Without adequate education, our children are unlikely to follow the paths to achievement blazed by the likes of Justice Marshall and Congressman Mitchell. Instead, the life trajectory of our young black men today is aimed at Baltimore City Jail, where nearly 60,000 people (nearly 10 percent of the city's population) are processed each year.
By By Betsey Swingle Hobelmann and Kimberly R. Moffitt and Jack J. Pannell Jr.
Havre de Grace won't be the only happening spot in Harford County this weekend. Events are planned throughout Harford, beginning with First Fridays in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, an American Civil War Day at Southampton Middle School, a 5K benefit run at Harford Community College and a handful of high school plays.
The Aberdeen IronBirds have announced a Promotions Schedule for the 2014 season. Fan favorites such as Firework Nights and Dollar Dog Days return, along with new promotions including the world-famous Cowboy Monkey Rodeo act. The IronBirds will also host a Ripken bobblehead series, featuring the likes of Cal, Bill and Cal, Sr.
young Keegan Turner, a second grade student in Jaime Pickett and Patricia Mack-Preston's classes at West Friendship Elementary, is sure to light up the night during the Global Down Syndrome Foundation "Be Beautiful Be Yourself" Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 7.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday at Fort McHenry the schedule of events for Star-Spangled Summer, the sprawling, noisy, multimillion-dollar celebration the city will host through September to commemorate the 200th birthday of the National Anthem.
Frieda Fettweis, a retired master cake decorator who was the co-owner of Northeast Baltimore's Belmar Bakery, died of a stroke Sunday at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 96 and lived in Rosedale.
From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city.
By By Justin George and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
Walter Amprey, former Baltimore schools superintendent who served from 1991 to 1997, died of complications of a heart transplant Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 69.
Earth Day is April 26 and there are lots of ways available for us to reconnect to our commitment to be kind to Mother Earth. One of my favorites is the whiskey rain barrel give-away sponsored by the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership's Green and Safe and Clean committee.
Operators of the Winters Run Golf Club near Bel Air are looking to sell a portion of their property that could include a house which local historical researchers say may date back to pre-Revolutionary times.
West Laurel Swim Club season runs from May 24 through Sept. 1. Memberships are available. Call for Wahoo swim team members underway. Bond Mill Elementary will celebrate Career Day on Friday, May 2. Bond Mill Elementary also had top winners in the Prince George's County Write a Book Contest. Bond Mill PTO Carnival takes place May 17. Last day of school in Prince George's County is June 13.
William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who assisted first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s to bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Upperco resident was 82.
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.
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.
Lynne Douglas stood frozen some 100 yards shy of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded, bringing the race to an abrupt and chaotic end. Like dozens of other Maryland runners, she shares a desire to create a new memory in place of the images of fallen runners, rising smoke and utter panic that gripped last year's event.
With Boston Marathon organizers opening up extra slots -- but not decreasing qualifying times -- the normal field of about 26,000 Boston marathoners has swollen to more than 36,000. Of those, 600 are Marylanders.
Saturday marked Baltimore's third Color Run, an event that bills itself as "the happiest 5K on the planet" and leaves runners who show up in white T-shirts and rainbow headbands covered in a kaleidoscope of yellow, green, orange, blue and purple.
The destructive collision of a 477-foot tanker with a coal pier in Baltimore in 2012 that cost millions of dollars in damages, injured a dockworker and sparked litigation was likely caused by the "high rate of speed" at which operators were turning the Wawasan Ruby into Curtis Creek, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.