| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70.
David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Skinny Black Girl Productions, founded in 2011 by Alia Chapman, brought the crew and cast of its independent film "Repentance" to Old Town's Tastee Diner for several evenings of filming.
The story line involves two young women, Imani and her friend...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Baltimore is a football town. From the Colts dynasty of the 1950s through the 1970s, the Redskins to the south, the two-time world champion Ravens, and the transplanted Steelers and Eagles fans from Pennsylvania, Marylanders have plenty of reasons to...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The Cross Country Garden Club invites prospective members to a harvest luncheon at the Historic Waverly Mansion on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Enjoy a meal with fellow gardeners and garden enthusiasts to learn about the Club's Renewing and Revitalizing our...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...