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  • A better future, not a better jail

    A better future, not a better jail
    Sun reporter Justin Fenton's recent coverage of the flagrantly inhumane conditions for the youth at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) is a call to action. To find a lasting remedy for this horrific institutional failure, however, we must be...
  • Emancipation Day provides tax filing delay

    Emancipation Day provides tax filing delay
    Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline, many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day, which marks the...
  • Girls, boys are sold on the streets within 48 hours of running away

    It's low risk and high yield, picking up girls at the mall or at the bus stop who had words with their parents before storming out of the house. An outreached hand offers to help. "Poor thing," says the friendly girl, "let me buy you something to eat."...
  • A night different from all other nights at Center Stage

    The three Jewish characters preparing for a Passover Seder spend a night different from all other nights in "The Whipping Man," and Matthew Lopez's drama is also an unusual night for the audience at Center Stage. Although the three men adhere to the...
  • Baltimore Sun in the news

    Baltimore Sun in the news
    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. Nonetheless,...
  • A new twist to an intriguing family history

    Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate 's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned...
  • Black voters saw ballots as a part of history

    Black voters saw ballots as a part of history
    For hours, the Obama faithful sat in the pews of Baltimore's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, watching a large-screen television and waiting for the election results. When CNN announced that he had won, people ran down the sanctuary's aisles,...
  • A proud new day

    A proud new day
    They voted when they had to pay a poll tax for the privilege, sat in the back of buses, chopped wood to heat segregated schools and stayed indoors at night when the Ku Klux Klan was in town. America's older black voters - who grew up under the doctrine...
  • Journey to Jamestown

    My daughter, Isabelle, loves great stories -- especially the ones that are full of gloom. Her favorite movie scene is from Cinderella, when the main character's stepsisters rip apart her lovely pink dress just before the ball, followed closely by one from...
  • Philip D. Curtin

    Philip D. Curtin, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject, died June 4 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., of pneumonia. He was...
  • A love story carved in Callum's family tree

    The teenage girl known as Irish Nell was so much in love with a slave on the adjoining plantation that she would give up anything to marry her true love. Even her freedom. Even their future children's freedom. In 1681, Nell -- she was born Eleanor...
  • At last, a place for generations of history, hope

    More than 350 years have passed since the first enslaved Africans, taken forcibly from their homelands and sold to people in a land thousands of miles away, set foot in Maryland. Beginning this weekend, their stories and the stories of their...