More than a decade ago, as a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, I had my first piece of writing published. It was an opinion column in the student newspaper, in which I identified myself as a gay student and argued for the legalization of same-sex marriage. The column simultaneously launched me out of the closet and launched my journalism career.
A so-called compromise on what to do with a Confederate plaque at the statehouse in Annapolis is an affront to the first African American Speaker of the House and fails to address the racist history it represents.
A long awaited plan by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. to make it illegal to deny housing to people on public assistance would go a long way in redressing the county's embarrassing segregationist past and present, and it's time the county council supported such efforts.
The Sun partnered with Baltimore Homecoming this year to seek nominations and collect votes for the 2019 Homecoming Heroes awards, which recognize city residences -- with a $3,000 prize -- who've shown exceptional dedication and success in transforming Baltimore for the better. The results are in. Here are this year's winners.