| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born slave turned abolitionist leader, has become the first African-American to have his portrait hung in the governor's official residence in Annapolis.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, first lady Katie Curran O'Malley and Lt. Gov....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:22 AM
In recent decades, the heaviest concentrations of Confederate battle flags have been seen mainly at two types of large organized gatherings — Ku Klux Klan rallies and Pennsylvania pigeon shoots.
(Kluxers can gather anywhere, but pigeon shoots,...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first.
Michael Brown, an 18-year old African American man was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what one...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Ray Smith spent years as a hit man, a violent tax protester and a white supremacist. He pretended to be all of those things while working as an undercover deputy with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Ready to talk on any topic, the former volunteer...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Israeli attacks on a hospital and refugee camp playground in Gaza on Monday, July 28th brought the total of Palestinian dead to 1,200, with more no doubt to come. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just promised his people "a prolonged campaign" in...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse.
Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Winfred Rembert worked in a Southern cotton field at age 6, was arrested at a Civil Rights demonstration in Americus, Ga., at age 19, was jailed with no charges for a year and then escaped, overpowering a deputy and locking him in the cell. Rembert got...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6)
Every week I read...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:19 AM
In January, photographer Fred Burkhart was preparing to die. He had been fighting prostate cancer for more than three years and a recent doctor's visit was bleak.
"They say maybe just a few weeks," he said.
He died on Saturday. He was 72 years old,...