| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I applaud the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling that state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints ("State police must turn over racial profiling complaints to the NAACP," Jan. 24). These cases...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Last week I wrote about a young community organizer named Dayvon Love. Mr. Love and his fellow activists in Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots advocacy organization he cofounded, may be the city's strongest proponents of black empowerment....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Minutes after the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl, Seth Meyers, the head writer for “Saturday Night Live,” tweeted: “Baltimore vs. San Francisco! Brother vs. Brother! The Wire vs. Full House!&...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:18 PM
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act, a finding that could broaden access to a whole range of information, experts say.
The decision came...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:31 PM
In a meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd to its chambers, the Anne Arundel County Council voted Tuesday to support a recommendation by State Department of Health and Human Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein to remove the county's health...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Twenty-seven Tufts men's lacrosse players will be suspended for two games this season after "unacceptable behavior," including racist and sexist insults, at a women's volleyball game against Smith College last semester, the Tufts Daily student newspaper...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Maryland's highest court has ruled that the state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints.
The civil rights group had requested the documents under the Maryland Public Information Act but the police...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Last week, my husband and I read a New York Times commentary by one of our favorite columnists, Ta-Nehisi Coates, called "The Good, Racist People." Coates’ take on a racially tinged event involving a famous black actor and an upscale Manhattan...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks.
Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Eastern Shore's civil rights history is not a happy one. From the lynchings of the 1930s to the Cambridge riots of the 1960s, the Shore has struggled with race relations. Much of that is in the past — although perhaps not entirely.
In the late...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat.
Even fellow civil rights...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with...