| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)?
It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The statistics Thomas F. Schaller quoted about murder cases and drug arrests have to be flawed, I think ("A welcome call for soul-searching about race," July 24). I am willing to bet that what drives them are that the blacks on trial for murder and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:56 AM
The Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Baltimore on Nov. 8 to propose a reallocation of $70 million in funds currently allocated by the state for a new juvenile jail.
Jackson, City Council President Jack Young, local ministers and others organizers of the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It's unfortunate when an everyday accident happens but it's sad when columnist Dan Rodricks and Michael Hanchard use it to play the race card ("Man sees race, indifference in experience with Baltimore police," April 13).
First, if as Michael Hanchard...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago.
"The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon could face the loss of her city pension — and possibly prison time — after being charged with a probation violation connected to a plea deal she struck on perjury and theft allegations.
Dixon was $13,640...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing.
Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
| Mar 6, 2013
From The Aegis dated March 10, 1988:
In a primary in which 35 percent of Harford voters cast a ballot, Michael Dukakis and George Bush won their respective races.
Dukakis got 9,396 votes for president on the Democratic side in Harford, more than 7,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It was the Puss in Boots eyes.
If you've seen the "Shrek" movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I'm talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Activists fighting a state plan to build a new $70 million juvenile detention facility in Baltimore received some high-profile backing Thursday night, as the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson joined their cause.
"We must revive the war on poverty tonight, not the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• It keeps getting worse: Weiner...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:00 AM
There was a quake last week, but you likely didn't feel it.
See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound.
On Tuesday, you...