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Memories of Aunt Sima

Memories of Aunt Sima

When Sima Needleman married my mother’s brother, Dr. Richard Loebman, 65 years ago, nobody talked much about the war in Europe that she somehow survived. Even in mid-century America, the pain was still too fresh and raw to relive it. In those days, the public schools...

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Back to Business as Usual?

Back to Business as Usual?

George Floyd is Freddie Gray writ large. The national outrage over Floyd’s slow-motion killing by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25 mirrors and magnifies Baltimore’s fury over the death of Gray on Apr. 19, 2015. But Floyd died out in the open, where everybody...

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The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

If we’re all really lucky and stay alive until, oh, the end of the current decade, maybe one day we’ll know by then who’s going to be the next mayor of Baltimore. As this is written, Monday morning, June 8, we’re nearly a full week since people cast their ballots in...

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