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  • Looking Out: Betty White shows support for bullied LGBT youth

    Looking Out: Betty White shows support for bullied LGBT youth
    Just when you thought Betty White couldn't possibly do more to endear herself to the LGBT community, the "Golden Girls" alumna took part in a promotional video for Spirit Day, GLAAD's anti-bullying initiative that asks people to wear purple to show...
  • What the Common Core means in Howard County

    What the Common Core means in Howard County
    The new Common Core State Standards Initiative brings with it more than a new curriculum in Howard County. It also brings a change in philosophy. “Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side,” said Fran...
  • Rawlings-Blake 'extremely honored' to receive Black Pride ICON award

    Rawlings-Blake 'extremely honored' to receive Black Pride ICON award
    When the first gay and lesbian couples legally allowed to marry in Baltimore began preparing for their big moment at City Hall in the first minutes of 2013, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was there to officiate. She'd campaigned to help make same-sex...
  • Ivey describes herself as 'Trayvon Martin's mom'

    Ivey describes herself as 'Trayvon Martin's mom'
    After Del. Jolene Ivey told a Baltimore crowd she hopes to be Maryland's first African-American female lieutenant governor, she discussed what it means to be a fair-skinned black woman whose racial heritage is often questioned. Ivey, 51, is the daughter...
  • Race and college admissions

    Race and college admissions
    Anybody who has ever encountered the college admissions process knows that there's no such thing as an even playing field. Most schools will admit that upfront. "Like all colleges," Harvard College notes on its own admissions web site, "we seek to admit...
  • 'Who am I to judge?'

    Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...
  • Looking Out: Olympic committee says Russia's anti-gay law won't affect Games

    Looking Out: Olympic committee says Russia's anti-gay law won't affect Games
    After mounting concern about how Russia's anti-gay law would affect athletes headed to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee has finally released a statement saying it will "work to ensure" no discrimination against...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
  • NBC Olympics coverage will address Russia anti-gay issues - if they impact games

    NBC Olympics coverage will address Russia anti-gay issues - if they impact games
    As concern grows over how Russia's anti-gay laws might affect the upcoming winter Olympics, NBC Sports executive Mark Lazarus told members of the press that the network will "address those issues as they are relevant at the time of the Games, as has...
  • Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer

    Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer
    Paul T. Walker Sr., a partner in the Washington law firm of Walker & Walker Associates who was moved to become a lawyer because of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died July 25 of sarcoidosis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70. "Throughout...
  • There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia

    There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia
    Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1). First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...
  • The paradox of lowering standards

    On July 23, the Maryland State Board of Education preliminarily approved new public school discipline regulations aimed at generally reducing suspension rates as well as racial disparities in suspension rates. Public comment will be solicited on the...