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  • Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana

    Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana
    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...
  • Tau Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority celebrates sorority's 94 years

    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...
  • 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...
  • Stop by HdG shops for last-minute Valentine's Day

    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,...
  • Storytellers have mastered the ancient art of narration [column]

     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...
  • Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer

    Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer
    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...
  • Kunta Kinte festival canceled this year

    Kunta Kinte festival canceled this year
    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...
  • Havre de Grace: Toss a silver dollar across the Susquehanna in honor of Washington

    Happy President's Day, dear readers. Monday, Feb. 18 is the official observance, but President George Washington's birthday is Feb. 22. Slice that cheery pie from Goll's Bakery, 234 North Washington Street, 410-939-4321 and toss a silver dollar across...
  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
  • Roman Catholic bishops, volunteers come together to feed hungry

    Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women. Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry...
  • Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs

    Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs
    To Funlayo Alabi, Shea Radiance is much more than a business. It’s a mission. Started in their Ellicott City home by Funlayo and her husband, Shola, Shea Radiance sells skin and hair products made from shea butter. Since the company’s...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Week 6 Results

    'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Week 6 Results
    Motown was in the spotlight on last night's show, with "thrilling comebacks" and "disappointing setbacks." Tom says "Our stars know there's 'nowhere to hide.'" We start with a Motown Medley from Harold Wheeler, the DWTS singers and the pro troupe. The...