| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic.
A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Let the double-crossing families of Westeros waste their waking hours plotting to kill each other’s wannabe kings. The true heir to the Targaryen Empire is busy building an army.
The episode "Breaker of Chains" reminded us that, despite the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Harriet Tubman, the Marylander credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, was honored with a Google Doodle today.
The Google search engine periodically uses an artistic interpretation of its logo, known as the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Your recent article on the legislature's revisiting of an 1861 vote supporting slavery requires clarification regarding several points ("Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery Jan. 30). The reference to Maryland as being a "loyal" border...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:10 AM
How much is that antiquarian 1901 edition of Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery" really worth? Find out this and a whole lot more when esteemed historian Philip J. Merrill offers a lecture on the history of slavery in Howard County Maryland.
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In regard to the General Assembly's consideration of rescinding the 1862 ratification of the so-called "shadow" 13th Amendment which upheld slavery ("Lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery," Jan. 30), Sen. Brian E. Frosh stated, "We need to change...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:57 PM
February is Black History Month, and the Harford County Human Relations Commissions encourages county residents to learn more by participating in local events.
The theme for Black History Month 2014 is "The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Maryland's Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to rescind support for a constitutional amendment it approved in 1862 to protect the institution of slavery.
Amid the Civil War, Maryland was one of the few states to ratify the Corwin Amendment to the U.S....
| Feb 22, 2014
Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As an African-American man who understands history, I have a problem with the idea that whenever a white person kills a black person the reason is always race ("A never ending war," Feb. 18).
It is more an assumption that we make rather than what is...