| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
It is doubtful in all of the hullabaloo and hype leading up to Super Bowl XLVII that the name of one non-football-playing Baltimorean will be mentioned: John McDonogh, the philanthropist, who left an indelible mark not only on his native city but also...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| Jan 20, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Elementary school students in some Anne Arundel County public schools are learning how good they've got it — in other words, how many wake up in comfy beds to a ready-made breakfast, instead of beginning their day with daunting physical chores or,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:11 AM
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start. And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:46 PM
She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington.
The nation had just elected its first black...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Aspects of recent debates about the value of a liberal arts education, its usefulness and its appropriateness strike a familiar and disturbing historical chord. Our nation's brightest students, contemplating the dedication of four years to the highest...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing.
Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:28 AM
It is not unusual to see art that tackles social and political issues, but there's still something startling about Jeffrey Kent's solo show "Preach!" at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
The Baltimore artist zeros in on opposition by some...
| Feb 13, 2013
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will host Emancipation and Its Legacies, a national traveling exhibition on display through Feb. 25. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Hays-Heighe House is sponsoring free programs and other events for...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives.
The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago....
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with...