| May 25, 2014
He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming.
The NAACP, a national...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Donnie Andrews' life is one that David Simon and Ed Burns would have had to invent if he hadn't already lived it.
"I am the real Omar," Andrews tells me by way of introduction, referring to how he was the inspiration for the ruthless yet moral stickup...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her predecessor Sheila Dixon have shared a lifetime of politics together. Dixon became the first African-American woman elected City Council president and then mayor. Rawlings-Blake followed in her footsteps.
For them, the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:12 PM
She has been Baltimore's mayor for nearly 20 months already, thrust into office to become a familiar if often unreadable face at the helm of a city beset by crime, budgetary woes and even Mother Nature.
But with her victory in the Democratic primary...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:01 PM
A Prince George's County state legislator, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term.
Muse, an African-American pastor...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Kweisi Mfume, the former Maryland congressman and NAACP leader, endorsed Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday for a second term, backing his one-time rival.
Mfume is the latest prominent black leader in the state to announce support for Cardin, who lost Baltimore...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908.
The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin won the support of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance on Monday in his bid for a second term, the latest in a series of endorsements the Democrat hopes will secure his support with black voters in the April primary election....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:42 PM
In a heated, narrowly divided closed-door meeting, Morgan State University's board of regents voted last week not to renew President David Wilson's contract, sources close to the board said Monday.
The ouster comes amid a string of recent incidents...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Morgan State University's Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of the university's president for an additional year during a lengthy meeting Friday — reversing a contentious decision to seek a new president at the close of the academic...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:35 AM
It was the Orioles’ final regular-season series in Tampa Bay -- three October games that preceded the team’s first trip to the playoffs in 15 years -- and I was sitting in Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office in the visiting clubhouse...