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  • Maryland won't face up to discrimination in criminal justice

    Maryland won't face up to discrimination in criminal justice
    In June, the Maryland State Advisory Committee (SAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a daylong briefing in Annapolis to gather information about racial disparities in Maryland's criminal justice system. As advocates for reform, we were...
  • Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor and activist

    Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor and activist
    The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis-area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The...
  • In final individual event of Olympic career, Michael Phelps wins gold medal

    In final individual event of Olympic career, Michael Phelps wins gold medal
    And then there was one. Michael Phelps came up golden again today swimming his last individual race, the 100-meter butterfly. He has just his leg in the 400-meter medley relay left to swim in these Olympic Games — or any other for that matter....
  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 12

    'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 12
    We're all waiting for the big fight of the season. I mean, that's why we are watching -- right? I kinda wish they would just get to it, but the producers are clearly dragging this one out and setting up for a big finale. At least that's my prediction....
  • 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 10

    'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 10
    Watch out, NeNe: In this episode, Kim takes a visit to the gun range. Meanwhile, Cynthia and Phaedra try to get their hubbies to kiss and make up, and Kandi's mom is plotting to mend a broken friendship.   It's date night for Kim and Kroy, and what's more...
  • Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage
    When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
  • Annapolis business owners and festivals battle for customers

    Annapolis business owners and festivals battle for customers
    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...
  • Immigration: an American success story

    The nation recently received two contradictory signals about the importance of immigration reform. President Barack Obama stood near the Mexican border in El Paso last month and called (again) for immigration reform. The next week, Gallup released a...
  • History reborn at East Towson log cabin

    History reborn at East Towson log cabin
    The 13-by-17 foot building on the grounds of the Carver Community Center, at 300 Lennox Ave., Towson, is like the cover of a book for an important story. It contains an important chapter of East Towson's past, an authentic log cabin built in 1857 by...
  • Why fighting AIDS in Africa is absolutely in our interest

    Thomas McDonough of Towson, asks if U.S. taxpayer dollars sent to fight AIDS in Africa are not better used right here in Baltimore or Detroit, at least for now ("African AIDS money better spent at home," June 25). Senora McGuire of Dundalk deplores the...
  • The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

    The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex
    When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security. The company also has helped rescue ships from pirates in the waters off Somalia and provides medical...