| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Kweisi Mfume was a Baltimore city councilman when he received what would be the first of many words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela.
"Do not give up," Mfume said Mandela wrote him from prison, where he had somehow read about the councilman's efforts in...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership.
Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 5:16 PM
As a mayor tormented by the issues of office, William Donald Schaefer sought the silence and solace of the church in downtown Baltimore where his funeral will be held Wednesday.
Alone, Schaefer turned to the traditional act of kneeling in prayer to...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:26 AM
In case you're wondering, Peter Angelos' involvement in this year's mayoral race didn't begin or end with last week's surprising letter to the editor.
A bunch of declared challengers trooped into Angelos' office about two weeks ago. They came in...
| 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....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:05 AM
A guy by the name of Mike Schaefer has filed a claim stating that he should get $28,000 from William Donald Schaefer’s estate.
Mike Schaefer, a Baltimore landlord, is no relation to the late mayor, governor and comptroller, though he openly...