| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Eighth grader Danyelle Taylor has learned about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in school, but she got an up-close peek at King-era mementos Sunday — including a 1957 letter the civil rights leader wrote his literary agent and a program from the 1962...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
First it was the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that gave us a Bizarro swastika with its derivative logo. Now comes the inverted, spastic "quenelle" salute, a sort of reverse Heil Hitler, performed by pointing one arm toward the ground, palm down and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews.
While those roughly 900...
| Dec 25, 2013
Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy."
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion.
Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I came across The Sun's editorial regarding "Duck Dynasty" while searching the Internet to sign Mike Huckabee's petition supporting Phil Robertson ("Ruffling feathers, Dec. 23). I grew up near Baltimore, am an independent, went to prestigious universities...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 10:49 PM
In the recent kerfuffle over the remarks of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, one salient fact has not been much remarked on: What he has been excoriated for saying used to be mainstream.
What he said, that homosexuality is sinful and abhorrent, and...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Why do no white kids go to school here?"
A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Michelle Pearce and her twin sister, Sandie Pearce Reardon, wanted to try something new when they walked into Haute Blow Dry Bar in Harbor East. They were so pleased with the results — long chestnut locks — that they posted photos that...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Black men who experience "high levels" of racism and internalize it may age more quickly, according to a new University of Maryland, College Park study.
Though it is well known that African-Americans suffer disproportionally from illness compared to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County.
These days, White is busy...