| May 30, 2014
| 8:28 PM
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....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While Cornell William Brooks may be a surprising choice to lead the NAACP, it takes neither an Einstein nor a soothsayer to know what challenges lie ahead for the clergyman-lawyer little known beyond his social justice network in New Jersey.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 10:38 AM
The Inner city: Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin had to defend himself this week from accusations of racism.
The accusations were prompted by this statement in an interview: "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Political parties delight when there are rifts within their opponent's ranks. As a member of the tea party, I've been verbally attacked by everyone from President Barack Obama to the friends with whom I work. The Democrats rolled out an enormous...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Back in 2005, Ravens defensive end Chris Canty was preparing for the NFL draft. One of his workout partners was Richie Incognito, the controversial Miami Dolphins offensive guard who's been indefinitely suspended for conduct detrimental to the team...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:08 PM
On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine.
Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
| 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...