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  • Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County

    Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County
    The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews. While those roughly 900...
  • Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer

    Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer
    Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94. The son of the Rev....
  • Artist confronts opposition to same-sex marriage

    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...
  • Baltimore Police honor sergeant who served amid segregation

    James Dixon joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1954 as a black officer in an era of widespread racial prejudice. Police posts were segregated and blacks were not allowed in patrol cars On Tuesday, a quarter-century after he retired as a sergeant,...
  • 'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
  • Harts M. Brown

    Harts M. Brown
    Harts Morrison Brown, a retired management consultant who had been a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died June 24 of lung cancer at the Veteran Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Northeast Baltimore. The...
  • Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month

    Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month
    It's a big area to search. As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, March 25 Fundraiser The Goshen Farm Preservation Society's annual "Java & Jazz Event," a fundraiser to benefit the restoration and preservation of Goshen Farm in Cape St. Claire, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal...
  • Seventy years later, pioneering black Marines honored

    Seventy years later, pioneering black Marines honored
    When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort. But the worst of it, Howard...
  • Calling all kids: Towson Fourth of July Parade recruiting for annual bike rush

    It takes an active and dedicated committee, scores of volunteers and a significant budget to pull off the annual Towson Fourth of July parade. But even with all that, it takes something extra to truly get Towson's Independence Day celebration off on...
  • Catonsville Marine to receive Congressional Gold Medal nearly 70 years after service

    Catonsville Marine to receive Congressional Gold Medal nearly 70 years after service
    William Foreman wasn't looking to make history when he elected to join the United States Marine Corps after the Selective Service System called his number for World War II. The lifelong Catonsville resident could have joined the Army or Navy, like most...