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  • Bathrooms, perverts and politics [Commentary]

    Bathrooms, perverts and politics [Commentary]
    " ... shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." — Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 letter from prison Recent laws extending non-discrimination protections to...
  • NAACP is a fading force [Letter]

    NAACP is a fading force [Letter]
    Thank goodness someone from the African-American community has spoken up about the leadership and the fading star of the NAACP ("Jealous' legacy at the NAACP is far from laudable," May 21). Until there is new leadership and one who refuses to be a pawn of...
  • Misogyny not to be ignored [Editorial]

    Misogyny not to be ignored  [Editorial]
    Perhaps someday in the future, forensic psychiatrists and others will analyze the circumstances of last Friday's mass shooting near Santa Barbara, Calif. from medical records, family interviews and YouTube videos and determine definitively what was...
  • Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game

    Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game
    Ask Orioles first base coach Wayne Kirby about April 15, 1997, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder's eyes will spark as he recalls his days playing in the major leagues. On that day, the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking major...
  • At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored

    At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored
    For the second time this week, family and friends of Oscar Torres gathered in public Friday to mourn his death, worrying, they say, that without holding vigils his killing will be forgotten and the person who shot him during a robbery will go free....
  • 'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms

    'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms
    With a weekend deadline looming, a conservative group – shadowed by an equal rights organization – is making a final push in an uphill effort to collect enough signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]

    Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]
    One of my earliest childhood memories is going door-to-door at the Kendale Apartments on Maiden Choice Lane in Arbutus with Mom. The purpose of the exercise was not to solicit contributions on behalf of a political candidate, however. Rather, Mom and a...
  • Signature count for Maryland transgender bill petition continues

    Signature count for Maryland transgender bill petition continues
    Signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to take effect this fall were still being counted late Saturday night, organizers said. The conservative group, MDPetitions.com, is attempting to collect the minimum 18,500...
  • Bid to overturn Maryland transgender rights bill fails

    Bid to overturn Maryland transgender rights bill fails
    A conservative group trying to force a referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to take effect this fall did not get the required signatures needed to bring the issue to a vote. The group, MDPetitions.com, was attempting to get 18,500 signatures...
  • Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]

    Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]
    As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important — particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of...
  • The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

    The triumph of fairness  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that...