More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains.
Since January, when we marked the 89th birthday of the martyred Martin Luther King Jr., I have been re-reading his words and those written about him in anticipation of an avalanche of activity that next month will mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
For those who like history trivia, there is nothing better than studying presidential trivia. Only baseball trivia seems to rival the intense scrutiny of esoteric minutia of the office of the president of the United States.
The Carroll County Department of Planning is two years into a comprehensive rezoning project, examining and updating how properties are classified and where different uses are allowed. People may have questions. Interim Director of Planning Lynda Eisenberg wants to hear them.
Bessie Bordenave’s mission is to preserve the memory of Harriet Tubman High School, the county’s last all black school before desegregation. Bordenave, an alumna of the school, is also president of the Harriet Tubman Foundation, which hopes to turn the building into a cultural community center.
Last year at this time, I wrote that we in the media had failed miserably in trying to cover Candidate Trump. We still haven't figured out how to cover President Trump. But we are getting there by working harder and behaving better than him, doing both our job and his in terms of moral leadership.
Sometimes the Christmas season can feel like the 6 o’clock news, full of death and disaster. But as we wrap our brains around workable solutions to the ills of our world, the holiday season inevitably brings moments of sheer unfettered joy.
The comprehensive rezoning effort was begun by county planning staff following the passage of the 2014 County Master Plan. Although the county’s zoning code has seen text amendments over the years, Eisenberg said, the code has not received a comprehensive update since its inception in the 1960s.
The sexual behavior of American politicians and celebrities has been a staple of news stories from the beginning of the Republic. But it seems to have approached a peak this year with the case of Judge Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, and other such scandals.
With some 75 million beneficiaries nationwide, including 1.3 million in Maryland, proposed cuts to the 52-year-old Medicaid program have become a key stumbling block as the Senate considers the health care legislation approved by the Republican-controlled House in May.
Donald Trump is being treated unfairly in some parts of the mainstream media, and unless we deal with it honestly and openly, we are the ones who will wind up losing credibility even as we point our fingers at Trump for his lies.
Hatred of the press may not be the only thing that Donald Trump has in common with Richard Nixon. Going behind a sitting president's back to interfere in foreign policy initiatives could be another if the full truth ever comes to light about contacts between Mr. Trump's people and the Russians interfering in the U. S. election. In Nixon's case it may have cost American lives.
Minorities in America know that in some cases, the Democratic Party may not necessarily have their interests first and foremost in mind. But the record shows, at least since 1980, that when the Democrats hold the White House, minorities measurably do better than they do under Republicans. From symbol to substance, Republicans give little more than lip service to people of color — unless they can use them to attract a certain kind of white vote.