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  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • African Art Museum shines light on the continent [Column]

    Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...
  • Maryland's largest casino bets heavily on Asian community

    Rising at the center of the sprawling casino floor at Maryland Live at Arundel Mills — a prime piece of money-making real estate, if there ever was one — aren't shiny new slot machines or table games. Instead, an Asian-themed eatery is...
  • State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness

    State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness
    A broad coalition of government agencies and non-profit organizations will be offering free HIV testing in Baltimore on Friday — which is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The events and the national initiative are efforts "to encourage...
  • Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'

    Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'
    Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009. When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University...
  • Noted historian and appraiser coming to library [West Friendship]

    How much is that antiquarian 1901 edition of Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery" really worth? Find out this and a whole lot more when esteemed historian Philip J. Merrill offers a lecture on the history of slavery in Howard County Maryland. The...
  • Monsignor Roland P. Bordelon, Catholic Relief director

    Monsignor Roland P. Bordelon, Catholic Relief director
    Monsignor Roland Pierre Bordelon, a retired Catholic Relief Services director, died of dementia Dec. 18 at Charlestown Retirement Community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87. Born in Bordelonville, La., he was the son of Russell and Lillian Dupuis...
  • Perry Hall student among top winners for Black History Month essay contest

    Perry Hall student among top winners for Black History Month essay contest
    A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of...
  • Hays-Heighe House exhibit highlights Black History Month in Harford

    February is Black History Month, and the Harford County Human Relations Commissions encourages county residents to learn more by participating in local events. The theme for Black History Month 2014 is "The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act of...
  • Holder's civil rights agenda [Editorial]

    Holder's civil rights agenda  [Editorial]
    Even after paying their debt to society, millions of Americans who have been imprisoned for committing a crime remain unable to exercise the most fundamental right of citizens in a democracy. State laws that bar felons from voting after their release...
  • Columbia Pierians quilt together history

    Columbia Pierians quilt together history
    The Columbia Pierians, an organization of African-American women dedicated to supporting the arts, are about 30 members strong, each with her own artistic interests — painting, music, dance, among others. None had ever quilted. That aside, two...
  • Preparation part of reward for Catonsville's Black Saga competitors

    Preparation part of reward for Catonsville's Black Saga competitors
    While there was no topping perfection on Feb. 22 at New Town High School, there was something to be gained from determination for the team from Hillcrest Elementary School. It took the last of three bonus questions to determine the second place winner...