November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate.
Republican Barry Glassman took a quick and commanding lead in his bid to become Harford County's next county executive as early general election returns began to trickle in Tuesday. By 9:30 p.m., he declared victory.
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political leaders.
The Freedom Area Recreation Council will have its sixth annual shrimp and crab feast, Crabtoberfest, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Freedom Optimist Community Hall, 6315 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg.
By By Nancy McKenzie and Neighborhoods correspondent
We live in a nation in which if you're black, you likely earn less, have less wealth and are less likely to hold a job that someone who is white. This Labor Day, let's take a moment to reflect on the dangers of trying to make a living while black in the United States.
The West Laurel Swim Team, the Wahoos, had another winning season. A number of talented thespians from Laurel are in the Laurel Mill Playhouse Summer Youth Production of "Peter Pan Jr." The West Laurel community mourns the loss of Samantha Ruiz Smith, who grew up there and Wayne Judy, a longtime resident.
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar, an ordained preacher and former tea party activist, spreads a spirited message about rising above partisanship. He contends that he is the candidate best able to beat a Democrat in November.
Fights between small groups of black and Latino students are recent events – but inclusiveness, tolerance and a positive climate are present daily in classrooms at Digital Harbor. In my 44 years in Baltimore City Schools, I have not experienced a more diverse or vibrant school. Judge us by our long-term record, not by isolated incidents.
I received my copy of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)" when I was 16 years old, full of angst and crying over yet another boyfriend lost. My mother walked into my room, laid the book on my bed, and said, "Read it. It will make you strong. It will give you light, and it will teach you how to sing." I did and it did.