| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The other children sitting on the carpet in Diana Holley's first-grade classroom at Gilmor Elementary School on Friday wiggled and squirmed and laughed and whispered. But Briana Diggs stayed still.
Her chin rested in the palm of her hands, eyes turned...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Baltimore is home to some generous souls. There are those who give time, others who share their ideas and plenty of people willing to open their wallets.
Over the years, a number of people have built reputations as philanthropists. Yet however...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:47 AM
“Attention, attention … the mic is now open.”
It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.”
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Jonathan Arledge is a smooth 6-foot-9 basketball player with a nice outside shooting touch for a big man, and the ability to also make nice moves near the basket. With little body fat, the Laurel Boys and Girls Club product and former Meade High School...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Youman Fullard Sr., who fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife took over ownership of the Yellow Bowl Restaurant and turned it into one of the city's most sought-after soul food destinations, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
The Wall Street Journal over the weekend used Baltimore and the world-renowned Maryland Shock Trauma Center as the setting for a story saying hospital statistics show gun violence nationwide was “soaring,” and that a continuing national...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:15 AM
Christine Jenkins, whose family moved to Ellicott City from Woodlawn when she was in third grade, was a standout basketball player as a young girl, playing on several travel teams.
But she injured her knee during a game while in eighth grade, had...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Osborne A. Payne, a former educator who became a trailblazing Baltimore businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
He was 87.
"He was one of Baltimore's great unsung heroes,...
| Mar 3, 2013
A businessman and competitive sailor, Frank Savage has benefited from following seas and been battered on rocky shoals.
Born in North Carolina and raised by a single mother in segregated Washington, Savage rose to prominence in the world of...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:38 AM
Maryland wide receiver commitment Deon Long has ended his junior college career as a national champion.
The D.C. native and former New Mexico standout played a major role in Iowa Western Community College's 27-7 win over Butler (Kan.) C.C. for the NJCAA...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Ruth M. Land, a retired Baltimore public schools guidance counselor, died April 26 of complications from dementia at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 93.
The daughter of farmers, Ruth Margaret Williams was born and raised in Ocala, Fla. After...