| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:11 AM
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start. And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:46 PM
She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington.
The nation had just elected its first black...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives.
The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago....
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Historical Society of Carroll County will mark its annual celebration of the founding of Carroll County Saturday, Jan. 19, with a presentation on the letters and documents which shed additional light on the divided loyalties of the Shriver family...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:21 AM
There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man.
He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The political wisdom of today declares that the middle class must be rescued, but it's the lower class that is the most endangered segment of America. The working poor are squeezed between pressure from illegal labor and a stagnant economy. The health...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Regarding recent statements by Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association about school security, I would ask whether the school he attended as a boy was made safe by armed guards or teachers ("Push under way to arm teachers after Newtown," Dec. 23)....
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Django Unchained" (R). A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:15, 3:45, 7:20, 10:50 p.m.)
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I don't know about you, but watching the movie "Lincoln" sent me to the bookshelf and Internet to learn more about political wrangling over the adopition of the 13th Amendment.
The movie was a great political science lesson, but it was obvious that...
| 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...