| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students Claire Mudd and Billy Rosenberg were among more than 400 students from across the country who were named Ben Carson Scholars for 2012. The Ben Carson Scholarship is awarded to students in grades four to 11...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Within an hour after an East Baltimore man died while in police custody, Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon got an urgent phone call from someone with connections to the family, asking for his help.
The next day, Witherspoon, a 30-year-old clergyman and single...
| Sep 1, 2012
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Prince George's County elementary and middle school students were recently recognized for their skills in an online math program.
First in Math, which was provided to third- through eighth-grade students in the county, is an online program that...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:51 AM
A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families:
Nonprofits, charities and support groups
Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:11 AM
It's time for someone to say it aloud. As a member of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights for more than a decade and its chairman for much of that time, I'm willing to take the risk of being misunderstood.
African-Americans are no longer the...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Students at Laurel High have proven they have the "write" stuff, taking home several awards in the past month for journalism and poetry.
Laurel High's student-produced newspaper, the Shield, recently won a 2011 first-place award from the American...
| May 14, 2012
| 1:03 PM
While I am a believer in Martin Luther King Jr.'s truism, "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important," it still saddens me deeply at the loss of life, particularly a life that has had so little time on this earth.
On May 5, I...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Actor Richard Belzer, longtime star of "Law & Order: SVU" -- or as Baltimore prefers, of "Homicide" -- hit Bethesda this weekend to promote his new book.
Belzer's latest project is "Dead Wrong," his examination of four 1960s assassinations -- President...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.
"A giant has...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:56 AM
First off, big thanks to Diane Trap for covering for me last week when I was traveling. Secondly, I HATE THE NEW FORMAT OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR.
So last week, we didn't vote, but this week we do, but next week is the actual finale, even though last week...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Quick quiz: What do LL Cool J, The Rock, 50 Cent, Karl Malone, Don King, Lynn Swann, Wilt Chamberlain, Eldridge Cleaver, Peter Boulware, Tony Dungy and Alveda King, (niece of Martin Luther King Jr.) have in common?
If you guessed membership in the...