| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Mitchell became the nation's youngest black legislator...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rob Sobhani agreed to pull down an advertisement he began airing on black radio stations this week that attacked incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin after state Democrats complained Friday the spot was riddled with inaccuracies....
| May 17, 2012
| 7:00 PM
The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will speak Sunday at a Baltimore mega-church about how she's coping with her son's death, according to the church's pastor.
Sybrina Fulton's appearance at Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:39 PM
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
As an increasingly...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:26 AM
In case you're wondering, Peter Angelos' involvement in this year's mayoral race didn't begin or end with last week's surprising letter to the editor.
A bunch of declared challengers trooped into Angelos' office about two weeks ago. They came in...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:05 AM
A guy by the name of Mike Schaefer has filed a claim stating that he should get $28,000 from William Donald Schaefer’s estate.
Mike Schaefer, a Baltimore landlord, is no relation to the late mayor, governor and comptroller, though he openly...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Donnie Andrews' life is one that David Simon and Ed Burns would have had to invent if he hadn't already lived it.
"I am the real Omar," Andrews tells me by way of introduction, referring to how he was the inspiration for the ruthless yet moral stickup...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 5:16 PM
As a mayor tormented by the issues of office, William Donald Schaefer sought the silence and solace of the church in downtown Baltimore where his funeral will be held Wednesday.
Alone, Schaefer turned to the traditional act of kneeling in prayer to...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Speaking out for the first time about a gruesome killing allegedly committed by a troubled student, Morgan State University's president expressed condolences to the families involved but declined to discuss details of the case or the institution's history...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908.
The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...