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History & Politics

When Baltimore Burned

Fifty years ago this month, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. set off an upheaval in the city unlike anything since the Civil War.

Health & Wellness

Born This Way

Faced with discrimination and sometimes outright hostility, the Maryland transgender community perserveres, pioneering civil rights breakthroughs.

History & Politics

Forward Press

As a Vietnam vet, former Black Panther, and father of a literary superstar, Paul Coates has lived a life reminiscent of the great literature he publishes.

The Chatter

A Citywide Day of Service to Replace MLK Day Parade

Residents are encouraged to volunteer to celebrate the holiday.

History & Politics

Justice For All

On the anniversary of Thurgood Marshall’s Supreme Court confirmation, Baltimore’s great dismantler of Jim Crow remains a colossus of U.S. history.

The Chatter

Civil Rights Historian Taylor Branch Releases Country Album

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reunites with college buddies to form Off Our Rocker.

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