| 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...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Ann McAllister Hughes, an artist who taught art in Baltimore's public schools and had chaired the art department at Forest Park High School, died July 27 of pulmonary failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The longtime Randallstown resident was 83.
| May 18, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.
"A giant has...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Fifteen special education students at Hillcrest Elementary School, many dressed in button-down shirts and ties or dresses, sat in a classroom Tuesday, listening to the emotional tale of someone who faced similar challenges to theirs decades ago.
| May 23, 2012
| 7:38 PM
The first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy has died, according to an announcement from the school Wednesday.
Wesley Brown started at the academy in 1945, after the first five black men to attend failed to complete their first year...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Gospel music lovers missed their chances to purchase tickets for this year's "Afternoon of Musical Praise" featuring Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams, slated for Aug. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Post Theater. The concert sold out almost two weeks...