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  • Hippodrome uses new grant to give nonprofits a broader stage

    Hippodrome uses new grant to give nonprofits a broader stage
    The Hippodrome Theatre is largely defined by marquee Broadway shows, from "The Lion King" to "South Pacific." But starting Monday, the theater aims to be a hub for local arts groups, becoming much more than just a stopping-off spot for touring artists and...
  • Ehrlich cites friendship in address at Del. Kirk's funeral

    Ehrlich cites friendship in address at Del. Kirk's funeral
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. struck a wistful tone while speaking at his first public event since two top campaign aides were indicted, saying to the mostly African-American audience at the funeral Friday for former Del. Ruth M. Kirk that a...
  • Is there really a debate over black assimilation?

    The op-ed piece on the debate about President Obama by Erin Aubry Kaplan ("African-American divide," June 22) seemed targeted for blacks readers only, but I decided to read it anyway. What I learned is, well, not much. Because I am not black, I cannot...
  • Pitts: Exhibit A for African-Americans brainwashed by the Democrats

    I just read Leonard Pitts' column in the Baltimore Sun ('Our blacks' vs. 'their blacks': Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race," Nov. 6). Based on what I have read, he is "Exhibit A" for the African-Americans who have been "brainwashed" by the...
  • Fair representation for all

    Fair representation for all
    The battle over legislative redistricting in Maryland provides only the latest evidence of the failure of winner-take-all congressional elections in single-member districts. In these districts huge numbers of people will, by design, vote regularly for...
  • New York legislators approve same-sex marriage

    With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer. After a...
  • Michelle Williams' new role: headliner

    As a member of the hit girl-group Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams had a backup role to frontwoman Beyonce. But as an actress, Williams has found herself playing the leading lady. With stints in Broadway plays such as "Aida," "The Color Purple" and...
  • City election offered few choices

    Ho hum is the only thing I came up with when I received my elections reminder card last weekend about yesterday's elections. I have never seen such a pitiful list of "contenders" for major political offices. I am normally "charged up" with at least one...
  • Peace in Park Heights

    Peace in Park Heights
    Many years ago, when you walked outside your home and looked at your neighbor, chances are they looked like you, had a job like yours, and likely had about as many children as you did. Today's world is very different. Things have changed drastically. We...
  • Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

    Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist
    Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble. But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the...
  • Gay marriage: A tale of two states

    Gay marriage: A tale of two states
    The storylines were similar: A divided state legislature grapples with the emotional question of whether to allow same-sex couples to marry. But several plot twists — an ambitious Democratic governor as the main character, a multimillion-dollar...
  • Public housing changes transform Clay Street in Annapolis

    Public housing changes transform Clay Street in Annapolis
    Talk to some of the old-timers along Annapolis' historic Clay Street, and they'll say the neighborhood has seen its ups and downs: Once a vibrant African-American enclave, replete with black-owned businesses, the neighborhood struggled in the wake of...