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  • Hays-Heighe House exhibit highlights Black History Month in Harford

    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...
  • Md. Senate rescinds 1862 vote for slavery

    Md. Senate rescinds 1862 vote for slavery
    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....
  • His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves

    His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves
    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...
  • Racism not always to blame in white-on-black violence [Letter]

    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...
  • Development sprouts around first Johns Hopkins home

    Development sprouts around first Johns Hopkins home
    The Crofton birthplace of Johns Hopkins, which once anchored hundreds of acres of farmland in Anne Arundel County, soon may see its territory shrink once more. A developer has proposed building an assisted-living center on the 10.5-acre lot next door to...
  • Local author's new book about St. Patrick [West Friendship]

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day comes the release of West Friendship author Ellen Cook Nibali's newest children's book, "The Puzzles of St. Patrick: from Slave to Saint." The children's picture book with art by Lon Eric Craven, dispels some myths...
  • Bitcoin and international crime [Commentary]

    Bitcoin and international crime [Commentary]
    U.S. law enforcement officials have been shutting down giant illegal marketplaces that do business in "bitcoin" and are beginning to lay out plans to regulate such digital currencies — like we do any other kind of money — by requiring that...
  • Martin Bashir out at MSNBC in wake of Palin remarks

    Martin Bashir out at MSNBC in wake of Palin remarks
    Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday. MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech....
  • Center Stage presents vibrant, affecting production of 'A Civil War Christmas'

    Center Stage presents vibrant, affecting production of 'A Civil War Christmas'
    We have never really stopped fighting the Civil War. Probably never will. But, once in a while, maybe we can all agree that the things that once split the nation apart should not keep us apart now, that there are still things that ought to bind us...
  • The finalists: Burleigh Manor, Jericho Farm, Walnut Grove

    The finalists: Burleigh Manor, Jericho Farm, Walnut Grove
    Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City Not all the current residents of Burleigh Manor in Ellicott City appreciate the rich history and the meticulous restoration of this 1810 Federal-style brick home. That's because the inhabitants include horses, donkeys,...
  • Before ringing in the new year, tour HdG churches on Dec. 29

    Happy new year dear readers! Good luck in 2014. May you accomplish all your new year's resolutions. On Dec. 29, the Susquehanna Ministerium hosts an open house of Havre de Grace churches, 2 to 4 p.m., 410 939-2464. This is a self-guided tour of HdG's...
  • The Duck Dynasts

    In the recent kerfuffle over the remarks of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, one salient fact has not been much remarked on: What he has been excoriated for saying used to be mainstream. What he said, that homosexuality is sinful and abhorrent, and...