While the Obama administration presses colleges and universities to respond more aggressively to sexual assaults, students who are attacked at Baltimore-area schools still are unable to get rape kits on their campuses.
The 19th century and early 20th century women leaders who secured the vote for all citizens, regardless of sex, are an inspiration, and their spirit can keep us going to achieve a better society in the 21st century. The message of Women's Equality Day is that the vote is precious and we should use it to continue to pursue the goal: full equality.
In 1970, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He was nearly 30 years old -- borderline ancient. Unlike other Capital staffers, he was a Naval Academy graduate with a master's degree in journalism, and he was a Vietnam war combat veteran whose service left him severely disfigured. And he could not type.
I am not surprised that Ferguson exploded, the police overreacted, and that communities around the country, including in Baltimore, responded by having a national moment of silence in memory of Michael Brown. I am surprised that we do not realize that it is time to have a conversation about race and that this conversation must take place before we begin the process of healing and before something else happens to capture the nation's attention.
The 220 miles that make up U.S. 40 in Maryland was an epicenter of historical clashes in the state with resistance culminating with a Freedom Ride less than three months after Kennedy issued his plea. On Dec. 16, 1961, as many as 700 blacks and whites descended upon dozens of still-segregated restaurants along the highway.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday at a popular burrito restaurant in Bethesda to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to promote a raise for other American workers.
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions to speed deportations for the children.
It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S. immigration court: The young immigrants must first find an attorney.
JET magazine, the pocket-sized source of news about blacks since 1951, has bowed to the ages and gone digital with a new app. But its debut digital issue this month makes clear that JET is no longer the magazine for anyone who claims to be at least middle-aged.
State and local officials in Maryland stressed Wednesday that they are working with the federal government to identify a shelter for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be turning in their graves.
WASHINGTON — Carroll County officials voiced swift opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential a shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals.
By By John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
President Barack Obama asked Congress Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.