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  • Councilman presses Anne Arundel resolution to honor Mandela

    Councilman presses Anne Arundel resolution to honor Mandela
    The Anne Arundel County Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late Nelson Mandela on Monday night, after Councilman Daryl Jones made a personal appeal. Jones recalled his time as a college student in the 1980s, when he lobbied the...
  • The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]

    The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]
    Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
  • Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]

    Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]
    Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter. Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
  • Kwanzaa called celebration of 'good in life'

    Kwanzaa called celebration of 'good in life'
    The Eastern Shore-born activist who created Kwanzaa told a standing-room-only crowd the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on Saturday that the post-Christmas holiday is a celebration of "all that is good in life."...
  • A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]

    A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]
    The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
  • Enjoy the cold on a walk on the North Park Trail in HdG

    It's frigid January, dear readers, Calling all polar bears! Joe Kochenderfer will lead Havre de Grace's polar team to brave frigid temperatures on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a "Frost Bite Walk of the North Park Trail." This guided Ice Age nature and...
  • White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel

    White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel
    Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County. These days, White is busy...
  • Pushing for a 'brighter, better Belair Road'

    Pushing for a 'brighter, better Belair Road'
    When Baltimore restaurateur Casey Jenkins opens the Birdland Sports Bar & Grill on Belair Road this month, it will be one of a few sit-down restaurants along the commercial strip. But he, and many others, hope it won't be the last. City, county and...
  • Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County

    Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County
    The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews. While those roughly 900...
  • Birthdays, groundhogs kick off February in HdG

    What? Is it already February, dear readers? February introduces African-American History (Black History) month. Feb. 1 is National Freedom Day. Happy Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. At 7:30 a.m. Punxsatawney Phil will emerge from a simulated tree trunk on...
  • Ellicott City

    Lecture The Howard County Historical Society presents Philip Merrill, an expert in African-American history, memorabilia, culture and an appraiser with the Maryland Public Television show "Chesapeake Collectibles" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at...
  • No military intervention in Syria

    No military intervention in Syria
    Why does our government not learn from the mistakes of the past? After the Russian invasion of Afghanistan we armed the opposition, and as a result the Taliban used those weapons to establish one of the most repressive regimes in post-World War II...