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  • Shooting animals is tragedy, not triumph

    It was with great sadness that I saw the photos in The Sun of hunters posing triumphantly next to the carcasses of the animals that they had shot and killed in Africa ("Africa calls adventurous hunters," Jan. 29). Included in the photos were a dead...
  • The income classes according to Mr. Romney

    The income classes according to Mr. Romney
    Mitt Romney's ill-considered remark about the destitute, "I'm not concerned about the very poor," and his subsequent awkward explanation of it represented something more noteworthy than a rich man's gaffe. The question raised by the episode is not...
  • 5 questions with Dr. Richard Ruggiero, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist

    5 questions with Dr. Richard Ruggiero, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist
    Dr. Richard Ruggiero, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will make a presentation at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park on "The fight to save African elephants, rhinos, hippos, chimpanzees and gorillas: The...
  • Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case

    Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case
    Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in the election fraud case against veteran political consultant Julius Henson after a Baltimore judge rejected a defense request to throw out the charges. Baltimore Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown ruled Tuesday...
  • Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal

    Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal
    What comes to mind when Mexican immigrant Elsa Garcia thinks of Baltimore's drawbacks? "Basura. O las drogas," said the East Baltimore resident. "Trash. Or drugs." Then, quickly, comes her list of Baltimore's pluses: Her husband has been able to find...
  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth

    Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth
    People packed the pews and filled the balconies of Baltimore's historic Bethel A.M.E. church Sunday morning to honor a man they credit with reviving the house of worship — one of the city's most influential — and bringing unabashed passion...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 51 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy with a low temperature around 41 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. FROM LAST NIGHT... O'...
  • A war on the poor, in South Carolina and beyond

    A war on the poor, in South Carolina and beyond
    So here's how it is: You have no driver's license because you have nothing to drive. You have no passport because you've never been out of the country. You have no other photo ID because you have no bank account. You work and get paid under the table,...
  • Blacks should stand with gays on marriage equality

    The 400-year advancement of African-Americans from chattel, to sharecroppers, to second-class citizens under Jim Crow, to our current status as emancipated citizens in today's democracy is one of the most powerful and transformative — although...
  • Lira and Rashida Jolley are setting the music world on fire

    Two singers I had never heard in concert performed in the area last month, and I was so glad I changed my plans at the last minute to go to the shows because they were amazing. One is South African singer Lira who performed at Ramshead in Annapolis...
  • Philip D. Curtin

    Philip D. Curtin, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject, died June 4 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., of pneumonia. He was...