A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at about 1 p.m. local time in the South African capital.
Louis G. Hecht, an owner of the Triangle Sign Co. and antiques appraiser who immersed himself in Baltimore's classic jazz scene, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, his 92nd birthday, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He lived in Pikesville.
I do not believe keeping the Stanley name on the new library is a problem, unless I'm missing something. The deed that accompanied the land transfer did stipulate that it be named for the Stanley family but it did not indicate that it should be Charles's name specifically.
Baltimore officials are laying the groundwork for a major overhaul of the city-owned Lexington Market that could cost as much as $25 million. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and market managers believe a redesigned building and better vendor mix — less fast food, more fresh, gourmet and ethnic fare — could lure back the middle-income shoppers who abandoned it long ago. But officials acknowledge that managing what happens outside, including open-air drug sales, is vital to achieving
The controversy surrounding the renaming of the Laurel library has taken a turn as the Confederate past of Charles H. Stanley, for whom the library is currently named, has some city residents in conflict with a campaign to keep Stanley's name on the building.
A national black firefighters association and African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County are criticizing state officials for allowing an all-white class of firefighter recruits at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
If I were advising either Hillary Clinton or any of the at least 10 Republicans giving thought to running for president in 2016, I would tell them to pay especially close attention to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland. Should they not, he may be viewing them all in his rear view mirror as he cruises toward the White House.
Three white 20-somethings in a college championship round on Jeopardy last week avoided the "African American History" category until the very end. They instead opted first to tackle esoteric entries such as "Kiwi Fauna" and "Weather Verbs" over their own country's past, leaving the black category untouched until it was the only option left.
Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of Maryland in Columbia in 1980. Since 2011, the museum has held forth closer to Laurel, in cozy space in Maple Lawn, just off the lobby of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church
City, county and neighborhood groups are coalescing around efforts to change the Route 1 strip, once known for its car dealerships and now a hodgepodge of pizza places, convenience stores and takeout Chinese, poorly-lit and lined by old sidewalks.
Imagine a Baltimore where key figures such as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services Sam Abed made it their resolution in this new year to think more creatively about community peace-building initiatives, starting with a significant increase in funding for youth development programs. Such a resolution would be a proactive investment in the social capital of our city's youth, an untapped asset that would bring boundless returns.
The Eastern Shore-born activist who created Kwanzaa told a standing-room-only crowd the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History Saturday that the post-Christmas holiday is a celebration of "all that is good in life."
Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television show to lick his wounds and contemplate his future.
Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. But you should be paying attention because there is a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions occurring there.
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge them to go even further.
Although hospice care has dramatically increased in popularity over the past decade, of the 1.6 million Americans who used such services last year, about 82 percent were Caucasian and fewer than 9 percent African-American. And in Maryland, predominantly white localities finish near the top in terms of hospice use.
The fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service merely highlighted what has become the norm for deaf people all over the world. Fake and incompetent interpreters act everyday to isolate and segregate deaf people from their community at large. And our own government and our own school systems tacitly approve such despicable actions.
Africa is a continent, not a country. However, most of the world refers to Africa as one collective, with little attention paid toward borders; a practice most Africans resent. And it has never been quite as prevalent as in the last few days since Nelson Mandela's passing.