| 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 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....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Amid mounting pressure, a Florida prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate the fatal shooting last month of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain, a move that comes after the U.S. Justice Department said it was also launching an...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:35 PM
As the nation watches the fallout from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed Florida teen, many Baltimoreans are voicing concern.
Among those intervening locally is Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple, a large church in...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Olive Ann Evans, a retired federal employee active in Masonic orders, died of a heart attack March 13 at her daughter's Walbrook home. She was 86.
Born Olive Ann Dillard in Sharon, Pa., she was the daughter of Thomas Dillard, a steel worker, and...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The Baltimore branch of the NAACP will hold a downtown rally Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The rally is part of a flurry of action from Maryland churches and civil rights groups seeking to memorialize Martin, the 17-year-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.
There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2012
One of Elizabeth Catlett's linotypes could horrify viewers by depicting the aftermath of a lynching, the rope around the victim's neck held taut by the murderers' boots. And in the next room, a statue by Catlett of a mother and child would flood viewers...