Sister Louis Mary Battle, a medical administrator who was called the vision behind the expansion of care for the elderly, dementia patients and the dying at Stella Maris in Timonium, died of an autoimmune disease and osteoarthritis complications Friday at the institution where she worked for many years. She was 79.
The death of an East Baltimore man during an arrest has been ruled a homicide, and Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon and his bullhorn have been at the center of rallies calling attention to the issue. His involvement in such a high-profile case is no coincidence — a gifted speaker who has forged unlikely ties with activists such as the Occupy movement, Witherspoon has been increasingly emerging as an omnipresent agitator.
When Marcus Garvey Wood started his ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Baltimore, President Barack Obama hadn't yet been born, schools were still not integrated and Neil Armstrong hadn't walked on the moon. On the 60th anniversary of Wood's pastorship Saturday, some 300 faithful gathered to pay tribute to "the man, the mission and the message."
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Bond Mill Elementary students take top spot in math program, a teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle was named outstanding science educator and a Bowie High senior was voted to be the next student member of the Board of Education.
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist and the former pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church, died late Thursday of a heart attack. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.