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