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  • Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore

    Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore
    A red-faced state trooper hardly acknowledged Harry Belafonte before a 1967 performance at the University of Baltimore during heat of the civil rights movement. After the show, part of a tour with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an envelope from the trooper...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • Health disparity persists [Commentary]

    Health disparity persists  [Commentary]
    Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
  • William H. Adolph, chiropractor

    William H. Adolph, chiropractor
    Dr. William Howard Adolph, a retired Randallstown-area chiropractor and decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer March 27 at his Owings Mills home. He was 92. Born in Philadelphia and raised in the Idlewylde section of Baltimore County, he was the...
  • Lime Kiln Middle student wins MLK essay contest [Fulton/Highland]

    Samantha Hall, an eighth grade student at Lime Kiln Middle School, submitted her essay to the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" essay contest. Students were asked to write and submit a personal essay, basing it on the legacy of Dr. King and...
  • Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor

    Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor
    Juliette M. Carpenter, a former U.S. State Department supervisor who later worked for the state of Maryland, died Feb. 4 of respiratory failure at Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc. in Catonsville. The Baltimore resident was 93. The daughter of a postal...
  • Three unopposed in Harford 2014 election

    Three unopposed in Harford 2014 election
    Three Harford County officials don't have opponents in the 2014 election, and each one has expressed his or her gratitude for the "vote of confidence" from the community. Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Curtin, Register of Wills Derek Hopkins and County...
  • Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

    Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case
    After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him. Lomax, now...
  • Sojourner-Douglass College will overcome its present difficulties [Letter]

    Your recent story on Sojourner Douglass College revealed these students' distress and uncertainty about their futures ("With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo," March 30). As an African-American who once experienced a...
  • Wintertime has its own holidays, but they mostly fall flat [column]

    For a lot of years now, I've been convinced that somewhere between Halloween and the week before Thanksgiving, American society largely grinds to a halt for the holiday season. Aside from essential activities, just about every waking hour is consumed...
  • Dr. King's dream lives on in Harford County

    Dr. King's dream lives on in Harford County
    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and the late Harford County civil rights leader Joseph Bond, the Harford County Human Relations is hosting a humanitarian luncheon Tuesday at Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp. The humanitarian luncheon, is one of...
  • Sing for King to honor concert organizer

    Sing for King to honor concert organizer
    Sing for King, a Laurel celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Laurel High School auditorium, 8000 Cherry Lane. The seventh annual concert, co-sponsored by the city of Laurel, Laurel...