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Africa

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  • Electrify Africa

    Electrify Africa
    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...
  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    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...
  • Pregnant Hopkins grad among those killed in Kenyan mall massacre

    Pregnant Hopkins grad among those killed in Kenyan mall massacre
    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...
  • State audit faults Lewis Museum's financial oversight

    State audit faults Lewis Museum's financial oversight
    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...
  • Gun violence: Get used to it

     Gun violence: Get used to it
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • We must tackle climate change

    We must tackle climate change
    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...
  • TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore

    TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore
    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...
  • Morgan looks beyond Baltimore

    Morgan looks beyond Baltimore
    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...
  • 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"...