| 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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Amnesty International's Frank Jannuzi wrote one of those letters that causes me to ask, "Where do I begin to answer?" ("Time to repeal Maryland's death penalty," Jan. 8).
In the second paragraph, he alludes to the fact that imposition of the death...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In response to Major Robert Di Stefano's Jan. 9 letter ("Make death penalty quicker, cheaper and more effective"): As a 21-year resident of central Baltimore, let me first thank the major for his service and for helping to keep me and my family safe. On...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:51 PM
On an open-air stage at Howard and 29th streets Saturday, June 1, three teenagers, including a Gilman School student, banged out original songs and classic rock for an appreciative crowd.
Below street level, in the lower Wyman Park Dell, children...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:06 PM
To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In closing arguments Thursday, Army prosecutors presented a damning portrait of Pfc. Bradley Manning as a soldier who used his top-secret security clearance to scour classified computer networks for documents and burn the data onto discs with the...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Since 1973, at least 140 people have walked off our nation's death rows after new evidence revealed that they were sentenced to die for crimes they did not commit. That's more than one innocent person exonerated for every 10 who's been executed....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:39 PM
When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son.
"As I was starting to find my...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
In his recent column, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) believes he has shown that weakness is an integral part of the Obama administration's foreign policy.
While it is true that the government...