| 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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Oct 21, 2011
Edward Zarius Watson Jr., a retired Baltimore schools administrator and founder of a Little League program, died of pneumonia Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwood area resident was 94.
Born in Earleigh Heights in Anne Arundel County, he was...
| Aug 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader.
Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...
| Aug 29, 2011
Columbia resident Barbara Miller, 70, grew up in the post-Depression era in Republic, Pa., a small coal mining town in the southwestern part of the state, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. In addition to economically challenging times, the civil...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:17 PM
As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake embarks on a full four-year term after Tuesday's election victory, she faces the challenge of forging a legacy in a city grappling with decades of decline and years of financial shortfalls.
| Sep 11, 2011
| 3:33 PM
The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate.
The Baltimore Education Research...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.”
Akin, the GOP nominee...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79.
"Doris was really one of the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Happy 40th anniversary to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Iota Lambda Omega Chapter.
To mark this important occasion, the AKA Sorority is inviting the public to a celebration, the chapter's 40 Years of Timeless Service Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...
| Aug 2, 2012
Do you know what hoarding looks like?
You have probably seen articles in newspapers about hoarding of possessions and/or animals in a living space. There are also television shows about hoarding, showing rooms piled high with everything from newspapers...