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  • Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay

    Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay
    Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership. Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...
  • Marylander of the Year

    Marylander of the Year
    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...
  • Former Md. Sen. Clarence Mitchell III has died

    Former Md. Sen. Clarence Mitchell III has died
    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...
  • Sobhani pulls radio ad amid backlash

    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....
  • Trayvon Martin's mother to speak at Baltimore mega-church Sunday

    Trayvon Martin's mother to speak at Baltimore mega-church Sunday
    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...
  • An audience with Angelos

    An audience with Angelos
    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...
  • Mike Schaefer, no relation to William Donald, makes claim to estate

    Mike Schaefer, no relation to William Donald, makes claim to estate
    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...
  • After 'The Wire,' a return to reality

    After 'The Wire,' a return to reality
    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...
  • Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's

    Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's
    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...
  • Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'

    Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'
    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...
  • Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case

    Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case
    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...
  • 1908 Illinois race riot was impetus behind founding of the NAACP

    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...