| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Kweisi Mfume was a Baltimore city councilman when he received what would be the first of many words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela.
"Do not give up," Mfume said Mandela wrote him from prison, where he had somehow read about the councilman's efforts in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:45 AM
After two seasons as a walk-on at UNC-Wilmington, which meant his parents were footing most of the bill for college, the work ethic and patience of Shane Reybold of North Laurel was rewarded before his junior year in 2012 when he was put on an athletic...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world....
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it.
Mr. Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all....
| Jul 13, 2013
Before he was a lawyer, Anthony Ashton was a high school guidance counselor and a middle school teacher before that.
Those experiences shaped skills he would need in a second career: the ability to convey thoughts to an audience and to listen...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:56 PM
When Ozzie Newsome reflects on the remarkable exploits of Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens general manager thinks first of silence.
You have to be awfully good at your job to avoid the barbed scrutiny of NFL fans and analysts. You have to be an awfully decent...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tapped connections at the Democratic National Committee to hire a new communications and policy director.
Kevin Harris, 29, of Alexandria, Va., will begin work in Baltimore on Sept. 3.
He currently works as...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Atholton's football win over Marriotts Ridge on Sept. 6 will be forfeited because of an out-of-season practice violation, the Howard County Public School System announced on Tuesday.
"It's unfortunate that this has occurred, but I have full confidence...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home.
She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills.
"Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:08 AM
As a freshman on the junior varsity volleyball team at St. Vincent Pallotti, Zacharie Jackson was used as a setter and hitter.
"My freshman year I did a little bit of hitting," Jackson said. "After my freshman year, I moved into setting, and I have been...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
It was 8:30 in the morning on...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Kenneth Collins knew he had a big day in store when he showed up for work Aug. 28, 1963. As an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, his job was to protect the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who planned a major speech to anchor...