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  • 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...
  • Memoir recalls author's fight to integrate Harford's public schools

    Memoir recalls author's fight to integrate Harford's public schools
    On a recent Thursday afternoon, A. Dwight Pettit went back to where it all started. He walked through the halls and into the auditorium at Aberdeen High School, where almost 55 years ago he was denied admission to the school because of a "lack of...
  • Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]

    Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]
    For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy"...
  • Baltimore NAACP kicks off AIDS outreach program

    Baltimore NAACP kicks off AIDS outreach program
    Magic Johnson may have survived for more than 20 years with HIV and is in apparent good health, but don't let the basketball legend's success story fool you. HIV and AIDS remain scourges in the African-American community, where experts say infection...
  • Don't count out O'Malley [Commentary]

    Don't count out O'Malley [Commentary]
    If I were advising either Hillary Clinton or any of the at least 10 Republicans giving thought to running for president in 2016, I would tell them to pay especially close attention to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland. Should they not, he may be...
  • Building safe and just communities [Commentary]

    Building safe and just communities [Commentary]
    Marylanders are ready for an open and serious discussion about our state's laws pertaining to the possession of small amounts of marijuana. As currently constructed and enforced, these laws are costly, ineffective and racially biased, and they result in a...
  • Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift

    Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift
    The controversy surrounding the renaming of the Laurel library has taken a turn as the purported Confederate past of Charles H. Stanley, for whom the library is named, has put some city residents in conflict with a campaign to keep Stanley's name on the...