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  • Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy

    Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy
    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...
  • History reborn at East Towson log cabin

    History reborn at East Towson log cabin
    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...
  • Why fighting AIDS in Africa is absolutely in our interest

    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...
  • 'Our blacks' vs. 'their blacks'? Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race

    'Our blacks' vs. 'their blacks'? Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race
    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...
  • Compassion without boundaries: The generosity of Howard countians in faraway places

    Compassion without boundaries: The generosity of Howard countians in faraway places
    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,...
  • The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

    The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex
    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...
  • Party for art's sake

    Party for art's sake
    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...
  • Peace Corps volunteers recall work that changed their world

    Peace Corps volunteers recall work that changed their world
    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...
  • Baltimore County music teacher brings drumming to school

    Baltimore County music teacher brings drumming to school
    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...
  • Datebook

    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,...
  • Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth

    Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth
    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...
  • Support adoptive same-sex couples

    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...