So why aren't we having fireworks, barbecues or concerts to celebrate? Back when the push was on to establish a King Holiday, breakfast gatherings were the order of the day, though that tradition has kind of faded. Possibly King Day breakfast events would be a good way to gather and honor the legacy of freedom for all the holiday stands for.
Start off a new year of volunteerism with MLK Day of Service in Annapolis Jan. 16 at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, one of the thousands of projects across the nation which is part of a National Day of Service.
A vision for the "greening" of downtown Baltimore is starting to take shape less than a year after city leaders proposed ambitious goals to keep and attract businesses and residents by making public areas more inviting.
Given the offensive articles that were published under his name over a span of two decades, voters need to seriously consider whether Ron Paul's "conservatism" is really just plain old racism in disguise
A decision by Anne Arundel County officials to eliminate $5,000 in funding for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast has resulted in a pointed back-and-forth with a civil rights leader.
Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist and wife of the late former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec. 16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium. She was 94.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Former slave Israel Crump Sr. fought in the Civil War and later was an active member of Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church in South Laurel. His family and the church historian researched Crump's military career at the U.S. Colored Troops Archives at the National Archives, in Washington.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she hopes to avoid a "violent exchange" with Occupy Baltimore protesters, though she and other city officials declined to say when or if they would forcibly remove protesters.
The year Doris Russell swam in her first meet, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his first term as president and F. Scott Fitzgerald published "Tender is the Night." Seventy-seven years later, the long-time Ellicott City resident is not only still swimming regularly, she's still breaking records.
There are solid reasons for considering a merger of the University of Maryland's College Park and Baltimore campuses — and some legitimate concerns — but they are being drowned out by parochial politics.