A handful of Harford County parents and recent graduates of local high schools interviewed at Harford Mall Monday said they are in favor of starting schools after Labor Day, although the teachers' union president is concerned students could lose instructional time if school is closed for severe weather.
Founded in 1991, The Shepherd's Staff is an ecumenical Christian organization that exists "to reach out to those in crisis, to aid those in need, to support those in trouble, to seek out and encourage pathways to self-sufficiency, and to be a witness for Christ in our community." Our guests include homeless and low-income individuals; employed, under- and unemployed residents; veterans, single parents, grandparents and extended families; out-of-school youth and elderly individuals on fixed
Baltimore voters will be asked in November to approve the creation of a trust fund to develop and maintain housing extremely low-income residents could afford, but if approved, advocates would still need to convince city officials to fund it.
With all of that common ground though, there is still underlying bias because many white Americans are not comfortable and familiar with black people in their personal lives. White America doesn't know how Black America celebrates holidays, cooks a meal, gets a haircut, worries about surviving a traffic stop or trains their children to behave in the world. White America doesn't know what it's like to have individual personal space challenged daily. White America really can't even imagine it.
The Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition knows that your students are getting ready for the new school year and wants to remind you of how safe school buses really are. How safe are school buses compared to all other motor vehicles? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation in the United States.
Caitlin Cross's 7-month old dog Boopy whined and wagged her tail. The Border collie Australian cattle dog mix seemed anxious to meet with other dogs who were arriving with their owners to the Morgan Run Natural Environmental Area on Saturday, July 9. They were there to participate in a dog walk event sponsored by Walk Carroll, an initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.
Food pantries are cropping up alongside corporate cafes and dining halls on college campuses across the country -- including Howard County Community College. On community college campuses ¿ the home of many untraditional students with diverse needs ¿ pantries serve a unique purpose.
The Harford County Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 school year calendar that includes a full week for Thanksgiving break for students, despite some public complaints and efforts by two board members to shorten it that almost succeeded.
Anyone who is in need this Thanksgiving and cannot share a holiday meal with family or friends has their pick of meals offered by local community groups and houses of worship around Harford and Cecil counties.
With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke.
If teens ran the world — or at least Anne Arundel County government — there would be no problems building cellphone towers at schools. In a mock county council meeting this week, high school students unanimously voted down a bill that would have banned the towers.
This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one that I know all too well.
A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum.
Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith Windsor, the woman who last year successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, will also receive the honor.
Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many of them were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again.
Betting on dice on the streets of Baltimore or wagering on favorite sports teams may seem innocuous behavior for city teenagers, but it can serve as a gateway to heavier gambling and other risky behavior, impairing lives for years to come.
Ravens broadcaster Gerry Sandusky writes book "Forgotten Sundays" detailing his relationship with his father, a former football player who developed Alzheimer's disease, and time spent defending his family's name when Penn State sex abuse case centered on university employee Jerry Sandusky, no relation to Gerry Sandusky.
Members of a Jewish congregation will gather Tuesday April 15 for the second night of Passover, joining with members of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, at 6200 N. Charles St., where both congregations worship, to share the stories, rituals and food of seder.
As staunch advocates of patient rights, Planned Parenthood of Maryland led the successful campaign for passage of Senate bill 790, which closes a wide gap in confidentiality laws to help protect the privacy of health care information for all Maryland women and families.