| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:48 AM
There are monuments to leaders of the civil rights movement: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall.
But many say there has never been recognition for the "regular people" who took up the cause, who marched on Washington and...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
It was 8:30 in the morning on...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
While I agree with parts of Jeffrey Ian Ross' recent commentary on gun violence, I do not agree with his conclusions about how to address it and live with it ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22).
I agree that...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
MAYBERRY, N.C. -- Former sheriff Andy Taylor died here last week. Mayberry is in mourning.
Sheriff Taylor was one of the last links to another, simpler time. Before there was a traffic light or drive-through banking here, before we got our first...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Today, the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MDCAN) is hosting a daylong conference in Annapolis entitled "Turning the Tides." Those scheduled to attend include Republican state Dels. Nic Kipke and Neil Parrott, Frederick County Board of Commissioners...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Last week's column was all about why certain of us (49 percent nationally) continue to identify with the party of individualism and free markets.
This week, a related topic: what it will take to increase that 49 percent to 51 percent in 2016.
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:35 AM
I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday.
Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...