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  • Josephite order, founded to serve black community, celebrates heritage

    Josephite order, founded to serve black community, celebrates heritage
    Revered as a "gentleman in the finest sense of the word, remarkable convert-maker and a friend of the benighted," the Rev. Vincent Warren drove into rural Virginia one September night to share the word of God. He had no idea of what awaited. A caravan...
  • New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present

    New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present
    Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business. On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
  • We must tackle climate change

    We must tackle climate change
    Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...
  • Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]

    Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]
    Monday is Veterans Day, a day to pause and remember that the freedoms we enjoy have been paid for by the service in harm's way of our country's nearly 22 million veterans. "African-Americans have served in all of America's wars," according to local...
  • After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone

    After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone
    On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore

    TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore
    Hill Harper is perhaps best known for his characters on television shows such as “CSI: NY” and the cable series “Covert Affairs.” Yet the actor came to Baltimore to tackle a different role: working to help incarcerated...
  • Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana

    Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana
    When Mary Aboah moved from Tema, Ghana, to the United States in 1999, she wanted to live in a community that reminded her of home. Aboah settled in Columbia, which like Tema was a planned community created in the 1960s, a move she said "changed her...
  • Morgan looks beyond Baltimore

    Morgan looks beyond Baltimore
    Nearly 820,000 international students — a national record — studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan...
  • In final individual event of Olympic career, Michael Phelps wins gold medal

    In final individual event of Olympic career, Michael Phelps wins gold medal
    And then there was one. Michael Phelps came up golden again today swimming his last individual race, the 100-meter butterfly. He has just his leg in the 400-meter medley relay left to swim in these Olympic Games — or any other for that matter....
  • For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand

    For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand
    As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be. But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
  • Parishioners invite community to check out St. Nicholas Church [Letter]

    Sara Walser's column from South Laurel gave a great tribute to our retiring priest friend, Jesuit Frank Gignac. Why would Fr. Frank make the trek to St. Nicholas Church, from Catholic University to Contee Road, nearly every weekend for 35 years? Well, let...