| Apr 26, 2014
| 12:01 PM
The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84.
"His use by God went beyond local...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
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-...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even as a child, I loved math.
As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention.
If the children march, the Rev....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Harold D. Petty Sr., a retired Maryland state trooper whose career spanned 25 years, died Friday of cancer at his farm in Darlington, Harford County. He was 76.
The son of farmers, Harold Dean Petty Sr. was born in Galax, Va., and moved with his family...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
Uh oh, dear readers!
It's Black Friday. I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of friends and relatives. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During the holiday season, many of us consider our good fortune and engage in charitable acts to share our prosperity. Marylanders give generously to food banks, serve at homeless shelters, or otherwise volunteer to help our less fortunate neighbors....
| Dec 7, 2013
In the Christmas season, it is natural for men and women of the Christian faith to ponder the lessons of the Gospel and particularly the forbearance of their savior who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might be free. Few political leaders who...