| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:04 AM
At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."
Those were welcome and commendable words....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:57 AM
A man with salt-and-pepper hair stood recently in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, glaring at an oversized poster promoting a reading Monday night by the cultural critic Touré from his new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?"
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2008
Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns.
Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
| Nov 10, 2008
| 4:22 PM
American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino sang at the funeral of Jennifer Hudson's dead family members last week in Chicago. The two competed against each other on the show. Jesse Jackson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley spoke at the service. American...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:28 PM
On Feb. 11, 1990, I was sitting in a hotel suite in Cape Town, South Africa, watching a television monitor as Nelson Mandela walked through the gates of Victor Verster Prison. I had served as Africa bureau chief for NBC News for two years at that point,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold)...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Maya Angelou will offer salutes to the late Nelson Mandela on CBS' "Face the Nation" and NBC's "Meet the Press" this weekend.
Angelou will share her Mandela memories with Harry Smith on "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2. The program...