Nearly 40 percent of Americans have passports, and international travel continues to increase — especially among millennials. But the destinations tend be places where we are not challenged by differences in culture or lifestyle: 55 percent travel to Canada or Mexico; less than 1 percent to Africa.
Dr. Anthony "Tony" Perlman, a retired pediatric cardiologist who had been chief of pediatric cardiology at the old Baltimore City Hospitals, then Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at his Mount Washington home. He was 92.
That the Jewish Museum of Maryland, located in a predominantly black area of Baltimore, would host a Paul Simon exhibit makes sense. As one of many Jewish-American artists deeply immersed in African-American art, sometimes problematically eclipsing their influences, it is an ideal location to explore his tangled iconography, even if the exhibit itself, "Paul Simon: Words + Music" curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and on view through Jan. 16, is reminiscent of a themed bedroom at the
Graca Machel, the widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, will address graduates at Morgan State University's commencement on Saturday. She is an advocate for women and children and also is the widow of a former president of Mozambique.
Wakefield Valley Bible Church will have a Bible conference at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, sponsored by the Fellowship of Bible Churches, with the Rev. Steve Trostle, a missionary to Cape Town, South Africa, to speak on "The Mission of the Church."
Stevenson cut short a five-week study-abroad program to South Africa after a group of students and chaperones were robbed last week; they returned to the university's Owings Mills campus Wednesday afternoon.
A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at about 1 p.m. local time in the South African capital.
I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was not ever thus.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy debates. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to engage with Sen. Ted Cruz on Obamacare.
Many who spent decades in journalism as I did hesitate or hedge when asked to name the most important/interesting/influential/fascinating person they ever met. But I don't. One name clearly stands out: Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
In a move to enhance what is one of the nation's most robust African penguin breeding colonies, Maryland Zoo officials are preparing to break ground on a $10.4 million state- and grant-funded project to build a new, 1.5-acre exhibit for the birds to call home.
Dr. Richard R. Rubin, a Johns Hopkins psychologist who counseled children and adults to cope with the emotional component of diabetes, died of prostate cancer complications March 25 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Monkton resident was 69.