| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:46 AM
As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.
But colleagues of a...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Monrovia, Liberia — We sat in a waiting room of a health clinic here, talking about our fears. As a midwifery and nursing educator working in Liberia for Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, I had been asked to help update health workers...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
A recent report that a runaway Sierre Leone Ebola patient had been located but died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital is good news for the wrong reasons. Maybe this incident will help members of the community understand that Ebola is not a...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:05 AM
In 2010, Laurel resident Beverly Hunt and friend and business partner Sylvia Baffour traveled to Ghana to distribute water filters they had purchased for villagers living without access to clean drinking water. In February, reporter Gwendolyn Glenn...
| 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 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
There was a child — a little girl only 5 years old — who seemed so transfixed, so transformed by a story Diane Macklin told to a near-full audience in Cincinnati, that she stood up at the end of Macklin's performance, and clapped and...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Chartered in Laurel, the Tau Delta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will celebrate the sorority's 94th anniversary at a Founders' Day luncheon, Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel.
With the theme "94 Years Strong and the Legacy...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home.
She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills.
"Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will not go on as scheduled this month after organizers said they could not raise enough money to hold it.
The Annapolis festival has celebrated African-American history and honored the legacy of slave Kunta...