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  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Saturday, Jan. 5 Talkin' Baseball The regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. John Holway will discuss his book "Baseball's Biggest Miracle." Free. Information: 410-740-1145. Future...
  • New urban farm crops up in Sandtown-Winchester

    New urban farm crops up in Sandtown-Winchester
    The empty lot in West Baltimore is usually a desolate spot, the sort of place people visit to leave an old mattress in the bushes or sneak a drink at night. But this week, chain saws buzzed, trucks rumbled and residents shoveled compost at North...
  • Maryland roots in new 'Ali' opera

    Maryland roots in new 'Ali' opera
    In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera." The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...
  • Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., pastor at New Shiloh Baptist

    Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., pastor at New Shiloh Baptist
    The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., senior pastor of the New Shiloh Baptist Church, whose legendary preaching spanned generations and brought him an audience beyond his congregation of 5,000 members, died of cancer Thursday. He was 76. In 47 years of...
  • The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as...
  • Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved

    Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved
    Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat. Even fellow civil rights...
  • Baltimore pastor wins award for efforts to fight poverty, crime

    Baltimore pastor wins award for efforts to fight poverty, crime
    When passersby drive through West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester community, they won't see flags symbolizing unity or notice traces of an affluent town. What they will see is a neighborhood once riddled with drug trade and prostitution, now being...
  • Committee seeks names for Annapolis marker honoring March on Washington

    Committee seeks names for Annapolis marker honoring March on Washington
    A committee building a new memorial in Annapolis has extended the deadline for names of those who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The committee had initially...
  • President praises Baltimore native at commencement

    President praises Baltimore native at commencement
    If Baltimore native Leland Shelton had bothered to check his email in the hectic day before graduation, he might have avoided a shock during commencement. There he was, one of 500 men in a black cap and gown this week at Morehouse College in Atlanta,...
  • Md. must nurture minority leadership

    Black History Month reminds us that our diversity is the fabric of our nation. We recently commemorated the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and we are reminded that this coming August marks the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream"...
  • Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre

    Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre
    Movie tickets at the Northwood Theatre cost just 90 cents back in 1963. But for some, the price of admission was considerably higher. It took years of picketing and nights in jail for hundreds of African-American college students and their supporters...
  • Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore

    Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore
    Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...