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  • Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy

    Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy
    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...
  • Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art

    Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art
    Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster. The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
  • 'Going to St. Ives' at Colonial Players has many layers

    In "Going to St. Ives," Colonial Players offers a powerful story about two women becoming acquainted over tea — a discussion that touches on dictatorships in post-colonial Africa while offering insights into the plight of two grieving mothers...
  • Block party breaks down West Baltimore boundaries

    Block party breaks down West Baltimore boundaries
    A grass-roots idea to bridge the gaps among racially divided neighborhoods has blossomed into an annual block party in West Baltimore that drew hundreds Saturday to a triangular park in Upton. At the fifth annual Boundary Block Party, sponsored by a...
  • Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case

    Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case
    Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in the election fraud case against veteran political consultant Julius Henson after a Baltimore judge rejected a defense request to throw out the charges. Baltimore Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown ruled Tuesday...
  • Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal

    Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal
    What comes to mind when Mexican immigrant Elsa Garcia thinks of Baltimore's drawbacks? "Basura. O las drogas," said the East Baltimore resident. "Trash. Or drugs." Then, quickly, comes her list of Baltimore's pluses: Her husband has been able to find...
  • Police instructor's email prompts investigation; NAACP demands apology

    The Anne Arundel County Police Department has opened an internal investigation into a police training academy instructor's decision to send an email to dozens of his police colleagues calling for President Barack Obama to be voted out of office and...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 51 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy with a low temperature around 41 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. FROM LAST NIGHT... O'...
  • A war on the poor, in South Carolina and beyond

    A war on the poor, in South Carolina and beyond
    So here's how it is: You have no driver's license because you have nothing to drive. You have no passport because you've never been out of the country. You have no other photo ID because you have no bank account. You work and get paid under the table,...
  • Blacks should stand with gays on marriage equality

    The 400-year advancement of African-Americans from chattel, to sharecroppers, to second-class citizens under Jim Crow, to our current status as emancipated citizens in today's democracy is one of the most powerful and transformative — although...
  • Lira and Rashida Jolley are setting the music world on fire

    Two singers I had never heard in concert performed in the area last month, and I was so glad I changed my plans at the last minute to go to the shows because they were amazing. One is South African singer Lira who performed at Ramshead in Annapolis...
  • 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 14, 'No Bones About It'

    'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Episode 14, 'No Bones About It'
    After two weeks of helping the needy, it looks as though these peaches are starting to have a change of heart. They've been spending their free time delivering goods to orphanages and schools. To bond more, the ladies host a pajama party that reveals...