| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
MAYBERRY, N.C. -- Former sheriff Andy Taylor died here last week. Mayberry is in mourning.
Sheriff Taylor was one of the last links to another, simpler time. Before there was a traffic light or drive-through banking here, before we got our first...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Electronic readers will make their debut this week at Anne Arundel County public libraries, when 200 e-readers become available for patrons to take home.
E-reader technology allows a user to have hundreds of hours of reading materials on a portable,...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The best moment of Tuesday night's 'Watch the Throne' tour stop at 1st Mariner Arena — and there were plenty of candidates — came 17 songs in, when Jay-Z and Kanye West ditched the flashy, multi-piece set and sat down, side by side, like old...
| Sep 28, 2008
Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns.
Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
| Jan 21, 2009
At 4 a.m. yesterday, the snow-covered homes along Sherwood Hill Road were silent, except for one. In that house, Regis Johnson cleaned up after a breakfast of sausage and eggs. His 15-year-old son, Andre, rubbed sleep from his eyes. And Johnson's mother,...
| May 18, 2008
By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more.
At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
| May 9, 2009
| 7:38 AM
Four local educators - including a two-time Baltimore mayoral candidate - are listed among endorsers of a black empowerment handbook that federal authorities say was written and distributed by the leader of a violent prison gang to spread its message....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
[<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:45 PM
This is my JFK Thanksgiving column, written exactly 50 years after his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. On that day, I was a happy-go-lucky 12-year-old, singing my heart out during music class. Someone knocked on the door. Our teacher stepped out,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:13 AM
When editors at Chicago's Third World Press purchased the rights to publish a book containing Malcolm X's diary, they saw it as an opportunity for readers to view the last year of the civil rights leader's life through his own words.
But earlier this...