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  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist

    Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist
    Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in...
  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke. The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
  • Mandela inspired, in Maryland and beyond

    Mandela inspired, in Maryland and beyond
    Kweisi Mfume was a Baltimore city councilman when he received what would be the first of many words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela. "Do not give up," Mfume said Mandela wrote him from prison, where he had somehow read about the councilman's efforts in...
  • Bel Air High senior's essay on Dr. King wins top prize in Harford contest

    Bel Air High senior's essay on Dr. King wins top prize in Harford contest
    High school seniors Alejandra Huezo, of Bel Air, and Malik Tyler, of Joppatowne, were honored as the 2014 Humanitarian Award essay winners for Harford County Tuesday. Alejandra, 18, and Malik, 17, were the respective first- and second-place winners in...
  • Putin played Obama like a fiddle

    Putin played Obama like a fiddle
    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
  • In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico

    In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico
    With glamorous resorts, ramped-up cuisine and high adventure, this no-passport-needed Caribbean isle has new allure for U.S. tourists. Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. In the late 1950s...
  • Civilization has no place for drones

    Civilization has no place for drones
    In his recent speech, President Barack Obama set forth what he described as narrow, reasonable guidelines for using drones to carry out targeted killings overseas. The U.S., he said, will only use drone strikes "against terrorists who pose a continuing...
  • GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party

    GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party
    In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
  • 50 years ago: Peace activist passes through Harford on way to see JFK

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, December 6, 1962: Max Daetwyler, a 76-year-old man from Switzerland, passed through Harford County on his journey from New York to Washington, D.C. Daetwyler was an advocate of scrapping all armaments...
  • UMUC names new president

    The University of Maryland University College named Javier Miyares as its president Monday, effective immediately. Miyares, 65, has been a member of the UMUC management team for 10 years and its acting president since February, when he took over for...
  • 50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike

    50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike
    For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening. In an era when communism and the nuclear...