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  • The Sage in Black and White

    The Sage in Black and White
    The Negro brain, Mencken wrote in 1910, “is not fitted for the higher forms of mental effort.” This from the same man who probably did more to help black writers—including the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and James Weldon Johnson—get into mainstream print than any other white magazine editor of his day. Mencken wrote blistering attacks on the horror of lynchings, the injustice of segregation, the stupidity of the Ku Klux Klan. And yet, even in his wistful memoir “Happy Days” he drops race bombs: casually implying that it was implausible that a cop could hit “a bad nigger too hard.” But then, in 1948, just two weeks before the debilitating stroke that silenced his typewriter, Mencken’s final column in The Sun championed the cause of black and white tennis players who had been arrested in Druid Hill Park for playing on segregated courts, calling the park board’s ban on interracial play “irrational and nefarious” and lamenting that “the spirit of the Georgia cracker” could be found in Maryland.
  • At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers

    At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers
    The University of Baltimore Law Center opened its door last night for the second of two community forums on Baltimore's new curfew ordinance that will replace the city's 20-year-old ordinance, doing away with incarceration as a penalty for parents and...

    Dr. Francis Nunez Cardozo and Baltimore's struggle for Civil Rights

    One hundred years ago, the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its annual session in a lively debate over whether or not to racially segregate streetcars in Maryland. HB 904, sponsored by George Arnold Frick (D) from the 3rd District of Baltimore,...

    The State of the State's Attorney Race

    The State of the State's Attorney Race
    Marilyn Mosby's campaign office is in a seemingly otherwise vacant building at the corner of Eutaw Place and North Avenue. In the basement, past several workers making signs, back next to what looks like an abandoned commercial juice bar, she sits in a...

    Spring Heartbreak

    It was raining, but fuck it, it was my spring break, and I was going to get some spring-breaking in, weather be damned. I decided to bike down from Charles Village and over to Pennsylvania Avenue to check out its Star-Spangled Heritage Trail, brought to...