| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Olive Ann Evans, a retired federal employee active in Masonic orders, died of a heart attack March 13 at her daughter's Walbrook home. She was 86.
Born Olive Ann Dillard in Sharon, Pa., she was the daughter of Thomas Dillard, a steel worker, and...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The Baltimore branch of the NAACP will hold a downtown rally Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The rally is part of a flurry of action from Maryland churches and civil rights groups seeking to memorialize Martin, the 17-year-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Why is a conservative foundation in Iowa seeking to roll back a civil rights law in Maryland?
Three weeks ago, a federal lawsuit funded by the Legacy Foundation was filed against Maryland's proposed congressional redistricting plan. But the lawyers...
| Apr 25, 2012
For over three decades, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Columbia chapter has awarded college scholarships to Howard County high school seniors through its Pearl Foundation Inc. Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients including three from...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 6:00 PM
For nearly a decade, Michael Maurice Johnson dated the half-sister of Phylicia Barnes. He went along on family trips, and played basketball with their brother. He was like family, and considered Phylicia a "little sister," relatives say.
He was also...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:47 AM
If you were to paint the collective mood of those in the checkout line Saturday at the Laurel Art Center, the brush could have been dipped in the deepest of blues.
The Main Street landmark, which closed in February but reopened April 28 and 29 for a two-...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
During my time in office, members of the downtown business community and other citizens urged me to take action against the area known as The Block. Since the end of World War II, The Block has been a concentration of strip clubs and X-rated bookstores....
| May 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings wants folks to know that he's keeping it real.
Like really, really, really real.
Starting with where he lives.
He told a crowd at Howard University Wednesday just how down-and-dirty real his Baltimore neighborhood is.
| May 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
For Kelly Sykes,a career in physical therapycan be traced back to a football injury during his days at Oakland Mills High School.
That injury served as the catalyst that eventually led him to open Touchstone Physical Therapy and Wellness in his hometown...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Harvard University has a research forest. So does Duke. Yale has multiple forests. The University of Maryland has “the wooded hillock." a 24-acre patch of trees at the northern tip of the state's flagship public campus.
Though tiny, largely...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.
There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...