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  • Mosby's focus on crime helped unseat Bernstein

    Mosby's focus on crime helped unseat Bernstein
    Lawyer Marilyn J. Mosby entered the Baltimore state's attorney race as a decided underdog. Just 34 years old, she was seeking to unseat a well-connected incumbent who would outraise her by a 3-to-1 margin. She'd never prosecuted a rape or murder case....
  • Race and the Mississippi election

    Race and the Mississippi election
    Tea party champion Chris McDaniel and his supporters are not amused by the irony of seeing their opponent in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, incumbent Thad Cochran, win by mobilizing black Democrats to turn out for him. I don't blame them for...
  • Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford

    Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford
    Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury. And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Fox Taps Two for Writers Intensive Fellowship Program

    Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox TV have set a development pact with writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft after tapping the pair as its Fox Writers Intensive fellows for 2014. Gonzalez (pictured left) and Haft (pictured right) were chosen...
  • Mosby cut into Bernstein's support in white neighborhoods, data suggest

    Mosby cut into Bernstein's support in white neighborhoods, data suggest
    One popular theory of lawyer Marilyn Mosby's upset win over incumbent State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein was that race played a deciding role in the election, helping a political newcomer oust a white prosecutor in a majority-black city. But Baltimore...
  • How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954

    Have you heard the news? The explosion of rock 'n' roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck driver named Elvis Presley was called to a recording session by producer Sam Phillips, the savvy owner...
  • LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case

    Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case
    About 50 people gathered in Annapolis on Thursday to protest the acquittal of a Glen Burnie man who shot and killed another man last fall. Relatives and supporters of Kendall Green are hoping the federal government will investigate the case as a hate...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...