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October 10, 1995
Anne Arundel County's planners for the Million Man March have scheduled a rally for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Newtowne 20 recreation center on Forest Drive in Annapolis to sign up black men who want to join the march Monday in Washington.Lewis A. Bracy, Anne Arundel County coordinator for the march, said those who wish to leave from Annapolis to attend the march should attend the rally.March planners in the county have distributed 3,000 fliers in majority-black neighborhoods, Mr. Bracy said.
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NEWS
December 13, 1995
THE MOST FREQUENTLY expressed fear before the Million Man March was that it would anoint Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic head of the Nation of Islam, as the singular African-American leader. Two months later, there is scant evidence that has happened. And with the naming of the charismatic Kweisi Mfume to head the NAACP, there is less reason for those, who insist black people need a principal spokesman, to look to Mr. Farrakhan to fill that role.Mr. Farrakhan has been treated with more deference by former critics since succeeding in bringing tens of thousands to Washington.
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February 6, 2013
Proved he deserves it Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Tom Brady. Drew Brees. Aaron Rodgers. Peyton Manning. Pick an elite quarterback. Joe Flacco deserves that kind of money. He proved it in the playoffs, throwing 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He proved it last year, when the Ravens would have made the Super Bowl but for Lee Evans dropping a TD pass that was in his hands. Flacco is the unquestioned leader of the franchise, and a guy who has won at least one playoff game in each of his five seasons.
NEWS
October 12, 1995
MAYOR KURT L. SCHMOKE, Rep. Kweisi Mfume and other politicians, local and national, are taking a big risk by endorsing Monday's Million Man March that is the brainchild of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan."
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1998
David Miller, a young man committed to improving livesaround him, used to teach basic life skills to prison inmates. Then he attended Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March -- which celebrates its third anniversary today -- and returned to Baltimore determined to reach black youngsters before they reach the criminal justice system."
NEWS
June 23, 1996
NO MATTER HOW successful the Million Man March was in the minds of many people, for others it will forever be tainted as the brainchild of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. That is unfortunate, but it is not a tragedy. The march lived up to its promise. Hundreds of thousands of African-American males left the event last October as reborn men, determined to return to their communities and make them better places to live. Millions of other men and women, black, white, brown, yellow, who did not attend the event, were inspired by the camaraderie and purposefulness of those who did.Attempting to keep alive the spirit of the march, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke got together with community and business leaders to plan a conference they hope will attract up to 50,000 people to talk about improving life in this majority-black city.
NEWS
October 22, 1995
NATION OF ISLAM leader Louis Farrakhan is trying his best to use the Million Man March as a springboard. He wants to be acknowledged as THE black leader. But while Mr. Farrakhan may have gained new respect from African Americans and others initially skeptical about the march, that does not mean he should now be treated like an incarnation of Martin Luther King.Many marchers went to Washington wishing it had been planned by someone other than Mr. Farrakhan. Most left the event heartened by what had transpired and giving credit to Mr. Farrakhan for having conceived the idea, but no more willing to be counted as followers of the NOI leader than they were before.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
Inspired by the Million Man March in Washington in October, local black business owners will gather tomorrow in Ellicott City on a smaller scale to talk and create alliances."
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
Hoping to recapture the spirit of last fall's Million Man March, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke yesterday announced plans for a summer summit designed to empower African-Americans and mobilize black men to be more responsive to their communities.Called "Baltimore's Men of the March: A Day of Commitment," the June 29 summit at the Baltimore Arena will have workshops that focus on community involvement, manhood and economic development for African-Americans."The idea is to energize our own community," said Mr. Schmoke, one of an estimated 50,000 black men from Baltimore who attended the Million Man March in October in Washington.
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By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN REPORTER | October 12, 2005
The Million Man March of 1995 has not yet achieved the mythic aura of the "I Have a Dream" speech of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But it has become a modern landmark for African-American men, symbolizing a rededication to home, family and moral values. Clips from a new documentary being made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Oct. 16, 1995, Washington march will be shown tonight at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. An anniversary march, the Millions More Movement, will be held this weekend in Washington.
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By LINELL SMITH and LINELL SMITH,SUN REPORTER | October 2, 2005
On Oct. 16, 1995, hundreds of thousands of African-American men from around the nation poured into Washington, D.C., in search of spiritual renewal and fraternal strength. As they stood together on the Mall, basking in the autumn sun, the men of the Million Man March pledged to take responsibility for their actions, to serve their families and their communities, and to improve themselves and the world in which they lived. Kurt Schmoke, then mayor of Baltimore, brought his 24-year-old stepson.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
A federal jury last night absolved a former Anne Arundel County police officer of blame in the death of a 20-year-old man who he thought was drunk but who had consumed a fatal amount of antifreeze before his arrest. Ending a legal battle in Baltimore U.S. District Court, the jury decided after deliberating 3 1/2 hours that former Officer Charles R. Atwell had no way of knowing that Phillip Montgomery, 20, needed emergency medical treatment before he died Dec. 15, 2000, in a holding cell at an Edgewater police station.
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By Mal Vincent and Mal Vincent,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 15, 2003
Vin Diesel is talking about George W. Bush. "He should change his name to George W. Diesel. He's gotten tough," the Diesel named Vin was saying. "When you put the pride of America at stake, you can push just about any agenda. But the president could have learned a few things if he'd been a bouncer at New York bars, like me. "I learned that you can calm the situation with a verbal tone and a demeanor. The best acting I've done was in calming rough situations when there were two of us against 10 at the door of a bar. They'll back off."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2003
A paroled investment counselor who admitted swindling clients out of several million dollars was ordered yesterday to start paying $100 a month in restitution, with the understanding that the 67-year-old probably never will make good on the more than $3.5 million he owes. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth placed Joshua Fry, who lives in Washington, on house arrest for 30 days and suspended another 23 months, noting that the two years was the suspended part of Fry's original 10-year sentence.
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By Luke Tracy and Luke Tracy,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2003
Ayinde Jean-Baptiste, who gained notice at age 12 for his speech at the Million Man March in Washington, spoke last night on the continuing legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Anne Arundel County NAACP's 15th annual awards dinner in Linthicum. "Truth isn't always easy or beautiful to hear," Jean-Baptiste told a crowd of about 1,200 before elaborating on continuing problems across the United States and the world. He said King advocated more than just tolerance. In keeping with King's legacy, he encouraged people to think globally, including speaking out for the rights of Palestinians and urging caution in dealing with Iraq.
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February 6, 2013
Proved he deserves it Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Tom Brady. Drew Brees. Aaron Rodgers. Peyton Manning. Pick an elite quarterback. Joe Flacco deserves that kind of money. He proved it in the playoffs, throwing 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He proved it last year, when the Ravens would have made the Super Bowl but for Lee Evans dropping a TD pass that was in his hands. Flacco is the unquestioned leader of the franchise, and a guy who has won at least one playoff game in each of his five seasons.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 25, 1996
DENVER -- After a 3-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting in December, 100 black men fanned out through a black neighborhood here. They knocked on doors until leads resulted in three arrests several days later.After rival gangs firebombed four houses in the same northeast Denver neighborhood in January, more than 1,000 men turned out for a five-hour protest rally, the All Black Men Conference. The firebombings stopped.It has been nearly six months since the Million Man March, the gathering of hundreds of thousands of black men in Washington in October organized by the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2002
Bail was set at $1 million yesterday for a Mount Airy contractor accused of killing a Taylorsville psychologist he had worked for and owed $300,000. Randall H. Gerlach, 56, of the 13000 block of Manor Drive in Frederick County was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder of Rodney R. Cocking, a National Science Foundation official who disappeared Feb. 23. Carroll District Judge Marc G. Rasinsky said Gerlach is entitled to bail, but he set the amount at $1 million and ordered that Garlach be placed on a home-monitoring program and surrender his passport if he posts bond.
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