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Western Africa

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  • Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage
    When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
  • 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...
  • Red Branch Theatre sets sail for 'Island'

    Red Branch Theatre sets sail for 'Island'
    "This is my favorite show of all time, actually," said director Stephanie Williams about the new musical production she's overseeing for the Red Branch Theatre Company, "Once on This Island." Ironically enough, Williams wasn't even originally slated to...
  • Baltimore police officer charged in heroin conspiracy

    A Baltimore City police officer was arrested and charged Tuesday with leading a heroin distribution operation, including allegations that he arranged drug transactions while on duty and met conspirators in the parking lot of his district station,...
  • Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition

    Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition
    Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition. Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
  • Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art

    Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art
    Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster. The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
  • Gadhafi's death: A validation of Obama's policy

    Gadhafi's death: A validation of Obama's policy
    The death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome of the months-long civil war in that North African country. Had he remained at large, he could have been a symbol of resistance to the...
  • Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Relay for Life for Western Howard County to celebrate cancer survivors June 8

    Over the past few months I have been sharing news of preparations for the annual Relay For Life of Western Howard County. It seems that the event is now just right around the corner and the community is invited to participate in this free, fun-filled...
  • International Festival builds bridges, business

    International Festival builds bridges, business
    Residents and vendors from the many corners and cultures of Baltimore descended on the campus of Polytechnic Institute/Western High this weekend for the annual Baltimore International Festival. "I just believe that people need to meet other people," said...
  • Pontiff's unprecedented attention won loyalty of many congregants

    SOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat. Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
  • Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Sierra Leone is among a group of West African countries...