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By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 4, 2007
Apparently, it comes as quite a surprise to some people that Sen. Barack Obama is black. I'm driven to this realization by the response to a recent column in which I referred to the senator as African-American. Many people wrote to correct me on that. Among the most memorable was a guy who said: "I heard his dad was a radical Muslim from Africa and his mom was a white atheist from Kansas City. If that be the case, wouldn't he be half a black man and half a white man? If he's a half-breed, shouldn't you do a correction?"
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August 22, 2014
What is happening now in Ferguson is just unnecessary ( "Baltimore demonstrators to protest again for Ferguson," Aug. 20). Rioting and looting is not a response to the death of Michael Brown. It's simply an excuse for some to commit crimes for their own benefit. Video has shown that Mr. Brown used his size to intimidate a business owner after taking cigars without paying. No one can deny this video. His being shot six times was unnecessary and not based on his theft. All of this turmoil is due to a white policeman shooting a black man. We see blacks killing blacks every day in every city in this country.
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By Peter Hermann | February 4, 1996
It had all the trappings of a racially explosive case: A black robber opens fire on an innocent white couple in a Southwest Baltimore park, the woman is fatally wounded by six bullets and her boyfriend suffers a thigh wound.But within 48 hours the case was solved: The boyfriend, Robert Harris, 23, was charged with paying $20,000 to an alleged hit man, Russell Raymond Brill, 22, of Arbutus.Police said Mr. Harris staged the robbery to collect a $150,000 life insurance policy on his fiancee, Teresa McLeod, 27. In fact, Ms. McLeod's 9-year-old son was the beneficiary.
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BY ERIKA BUTLER and ALLAN VOUGHT | July 16, 2014
Police are trying to determine if the same person robbed three Harford 7-Eleven stores, one of them twice, and a Havre de Grace convenience store within the past week. An arrest has been made in the most recent robbery, of the EZ Quick convenience store in the 800 bock of Revolution Street in Havre de Grace, which happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police are looking to see if the suspect is linked to four other robberies in the last week. The 7-Eleven in the 1300 block of James Way in Belcamp was robbed on July 9 and again Tuesday; the 7-Eleven in the 600 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard was robbed on July 13 and the 7-Eleven in the 700 block of West Bel Air Avenue was robbed on July 10. "We are looking into any connections among the five," Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said Tuesday.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
ROCKVILLE -- Lawyers for the family of a black man shot to death last month by a white Montgomery County police officer met yesterday with county officials -- including the insurance risk manager. Johnnie Cochran, William H. Murphy Jr. and Walter Blair held a private meeting with County Council President Isiah Leggett, two weeks after Blair said they would be filing a "mega-lawsuit" against the county on behalf of the wife and children of Junious Roberts. After the meeting, the lawyers declined to say whether their visit signaled the possibility of a settlement.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1996
When he was a much younger man, Leon Gilbert often quoted a line from "Othello" to his daughter: "I have done the state some service," he would recite, "and they know 't."Leon Gilbert is an old man now; his heart is bad, his kidneys no longer functioning. But Othello's declaration still resounds in his mind, a protest against all he has suffered and all he has lost. "I have done the state some service."He is sitting in his weary little rowhouse in York, Pa., but his eyes no longer see anything in this dim, wood-paneled room.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1996
Sam Fulwood III, self-described "blue-chip black" and Capitol Hill correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is angry.His generation of black baby boomers came of age with civil rights, voting rights, affirmative action, fair housing, school integration. They were "Negro ambassadors," children burdened with the responsibility of proving blacks were as good as whites.In "Waking from the Dream: My Life in the Black Middle Class," his recently published autobiography from Doubleday, he writes that they were "trained to run the next lap, after the historic heroism of those who faced the dogs, water hoses and brutal cops.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Book Editor | February 7, 1992
Ascene from the life of a black corporate employee:He's the only person of his race at a marketing meeting. A white person he doesn't know well comes up, slaps him on the back, and says, "Hey, I bet you play basketball, don't you?"Does he get offended by the stereotype and tell the guy off? Ignore him? Make a joke? What's more important -- defending one's dignity or not wanting to make an already touchy situation even more uncomfortable?For Brent Wade, such an incident did happen. And for him, he says, it was just another day at the office.
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By ROZ HAMLETT | November 4, 1993
That Vivien Thomas, a black man with neither a college nor a medical degree, could have worked as a research assistant at Hopkins Hospital during the 1940s was in itself something of a minor miracle. In that era of strict racial segregation, the only black men who worked at the hospital were pushing brooms and mops. Not only were there no black doctors at Hopkins, there were no black professionals of any kind.The hospital wards and waiting rooms were designated ''white'' and ''colored'' -- even the blood bank carefully separated blood donated by whites from blood donated by blacks.
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July 17, 2013
I know this will probably never get further than here, but I have to speak my mind. Its upsetting to see all the protests going on because of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial ("Martin verdict fires debate," July 15). If a non-black man shoots a black man all hell breaks loose, but let a black man shoot another black man, like all the violence going on in Baltimore now, and nothing is said and all the witnesses shut their mouths like clams on the seashore at low tide.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
A 20-year-old Severn man was shot several times early Saturday morning at a convenience store in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. after the man got into an argument with a suspect - who police described only as a black man - outside a Royal Farms store in the 7200 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., police said. The victim was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The suspect left on foot and was not found in a police, K-9 and Aviation Unit search of the area.
NEWS
April 22, 2014
Editor: I'm responding to your article regarding "Del. James Aide Fights His Brother. " I am shocked and surprised about the reprehensible and gutless actions of this aide, Luke Horah. Many questions arise from this situation. Among these questions are: why isn't this person not charged with giving a false report to police regarding his claim that he was assaulted by a "6'2" black man?" Why and how was his 19-year-old brother intoxicated? And how can this person then say this was a "family issue that occurred at the wrong place?
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April 15, 2014
I found your recent story about the fight between an aide to Del. Mary-Dulany James and his brother both alarming and painful ( "After claiming he was assaulted by 'a black man,' aide to Harford legislator James, brother charged in Annapolis fight," April 10). According to the Capitol Police report, Luke Horah stated that a large African-American male assaulted him and fled the scene. Here you have a sibling altercation that resulted in injury, but rather than tell the truth about his brother, Mr. Horah decided to implicate a fictitious "black man. " What if the truth hadn't been discovered so quickly?
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Anne Arundel police said a man robbed a Red Roof Inn Saturday in Hanover after telling a hotel clerk that the room rates were just too high. About 9 p.m. Saturday, a man entered the lobby of the Red Roof Inn in the 7300 block of Parkway Drive in Hanover and asked how much the nightly rates were. When the clerk answered, the man brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect money from a cash drawer, police said. The suspect fled on foot after finding a second cash drawer empty, police said.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | March 12, 2014
Aberdeen police are looking for anyone with information about the armed robbery March 1 of Aberdeen Liquors in the 100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard. Two men entered the store around 9:45 a.m., accosted the cashier and stole cash and cigarettes. Both suspects then ran out and to the rear of the store; they were last seen getting in a black SUV, possibly a Lexus or Jeep with temporary registration, and drove north on Market Street. One of the robbers is described as a black man with a medium to heavyset build.
NEWS
July 27, 2013
Lisa Akchin hit the nail on the head on how to advance race relations in this country when she decided "to stop seeing a statistic when I approached a black man on the street and begin seeing an individual coming from somewhere and going somewhere" ( "Moving from fear to friendliness," July 25). That's great advice. This method of being aware of the assumptions that spring up in your mind when seeing a person of another race, and then finding you can fairly quickly negate those assumptions by purposely looking at The Other as an individual human being instead (with race as only an afterthought)
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April 1, 1996
Police logLong Reach: A man tried to steal a bag of groceries from a customer leaving the Safeway store in Long Reach Village Center on Thursday, police said. He was described as a tall, thin, black man in his 20s, wearing a black knit hat with a "Tommy Hilfiger" emblem, puffy black coat and black sweat pants.Pub Date: 4/01/96
NEWS
November 23, 1993
Man reportedly robbed while hitchhikingA 35-year-old Shady Side man reported to police that two men in a sports car tried to rob him as he was hitchhiking on Route 408 in Lothian on Sunday.Melvin Bailey of the 1300 block of Scottown Road told police he was hitchhiking at 1:03 a.m. near Lee Jackson Road when the driver of a black Mazda RX7 pulled alongside him.The passenger leaned out the window, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, the police report said. Mr. Bailey ran into the woods and the driver sped off.Police described the gunman as a black man in his mid-20s wearing a gray sweat shirt with a hood.
NEWS
July 24, 2013
Grafton R. Hersperger's letter to the editor ("Zimmerman was wrong," July 22) expresses views that can be taken seriously only in Liberal World. He states that George Zimmerman "should be held 100 percent responsible" for the incident that resulted in Trayvon Martin's death. Only in Liberal World can someone be considered to be "100 percent responsible" for the actions of another individual. In the real world, everyone, including Mr. Martin, is responsible - or should be held to be responsible - for his own actions.
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July 17, 2013
I know this will probably never get further than here, but I have to speak my mind. Its upsetting to see all the protests going on because of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial ("Martin verdict fires debate," July 15). If a non-black man shoots a black man all hell breaks loose, but let a black man shoot another black man, like all the violence going on in Baltimore now, and nothing is said and all the witnesses shut their mouths like clams on the seashore at low tide.
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