| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:15 AM
In the commentary by George La Noue ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27), he criticizes the recent court decision in the lawsuit brought by supporters of Maryland's historically black institutions against the Maryland Higher Education...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake issued a long awaited, 60-page ruling this month in the case Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. The litigation was brought by supporters of Maryland's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Growing up as a mixed-race kid in Chicago and in his father's native Nigeria, where he really stood out, Brendon Ayanbadejo became attuned to issues of identity from a very young age.
By his midteens, while living with his family in a dorm for lesbian,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
While working on the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Baltimore City, I'm always dogged by a sense of futility — especially when I compare Baltimore with Brooklyn.
More than 30 years ago when I went to college there, Brooklyn was a total...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The LGBT community at Johns Hopkins University seems to be getting more organized by the minute.
Since the spring, three new efforts to connect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and community members have launched -- one led by...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In news as infuriating as it is unsurprising, International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:38 AM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. plans to announce today that it will pay $350,000 to a group of African-American job candidates to resolve hiring-diversity concerns raised by the federal government.
A routine audit by the U.S. Department of Labor found...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:42 PM
During a weekend gathering of black alumni from the University of Maryland Law School in which the continuing inequalities faced by African-Americans was discussed, one participant called for Baltimore to preserve the city's tradition of public pools....