| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I really had to mull my response to letter writer Ilene O'Connell ("Ashamed of the country that re-elected Obama," Nov. 8). Initially, I was incredulous and dismissive. I realize that won't help here. First, she could have looked up that he was a U.S....
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
This week's featured adaptation is "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and the movie reviews are decidedly mixed. The film fits into the classic-cum-monster genre popularized by Seth Grahame-Smith and others, and shows a new side of Honest Abe, wailing away...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Friends and descendants of Benjamin Banneker gathered Nov. 10 to mark the 281st birthday of the famed African-American astronomer and mathematician who is also known for his work surveying the land that eventually became Washington, D.C.
But this time...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:43 PM
If Vietnam was the nation's first televised war, then the Civil War was the country's first photographed war, dramatically and vividly bringing into American homes the horrors and carnage their husbands, brothers and sons faced on the battlefield.
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
While growing up in an African-American Baptist church, Harris Thomas was taught homosexuality is an "abomination in the eyes of God." As a young minister, he disparaged the gay lifestyle even while secretly pursuing it. Today he heads a Baltimore...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:30 AM
People passing through the intersection at Charles and Centre streets recently may have noticed an intriguing banner hanging from the wall above the entrance to the Walters Art Museum. The oversize image depicts a black woman dressed in the manner of a...
| Oct 13, 2012
The view of a 16th-century Lisbon street is such a teeming hodgepodge of races, social classes and religions and has so much life on display — much of it mischievous — that's it hard not to smile.
Slightly to the right of center, an African...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The more I think about the current mind sets of the Republican and Democratic parties, the more I am reminded about the Civil War. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage, abortion and immigration," the results are very...
| Jun 30, 2012
The more I consider the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats, the more I am reminded of the Civil War era. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage," "abortion" and "immigration," the similarities are striking....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:32 PM
For the first time in history, slightly more than half of newborn Americans are people of color. It is projected that by 2050, the majority of Americans will be from minority populations. This demographic shift has serious implications on a myriad of...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.