| Jul 30, 2010
On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun.
The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
| Jan 17, 2010
With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
| Jun 2, 2010
This crumbling Delta town, set amid cotton fields, abandoned railroad tracks and cypress-studded bayous, is a hard place.
So hard that the plaintive sound of a local musician drawing a knife blade across the strings of his guitar gave birth to the...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Simeon Wright was only 12 when his teenage cousin, Emmett Till, was kidnapped from Wright's Mississippi home on August 28, 1955. A witness to the events leading up to and following that dreadful night, Wright saw his cousin's violent murder become a...
| May 25, 2005
Saying the cases had "no reasonable hope of success," Anne Arundel County's chief prosecutor dropped manslaughter and other charges yesterday against four young white men accused in the death of a black Pasadena teenager in a brawl last summer.
| May 28, 2005
HOW DID Marylanders end up with two poignant moments in race relations in just one week?
Well, it can't be because we're lucky, because one of those moments involves the death of Noah Jamahl Jones, a black teenager who died last year after a melee...