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African Americans

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  • Redistricting proposal to shift federal agency raises eyebrows in Woodlawn

    Election precinct 1-001 in Woodlawn hardly registers a second glance on a map of Baltimore County Council districts, clustered among some 200 others. But since it is home to one of the county's largest employers — the Social Security Administration...
  • Harford Community College receives praise for clean audit

    An audit of the previous fiscal year and goals for the next five years were discussed at Tuesday night's Harford Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Maryland law requires all community colleges to complete an annual audit of its financial...
  • Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

    Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist
    Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble. But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the...
  • Gay marriage: A tale of two states

    Gay marriage: A tale of two states
    The storylines were similar: A divided state legislature grapples with the emotional question of whether to allow same-sex couples to marry. But several plot twists — an ambitious Democratic governor as the main character, a multimillion-dollar...
  • Martin Appell Dyer

    Martin Appell Dyer
    Martin Appell Dyer, a lawyer and neighborhood activist who was the first African-American to enroll at St. John's College in Annapolis, died Thursday of cancer at his Windsor Hills home. He was 80. The son of Martin A. Dyer, a steelworker, and...
  • African American Festival, 'Lucky Peach' and more in 10spot

    African American Festival, 'Lucky Peach' and more in 10spot
  • Joe Ehrmann: To avoid school sports scandals, make athletics part of the curriculum

    Joe Ehrmann: To avoid school sports scandals, make athletics part of the curriculum
    The recent accusations aimed at the University of Miami's athletic department are just the latest example of moral failure involving educational institutions, athletics and athletes. Every scandal seems to debunk the myth that sports builds character....
  • State's attorney not among five nominated for Harford circuit judgeship

    The names of three assistant state's attorneys for Harford County are among four lawyers and a district court judge who have been recommended to Gov. Martin O'Malley for appointment to the vacancy on the Harford County Circuit. But the county's chief...
  • Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap

    Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap
    Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert. That long,...
  • Everyman's 'Raisin' revival still speaks to us today

    The fall theater season is just beginning, but the Everyman Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun" surely will qualify as one of its highlights. African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 classic is a period piece with timeless appeal. It...
  • Baltimore: A great destination for African-American tourism

    J.B. Salganik's suggestion that Baltimore City celebrate and promote its unique connection to black culture and history is exactly what the late Thelma Banks Cox had in mind when she founded the African-American Heritage Society and the Black Landmarks...
  • St. Paul's LEED building honors memory of Fisher

    St. Paul's School in Brooklandville held a ceremony on Sept. 10 celebrating the school's Fisher Hall, a new building housing the library and student commons area for its Upper School, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building...