| May 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases.
In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again.
A mere 63...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the...
| May 7, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 7, 1964:
The NAACP filed suit in federal court 50 years ago this week seeking full integration of Harford County Public Schools for the 1964-65 school year. The legal action was taken because of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Aberdeen city officials say they are giving Janice Grant another chance to fix up her family's dilapidated home, which she says has historic value.
A court order staying the demolition of the boarded-up home, in the 400 block of Edmund Street, was set...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69.
"He always put the...
| Mar 26, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 26, 1964:
More than 200 pigeons had taken up residence on the roofs of the courthouse and the Masonic Temple buildings in Bel Air 50 years ago this week. To address the problems the pigeon...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Samantha Hall, an eighth grade student at Lime Kiln Middle School, submitted her essay to the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" essay contest. Students were asked to write and submit a personal essay, basing it on the legacy of Dr. King and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant.
Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Maryland lawmakers are poised to outlaw the shackling of pregnant inmates.
The proposed law would make it illegal to shackle incarcerated women while they are in labor, delivery and recovering from giving birth.
While legislative analysts said most...