With the recent uptick of demonstrations and activism on college campuses — in Baltimore especially, but also nationwide as issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and Title IX come to the forefront — student newspapers have a vital, yet delicate, role to play. As Cody Boteler, editor-in-chief of The Towson Towerlight, says: "Often, if something truly significant happens on campus — like when a couple of students occupied the president's office, for example — nobody is
A high-ranking official in the Baltimore police union with a history of making controversial statements — and getting disciplined for it — has once again landed in hot water, after suggesting protesters of a Maryland Fraternal Order of Police conference at the Inner Harber on Sunday were "thugs" involved in violence.
A four-day conference of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police officially opens with a reception Sunday night. But those convening at the Hyatt in Baltimore were greeted first by protesters Sunday afternoon.
As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion.
The U.S. will never persuade General el-Sissi to embrace democracy or end the endemic corruption that enriches Egyptian generals. But we can use the leverage our huge aid payments provide to protect some space for independent voices.
Protesters calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's ouster in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal have seized upon a digitally altered Cover Girl ad picturing a female football fan with a black eye to bring a striking visual to their mission.
State officials have pulled more than $30 million in designated funding from a proposed rail cargo transfer facility in an economically depressed corner of West Baltimore, after local residents put up more of a fight than was expected.
Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil unrest.
Two longtime Dundalk community activists say they are disturbed that the county police department contacted them after they testified against a development proposal at a County Council work session this month.
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar, an ordained preacher and former tea party activist, spreads a spirited message about rising above partisanship. He contends that he is the candidate best able to beat a Democrat in November.
As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all governmental instruments of power. He won 92 percent of the votes with 46 percent turnout. President-elect el-Sissi now has an historic chance to usher in a new democratic Egypt. Unfortunately, the last 10 months of his rule have indicated a far different future for his struggling country.
Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city.
About 50 people who gathered near the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to protest the attraction's continued ownership of eight bottlenose dolphins. It was one of more than 50 being held at aquatic parks and attractions around the world as part of the Empty the Tanks movement.
Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay. He also says people with same-sex attractions, including children, can rid themselves of those attractions through therapy, from him, on a couch in a tidy suburban home in Bowie.
An activist I talked to once likened the MDGOP to people serving onboard a submarine. They all breathe the same air, and they only talk to one another. It's time to open the process to everyone willing to be a part of it. I propose that the central committee system be scrapped in favor of state party conventions.
Neither U.S. activism in the case of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran, nor U.S. inaction in the case of Syria, has yet to bring the results hoped for by the Obama Administration. While U.S. policy in the Middle East has not yet broken down, except, perhaps in the case of Syria; the U.S. remains a long way from the breakthrough in the region that the Obama Administration had hoped for.
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group in 1969 had killed a suspected police informant within their ranks.
The EPA and CFPB arguably have more power to issue regulations that affect our economy than any other regulatory bodies, yet they're among the worst offenders when it comes to cronyism and favoritism among their ranks. It's time Americans are clear that partisan activists and impartial regulation don't mix.
Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called.
Two LGBT activists were reportedly each fined about $120 for holding a banner reading "Gay propaganda does not exist. People do not become gay, people are born gay" while demonstrating near of a children's library in a coastal Russian city.
Maryland, like 34 other states, lacks laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity – laws that would protect transgender people and others who transgress traditional notions of male and female.
Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Eastport resident was 91.