| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith took to his new blog Wednesday to show support for University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who came out publicly Sunday night.
"I would personally like to applaud Michael Sam for being the first in this...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Civil rights groups are pressing lawmakers in Annapolis to impose a six-month moratorium on home foreclosures, as the number of cases has surged in Maryland. But a banker's group and the O'Malley administration contend that there's already plenty of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
A bill that would protect transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing and other areas gained preliminary approval Friday in the Senate.
Transgender discrimination already is barred by local ordinance in some areas, including Baltimore City,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men.
The initiative, which...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For most of his first term in office, President Barack Obama tended to play down race as a factor in his policy decisions. "I'm not the president of black America," he once said, "I'm the president of the United States of America." That unifying message...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Tomi B. Finkle started her law enforcement career with the U.S. Capitol Police in the late 1970s, when she was a man. By the time she retired as a sergeant in 2002, she was ready to begin a new life as a woman.
The Charles County resident continued to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The Maryland Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people.
The Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which passed the Senate, 32-15, now goes to the House of Delegates. The measure would expand Maryland's anti-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Gregory Lawrence said Monday he plans to appeal the Maryland Aviation Administration's decision last week to terminate him from his job as BWI Airport's acting fire chief.
Lawrence, the first African-American to lead the airport fire department,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Those who do not embrace change will die."
How often do we hear cliches like that in business? They are the equivalent of baseball's, "We just got to play 'em one day at a time." (And allow me to slide in a springtime note of hope for the Orioles to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Ben Blake envisions a future where academics from New York and Boston will catch Amtrak trains to Baltimore's Penn Station with the singular purpose of becoming immersed in one of the country's most compelling archives on the gay rights movement.