| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The Howard County NAACP Youth Council hosted a community health fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ridgely Run Community Center in Jessup.
"It was an event to empower and to educate the community about health issues and concerns and provide preventative...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Dr. Darcel Harris was all smiles last Sunday as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for more than 300 attendees at the 11th annual...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Longtime Baltimore civil rights leader Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham will make it official Tuesday night that he is running for the House of Delegates from a Baltimore district represented by three incumbent Democrats.
Cheatham, former president of the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city.
The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Calling all little ghosts and goblins! The Historic Ellicott City store owners welcome costumed kids and their families to a free evening of trick-or-treating on Main Street. Visit participating shops on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The CEO of New Belgium Brewing Co., a vice president of Etsy, an NAACP officer and even an Indian mystic found themselves in the same place this weekend in Baltimore: the convention of a socially conscious business organization.
Social Venture Network,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 3:43 PM
After being criticized for having a nearly all-white recruit class this summer, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department unveiled this week a new plan for improving diversity in hiring.
Officials say the department's recruitment plan includes several...