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  • State audit faults Lewis Museum's financial oversight

    State audit faults Lewis Museum's financial oversight
    An audit of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture released Thursday uncovered slipshod accounting practices, among them failing to fully inventory its collection and neglecting to file annual reports, in violation...
  • Gun violence: Get used to it

     Gun violence: Get used to it
    While I agree with parts of Jeffrey Ian Ross' recent commentary on gun violence, I do not agree with his conclusions about how to address it and live with it ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22). I agree that...
  • 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...
  • Celebrating Mandela's 95th

    Celebrating Mandela's 95th
    With songs, stirring words and a cake, a group of Baltimoreans joined the worldwide party to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, an occasion made even happier by news that the health of the hospitalized former South African president was improving....
  • Answering the backlash to outrage over the Zimmerman verdict

    Answering the backlash to outrage over the Zimmerman verdict
    My fellow white people — many of us, maybe most of us — get really weird about the subject of race, especially when black people raise questions about the way they are treated. Reactions range from silence to white-hot vitriol to moderate...
  • African American history comes to life in Baltimore

    African American history comes to life in Baltimore
    On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …" Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
  • Annapolis honors 'living landmarks'

    Annapolis honors 'living landmarks'
    Four people will be honored in Annapolis on Monday, all recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Living Landmarks Award for sustained commitment to Annapolis’ cultural heritage. The honorees are Peg Bednarsky, innkeeper at the Historic Inns...
  • Foose focuses on closing gap at Howard African American community forum

    Foose focuses on closing gap at Howard African American community forum
    A key focus of the new strategic plan for Howard County schools, laid out by Superintendent Renee Foose, is engagement — on the parts of teachers, administrators, students and parents. It was that engagement that took center stage Monday, Sept....
  • Maryland's new Jim Crow

    Maryland's new Jim Crow
    The good news, such as it is, from the American Civil Liberties Union's report on racial bias in marijuana enforcement is that blacks in Maryland are only about 2.9 times more likely to be arrested for possession of the drug than whites. That's actually...
  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    More than a dozen firefighters in Arizona died this weekend, political demonstrations in Brazil were suppressed by more than 10,000 troops, and Egypt is seeing resurgent political demonstrations of its own. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for...
  • Malaria, a scourge that we can defeat

    Malaria, a scourge that we can defeat
    Malaria is an enormous and tragic problem — that can be beat. It takes the life of a child every minute in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a million people die from malaria each year. It also stifles economic development, as malaria prevents children from...