The volunteering experience and the positive impact it has on the lives of others can, and should, be more than a once-a-year tradition. It should become a year-round habit that allows us to make a difference in the community while also providing personal meaning and satisfaction. The work of the nonprofits that support and shape our community is year-round, as is the chance to personally benefit from the joys of giving.
Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon in their arsenal: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Today, local housing advocates are concerned that this long-standing Fair Housing Act protection is in jeopardy as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a challenge to it.
Students, volunteers gathered Monday to spend part of their day off learning about the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and participating in a service project, packing bags of essential food and home items for the Human Services Program of Carroll County.
While Morgan State was outmuscled in part of its game against visiting Bethune-Cookman, it was ultimately poor shooting that doomed the Bears in a 65-58 loss in a matinee game Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
When Martin Luther King Jr., spoke of a day when "little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers," he may have been picturing a scene similar to one that took place inside Havre de Grace's St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon.
There are some who think of the events in Ferguson as isolated, as simply a moment in time. To me it seemed like part of the continuum in the struggle for progress in our country. When I interviewed King's aides, they were always quick to mention that the civil rights movement didn't die with King. And we still have far to go before we achieve full equality among America's citizens.
The Ravens knew that if offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak wanted to interview for the Denver Broncos' head-coaching vacancy, the job was probably his. Since late last week, they've been preparing for his departure, which now seems imminent.
It was, according to some, not a sight one would expect to see on the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday – dozens of men in Confederate regalia marching in the streets of Baltimore and giving speeches praising generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Each year in January, Mary Toth, her colleagues in Howard County's Office of Human Rights and members of the county's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission strive toward one goal: keeping Dr. King's message alive.
The Savage Community Association is holding an important meeting on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Baldwin Hall. The association is hosting staff from the new county administration to discuss plans for a a shelter for the chronically homeless