DeRay Mckesson, the prominent activist and late entrant into Baltimore's mayoral race, will meet with President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the White House on Thursday for an event honoring Black History Month.
I don't like the Black History Month designation, but I absolutely recognize its necessity in a nation that seems to take special pride in rank ignorance of any kind of history, and certainly that which involves black people.
As the Maryland National Guard patrolled Baltimore streets for the first time in more than 45 years, some critics questioned why it took so long to deploy them. Among those airing concern: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not return his repeated phone calls for more than two hours Monday as rioting spread across the city. He felt he couldn't call out the Guard without her.
Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days. It was also a ratings failure.
Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving toward justice.
Members of the Carroll Co. chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands on Sat., Aug. 24, at National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.
Tens of thousands of marchers, including many from Baltimore, converged on Washington Saturday to celebrate the upcoming anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin at 10 p.m. Saturday, and it was a network news operation, ABC, not any of the all-news cable channels, that had the best initial coverage.
President Barack Obama nominated Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor today, the first step in what is shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle for the Justice Department official, civil rights attorney and longtime Marylander.
After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with TV news, but we truly have reached a new low of partisanship at MSNBC and Fox News -- and confusion at CNN.