| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Five local women will be inducted into the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame March 6 in recognition of their contributions to the community.
The five honorees are Bessie Bordenave, a civil rights advocate with the NAACP for more than 25 years, Ossie...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Civil rights groups are pressing lawmakers in Annapolis to impose a six-month moratorium on home foreclosures, as the number of cases has surged in Maryland. But a banker's group and the O'Malley administration contend that there's already plenty of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Author and Baltimore teacher Sheri Booker has won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work by a debut author.
Booker, a teacher at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and a graduate of both Notre Dame of Maryland University and...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Young buck. Buck wild. Make a buck. Buck the system. The buck stops here.
"Buck" stops here.
In his office at Morgan State University, MK Asante, the youngest professor ever to receive tenure at the school, is reflecting upon his teen years in the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who stepped down in December, is joining a West Coast venture capital firm specializing in startups that diversify the tech industry and aim to have a positive social impact.
Jealous, who will continue to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Magic Johnson may have survived for more than 20 years with HIV and is in apparent good health, but don't let the basketball legend's success story fool you.
HIV and AIDS remain scourges in the African-American community, where experts say infection...
| Feb 14, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 16
Dance concert Misako Ballet Company presents "Spring Collage" at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Concert will showcase diverse cultures and styles of dance. Tickets are $15....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced the hiring of its fire-and-rescue department's first Hispanic fire chief Thursday, shortly after acknowledging that they had terminated its acting chief, an African-American, the day before.