| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Five students from Magnolia Elementary School in Joppa will join fellow schoolchildren from the Mid-Atlantic and First Lady Michelle Obama in harvesting the White House kitchen garden Wednesday.
The get-together in Washington is part of the effort by...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Gone are brightly-colored paintings of Colonial Annapolis life. Gone is the crumbling molding. Gone is the blue-painted trim.
Annapolis city officials last week celebrated their renovated council chambers in City Hall, starting the Monday council meeting...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances.
During the past...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:50 AM
50 Years Ago
"Local Talent Entertains at Harriet Tubman, PTA.
"The Harriet Tubman High School PTA held its first activity for the year, an October Feast.
"In reality, this was a 'kick off' dinner to start the PTA membership drive,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Recent news about climate change reveals big issues facing the Eastern Shore: a shrinking shoreline, more and bigger storms, and more salinity in our lands and farms. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Chesapeake Bay will rise two feet by 2050....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Media mogul Russell Simmons might have apologized for posting a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel that's become known as "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tapes." But, the famed abolitionist's great-great-great grandniece isn't even close to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Art and Civil War enthusiasts will both be drawn to the Carroll County Arts Center over the next two months.
The Carroll County Arts Council recently unveiled its “Images of the Civil War” exhibit in time for the 150th anniversary of the...
| Jan 18, 2013
Sunday, Jan. 20
Celebration The 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be held at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The reception takes place at 2 p.m.,...
| Jan 12, 2013
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Friends and descendants of Benjamin Banneker gathered Nov. 10 to mark the 281st birthday of the famed African-American astronomer and mathematician who is also known for his work surveying the land that eventually became Washington, D.C.
But this time...