| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
As my daughters, their friends and students across Maryland head back to school, I am grateful they live in a country with access to education for girls and boys from elementary through high school and that their school has clean water, school supplies...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke.
The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:43 PM
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's international studies school, eight months pregnant, was among dozens killed in the weekend massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall.
Elif Yavuz, 33, who earned her graduate degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:05 PM
An audit of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture released Thursday uncovered slipshod accounting practices, among them failing to fully inventory its collection and neglecting to file annual reports, in violation...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
While I agree with parts of Jeffrey Ian Ross' recent commentary on gun violence, I do not agree with his conclusions about how to address it and live with it ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22).
I agree that...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Hill Harper is perhaps best known for his characters on television shows such as “CSI: NY” and the cable series “Covert Affairs.” Yet the actor came to Baltimore to tackle a different role: working to help incarcerated...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Nearly 820,000 international students — a national record — studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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"...