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  • Baltimore's African-American history, and its footnotes, showcased at Inner Harbor

    Baltimore's African-American history, and its footnotes, showcased at Inner Harbor

    A woman dressed in a blue 19th-century dress and knitted shawl explained to a group of children that the Underground Railroad did not operate on steel rails. Gina Lee, who was portraying famed Underground Railroad "conductor" Harriet Tubman at Baltimore's Legends and Legacies Jubilee at the Baltimore...

  • Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour is in negotiations with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid on a possible sponsorship deal, a Spanish sports newspaper says. A deal to replace Adidas at the Spanish megaclub would significantly boost Under Armour's presence in the coveted European market and could be one of the richest deals...

  • Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Growing up in Silver Spring, Delali Dzirasa used to knock on doors and offer to cut grass, mow lawns, wash cars or walk dogs for pay. A lot of people said no, but a couple said yes. The thrill of landing those few jobs as a youngster gave Dzirasa a taste of the entrepreneurial life, and he was hooked....

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  • 'Walking While Black' documentary aims to bridge gaps in police, community relations

    'Walking While Black' documentary aims to bridge gaps in police, community relations

    After an interaction with Howard County police in 2012 that he found deeply troubling, filmmaker A.J. Ali says he was motivated to address relations between police and the African-American community. "I wanted to do something, a short film … to say, 'Hey, look what's happening to us," he said....

  • Hutzler's flagship to reopen as part of Contemporary art installation

    Hutzler's flagship to reopen as part of Contemporary art installation

    Last June, when Michael Jones McKean stepped into the empty first floor of the long-closed Hutzler Brothers department store on a stretch of Howard Street once percolating with retail businesses, he sensed right away the possibilities for creating an art installation there. The 40-year-old McKean...

  • Here's our first look at HBO's Henrietta Lacks movie, starring Oprah

    Here's our first look at HBO's Henrietta Lacks movie, starring Oprah

    HBO this week announced a premiere date for the docudrama "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Now, the network has also released the first trailer, which you can watch above.  The movie, which stars Oprah Winfrey, explores the life of Henrietta Lacks, a Baltimore County woman whose cells were...

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  • Get governors out of parole decisions

    Get governors out of parole decisions

    Gov. Larry Hogan has demonstrated a more enlightened, less politically cowardly approach to parole and commutations than either of his two Democratic predecessors, Govs. Martin O'Malley and Parris N. Glendening. That is about the faintest praise anyone could possibly bestow. Mr. Glendening upended...

  • The 'lost' tier map law

    The 'lost' tier map law

    Five years ago, then-Gov. Martin O'Malley convinced members of the General Assembly to limit new subdivisions that rely on septic systems. It was seen as an important weapon in the effort to protect the Chesapeake Bay — counties could still authorize new developments, but they'd have to designate...

  • A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    If Judge Neil Gorsuch gets fed up with President Trump, as any good judge should, I offer this as a model resignation latter to opt out of his Supreme Court nomination: Dear President Trump, I have made a decision that has been extremely difficult, but which I feel I cannot avoid. I respectfully...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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