| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| 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 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Monday is Veterans Day, a day to pause and remember that the freedoms we enjoy have been paid for by the service in harm's way of our country's nearly 22 million veterans.
"African-Americans have served in all of America's wars," according to local...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:08 PM
On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine.
Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
| 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
| 6:00 AM
When Mary Aboah moved from Tema, Ghana, to the United States in 1999, she wanted to live in a community that reminded her of home.
Aboah settled in Columbia, which like Tema was a planned community created in the 1960s, a move she said "changed her...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County.
These days, White is busy...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month.
So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
When Rose and Apollos Ihedigbo moved their young family to the United States from Nigeria in 1980, they were determined to pursue opportunities in higher education that had not been available to them in their native land.
The road was not easy, but...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Howard County organizations have a friend in the Horizon Foundation: the local nonprofit awarded more than $1 million in grants in 2013.
The grants, totaling $1.1 million, went to 20 organizations serving Howard County. The purpose of the grants was...