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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1999
University of Maryland, College Park police met with the state police, U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. attorney's office yesterday to plan the investigation into threatening letters sent to black student leaders and organizations this week."
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By Candus Thomson and Michael Hill and Candus Thomson and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- Several thousand students, faculty and administrators at the University of Maryland, College Park rallied yesterday in protest of the racist, threatening letter sent to African-American student leaders, an incident that prompted members of the university community to question the level of tolerance on the campus.With his hand shaking, school President C. D. "Dan" Mote Jr. urged the crowd that spilled over the grassy Nyumburu Amphitheater behind the Stamp Student Union to "work together to stamp out this cancer on our community."
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1999
Four "extremely crude and dangerous" notes threatening violence against African-Americans were delivered through campus mail at the University of Maryland, College Park about noon yesterday, school officials said."
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February 2, 1997
Western Maryland College will offer activities throughout February in recognition of Black History Month, including a panel discussion on the introduction of Ebonics, or black English, as a recognized language in some areas of the country.Also featured is "Reflections," a one-person dramatic performance by Michelle Banks about her experiences as a black deaf woman. The celebration starts tomorrowwith African American Appreciation Day beginning at 11 a.m. in Ensor Lounge.Events are open to the public, and are sponsored by the Black Student Union, the College Activities Programming Board and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.
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By NORRIS P. WEST and NORRIS P. WEST,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1995
They were a Christian minister and a weapons tester for a gun manufacturer, a state probation agent and the president of the ++ Black Student Union at Johns Hopkins University.They were Baltimore men, taking a journey into history, joining about 400,000 others at yesterday's Million Man March in Washington."My adrenalin is up right now because I know we're going for a positive move," said David Hendricks, 40, a corrections officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup. He used a personal day to attend the event.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | November 30, 1994
Recent racial incidents at Western Maryland College have RTC sparked a peaceful demonstration against racism and plans for a second.College officials say the first incident was Nov. 1, when maintenance workers found a racial epithet burned into the eighth green of Western Maryland's golf course."
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
American blacks must recognize the progress they have made even while they continue to struggle for justice, the Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks told a crowd of about 100 yesterday at Anne Arundel Community College."
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1994
Students of 1960s history will remember Eldridge Cleaver as the young revolutionary in the black beret, the spokesman for the Black Panthers, the prison-educated Marxist with a gun who believed the only way to oppose police violence was to shoot back.Now listen to this:"Truly, the United States of America is the free-est and the most democratic country in the world. . . . I love this country."That was Eldridge Cleaver speaking yesterday at Anne Arundel Community College, 26 years after he fled the country after a shootout with police in Oakland, Calif.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
A racially charged speech by Dr. Leonard Jeffries Jr. last night at the Johns Hopkins University brought a hail of protest, some applause, a few tears and a long, tense evening to the school's Homewood campus.Dr. Jeffries, a black tenured professor at City University of New York known for speeches denigrating whites and Jews, was a guest of the Black Student Union.RTC His topic was "Assessing Current Political Interaction and the Role of Student Activism in the Political Arena."A group of about 75 student protesters, many of them Jewish and a few of them black, were angry that the university's Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs gave the Black Student Union $1,500 to bring Dr. Jeffries to Baltimore.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
A racially charged speech by Dr. Leonard Jeffries Jr. last night at the Johns Hopkins University brought a hail of protest, some applause, a few tears and a long, tense evening to the school's Homewood campus.Dr. Jeffries, a black tenured professor at City University of New York known for speeches denigrating whites and Jews, was a guest of the Black Student Union. His topic was "Assessing Current Political Interaction and the Role of Student Activism in the Political Arena."A group of about 75 student protesters, many of them Jewish and a few of them black, were angry that the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs gave the Black Student Union $1,500 to bring Dr. Jeffries to Baltimore.
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