| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright.
Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
| 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 19, 2013
| 9:55 AM
These groups meet regularly.
The Bet Aviv Camera Club — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about the many facets of photography. Meetings appeal to photographers of all skill and experience levels. Oakland Mills Meeting House, in Columbia. 410-992-...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards.
Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
| 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 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 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility.
The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The Harford County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a countywide Affordable Care Act health forum on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 700 N. Post Road in Aberdeen.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 AM
"Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits — they come from his wife.
"Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince...