| May 14, 2011
He was a famed seaman — a prodigy who won a congressional medal at 18, fought in three wars and ended up commanding the 44-gun USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," as it tracked slave ships off the coast of Africa.
The reputation of Commodore Isaac...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The 13-by-17 foot building on the grounds of the Carver Community Center, at 300 Lennox Ave., Towson, is like the cover of a book for an important story.
It contains an important chapter of East Towson's past, an authentic log cabin built in 1857 by...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:01 AM
Thomas McDonough of Towson, asks if U.S. taxpayer dollars sent to fight AIDS in Africa are not better used right here in Baltimore or Detroit, at least for now ("African AIDS money better spent at home," June 25). Senora McGuire of Dundalk deplores the...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Do you think it gives Clarence Thomas a warm, fuzzy feeling to know he is one of Ann Coulter's blacks?
That is how Coulter put it on Fox "News" while defending Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges that threatened to engulf his campaign last...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Jul 17, 2011
When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security.
The company also has helped rescue ships from pirates in the waters off Somalia and provides medical...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:20 AM
What has become one of the area's hottest events is set to take place again Sept. 30, and it's not being held in a dance club, hotel ballroom or concert hall, but at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on the National Mall.
The event, Africa...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:33 AM
At a time in their lives when young people feel the pressure of "what's next?" Larry Shirley, of Towson, and Barbara Cook, of Cockeysville, enlisted in the Peace Corps.
That decision changed the course of their lives. The same could probably be said...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:50 PM
With 600 students, including a significant percentage of immigrants, music teacher Diane Schaming wanted to try something new to interest the children in the music of different cultures.
So last summer she went to Africa and brought back music to...
| Nov 25, 2011
Sunday, Nov. 27
'Feed the Hungry' The county NAACP Youth Council sponsors "Feed the Hungry" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ridgelys Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. In addition to providing a free meal, the youths will give out gloves, hats,...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:58 PM
People packed the pews and filled the balconies of Baltimore's historic Bethel A.M.E. church Sunday morning to honor a man they credit with reviving the house of worship — one of the city's most influential — and bringing unabashed passion...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:00 AM
I read the results of the Sun poll on November 19 which reported that 53 percent of Marylanders would support a law to continue to discriminate against gay people in adoption issues. The ideal place to raise a child may be a home with a happily married...