| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The more I think about the current mind sets of the Republican and Democratic parties, the more I am reminded about the Civil War. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage, abortion and immigration," the results are very...
| Jun 30, 2012
The more I consider the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats, the more I am reminded of the Civil War era. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage," "abortion" and "immigration," the similarities are striking....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:32 PM
For the first time in history, slightly more than half of newborn Americans are people of color. It is projected that by 2050, the majority of Americans will be from minority populations. This demographic shift has serious implications on a myriad of...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:06 PM
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 1:55 PM
"Melissa," one of the girls we've encountered in street outreach in Baltimore, is originally from Baltimore County. As a child, she loved fairies and wanted to be a dancer. After her parents' divorce, she experimented with drugs, which opened her up to...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...
| Aug 25, 2011
The lingering effects of racism percolate through Alonzo D. LaMont Jr.'s "Zulu Fits." Although the production directed by the playwright at Heralds of Hope Theater has some rough edges, it's a thoughtful play about how young African-Americans are...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:16 AM
The hunt for the sweet things in life dates back to antiquity. Mankind has used honey and tree syrups and dried fruits to boost the flavor and caloric value of their foodstuffs for millennia.
Sweet dessert wines were once all the rage for a European...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:47 PM
As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:34 AM
As the Maryland legislature begins again to debate same-sex marriage, there are a few points to be considered:
A. Those who believe it violates God will, should let God handle it in His way;
B. Those who feel it is against the "will of the people"...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:20 PM
The Least of These Ministries, a faith-based, nondenominational relief organization founded by Manchester resident Steve Hull and his wife, shipped 200,000 meal packages to undernourished Haitian sugar cane workers this week.
On the morning of Oct. 10,...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Few historical figures are deserving of greater public recognition and tribute than Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. Although typically mentioned in history books as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, the many accomplishments over her long life ...