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Lynchings happened across the U.S., including the 1916 lynching of Jesse Washington in Waco, Texas.

Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings – can it deliver?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Kelebogile Zvobgo — Between 1850 and 1950, thousands of African American men, women and children were victims of lynchings: public torture and killings carried out by white mobs. Lynchings were used to terrorize and control black people, notably in the South following the end of slavery. Yet despite the prevalence and seriousness of the practice, there has been an “astonishing absence of any effort to acknowledge, discuss, or address lynching,” reports the Equal…

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Fugitives escaping the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is the birthplace of many black revolutionaries. Why?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By WP BrandStudio, The Washington Post — Within just four years, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, two of America’s most influential and notable abolitionists, were born in close proximity on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Douglass was born in 1818 in Talbot County; four years later, Tubman was born just a few miles south, in Dorchester County. When it came to their approaches to abolitionism, the difference between them was “marked,”…

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Ben Jealous addresses supporters at a primary-election-night party on June 26, 2018.

Ben Jealous Is Ready to Make Maryland America’s Laboratory of Democracy

By Editors' Choice

The former NAACP head’s big win in a key gubernatorial primary sets him up as a Democrat who can run and win with a bold progressive vision. By John Nichols, The Nation — Ben Jealous entered the race for governor of Maryland with a remarkable résumé—Rhodes scholar, investigative journalist, past president of the Rosenberg Foundation, founding director of Amnesty International’s US Domestic Human Rights Program, youngest-ever national president of the NAACP, high-profile…

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Ben Jealous

Is Ben Jealous What Progressives Want?

By Commentaries/Opinions

The former NAACP chief wants to turn Maryland into a progressive beacon, fusing Bernie-style economic policy with racial justice. But first he has to win his gubernatorial primary. By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic — Ben jealous, a tall, gregarious man wearing a suit, stepped to the center of the room at Morgan State University. The comedian Dave Chappelle, wearing stylishly torn clothes and clutching a cup of coffee, took a seat…

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FraserNet Announces its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference Key Speakers and Programs

FraserNet Announces its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference Key Speakers and Programs

By News & Current Affairs

Cleveland, Ohio – FraserNet, Inc., has announced that its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference (PNC) will be held July 4-8, at the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center, on the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This year’s conference top global experts will focus their training on financial literacy, business development and wealth building through personal “subject matter” excellence, effective networking and collaboration.

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Ben Jealous 

The Most Important Election of 2018 Might Be Happening in Maryland

By News & Current Affairs

Ben Jealous is taking Bernie Sanders’ revolution down ballot. By Tim Murphy, Photography by Andrew Mangum — Ben Jealous was in a hurry. It was a Sunday morning in early June and he had just addressed a few thousand Bernie Sanders followers at the People’s Summit, a Chicago gathering of lefty organizers. It had been a long weekend of workshops and plenaries and the odd dance party, and Jealous, who is running for…

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