| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:44 PM
The pastor who works with some of Anne Arundel County's poorest residents and a longtime civil rights activist will be the keynote speakers at coming events in the county honoring the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Both the Rev. Martin Luther...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:02 PM
The National Rifle Association's response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — that is, placing blame for it on everyone and everything except the NRA and its all-guns-all-the-time credo — was utterly predictable. But this time...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The wicked warm spell that bedeviled the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter.
"That storm gave us a big kick. We'...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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"...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The Montpelier Arts Center is currently staging a special exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. "Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Military Service in the United States" features the experience of black military personnel from the American...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Fitness and Health
The 10th annual Freedom Fitness and Health Expo will take place at South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg, on Sun., Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local entertainment, free...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:15 AM
At last, more insight into Don Draper's psyche. Now that old Don is back, most of season six's sins have been cyclical, from revisiting adultery and prostitution to a hefty resurgence in Don’s liquor bill.
The reboot of old Don has sometimes...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Moments after Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers that "it is time to repeal the death penalty in Maryland and replace it with life without parole" during his State of the State speech Wednesday, a Roman Catholic nun famous for her repeal work resumed...