| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:54 PM
When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:23 PM
John R. Burleigh 2d, a civil rights activist who had been chairman of the employment committee of the Congress of Racial Equality and retired from the city housing authority, died July 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Hunting...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:26 PM
John R. Burleigh 2d., a civil rights activist who had been chairman of the employment committee of the Congress of Racial Equality and retired from the city housing authority, died July 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Oct 20, 2011
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| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:13 PM
James "Biddy" Wood, a retired music promoter and well-known personality in Baltimore's Pennsylvania Avenue jazz scene, died of respiratory failure Friday at Harbor Hospital Center's hospice unit. He was 87 and lived in Bolton Hill.
Born in Lexington, Ky....
| Oct 15, 2011
Two things prompted me to write this particular column, sharing memories of the early 1960s. One was seeing Caroline Kennedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman" talking about her new book based on the interviews her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, gave...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Why is a conservative foundation in Iowa seeking to roll back a civil rights law in Maryland?
Three weeks ago, a federal lawsuit funded by the Legacy Foundation was filed against Maryland's proposed congressional redistricting plan. But the lawyers...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Nathan A. Chapman Jr., the once-prominent money manager whose fraudulent investments in his own companies caused a scandal for Maryland's public employee pension system, is scheduled to be released from federal custody Friday after serving 41/2 years....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Just before the Ravens face the Houston Texans Sunday, they will hear a familiar voice — other than John Harbaugh's, that is.
It will be the smooth, vibrant baritone of Mishael Miller, who has sung the national anthem for Ravens home games since...
| Aug 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader.
Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...
| Aug 29, 2011
Columbia resident Barbara Miller, 70, grew up in the post-Depression era in Republic, Pa., a small coal mining town in the southwestern part of the state, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. In addition to economically challenging times, the civil...