Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy debates. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to engage with Sen. Ted Cruz on Obamacare.
Many who spent decades in journalism as I did hesitate or hedge when asked to name the most important/interesting/influential/fascinating person they ever met. But I don't. One name clearly stands out: Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
The Ravens safety is the president of a charitable organization he founded in 2008 that provides scholarships to students of African descent seeking educational opportunities in the United States. HOPE Africa — the first word is an acronym for "Help Our People Excel" — is funds 12 students at colleges across the country.
United Way of Central Maryland distributed 3,600 Thanksgiving meal boxes this year, an increase over last year as the economic recovery passes some people by and others are struggling with cuts to food stamps.
Over the weekend, Aboah was one of over 400 local residents to attend a celebration event hosted by the Columbia Association that formally introduced Columbia's sister-city relationship with Tema to the community.
Fifty years after it connected Maryland with Delaware, the rest of the Northeast and eventually the entire eastern seaboard, Interstate 95 is a cultural and economic powerhouse with a legacy that reaches into every aspect of life.
Revered as a "gentleman in the finest sense of the word, remarkable convert-maker and a friend of the benighted," Father Vincent Warren drove into rural Virginia one September night to share the word of God. He had no idea the treachery that awaited.
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on October 25 from 12:30-2 PM in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Dining Rooms. Dr. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, was just released on October 6 by the University of Kentucky Press.
The new Dundalk High School that opened this fall might have ignored the past out its windows, but instead it was built to honor it, and to give students an inspiring space to continue the striking academic gains made over the past five years.
The African American Community Roundtable of Howard County held its second education forum in partnership with the Howard County Public School System Monday, Sept. 30 at Long Reach High School on Columbia.