| Aug 19, 2011
| 5:09 PM
With flavors like Raspberry Truffle, Cotton Candy and Burgundy Cherry, Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory has never had a problem luring walk-in customers to its perch near City Dock in downtown Annapolis. The 35-year-old shop's location in one of Maryland's...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:54 PM
When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 12:37 PM
With visible excitement, Chris Glass runs his finger across a large wall map of the world at the world headquarters of the nonprofit, IMA World Health, in New Windsor.
He carefully traces his route to Tanzania, then taps his finger gently on Mount...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:43 PM
Beauty can be found even in the utilitarian.
A recently opened exhibit of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes that point powerfully, with a varied array of elaborately handcrafted personal objects from across the continent — from...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The walls are freshly painted.
New carpet was just installed.
The glass shelves have been filled with intricate sculptures and carvings.
After spending the past 22 years in Columbia, the African Art Museum of Maryland is settling into its new home in...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV's investigative reporter, delights in exploring environments foreign to her. An ardent traveler, she has been dazzled by the likes of East Africa, Turkey and the wild Western United States.
But asked to cite her favorite travel...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate yesterday probably won't quiet all the so-called carnival barkers out there, but it ought to make a dent. As the president observed, the political sideshow over his place of birth and citizenship...
| May 14, 2011
He was a famed seaman — a prodigy who won a congressional medal at 18, fought in three wars and ended up commanding the 44-gun USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," as it tracked slave ships off the coast of Africa.
The reputation of Commodore Isaac...
| May 25, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Sex, power, class and race. For all their differences, the scandals encircling French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting an African-born maid in New York, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has confessed to having a child...