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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Connie Rice

    Patt Morrison Asks: Connie Rice
    Connie Rice was 13 and her father was a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base when the family drove from the high desert to church at First AME in L.A. She saw the city's ghastly gray air and said to herself, "Well, I'll never live here." Not only has...
  • City principals among lowest-paid school leaders in state

    City principals among lowest-paid school leaders in state
    Even as Baltimore principals have been given an unprecedented amount of responsibility over the past four years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso, their average salary has remained among the lowest in the state. The average salary for city principals...
  • Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight

    Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight
    As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser. Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
  • Maryland native at center of Komen controversy steps down

    Maryland native at center of Komen controversy steps down
    The resignation of Maryland native Karen Handel from theSusan G. Komen for the Curefoundation on Tuesday could be a first step toward the organization's recovery from a week of negative headlines, comments and tweets. But crisis communications experts...
  • Bernard "Bernie" Harper, city police major

    Bernard "Bernie" Harper, city police major
    Bernard "Bernie" Harper, a retired decorated Baltimore Police Department major who had commanded the Northwestern District, died Saturday of cancer at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 73. "I always considered Bernie as one of my outstanding...
  • Black history is American history

    In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
  • High school wrap-up

    Indoor track 2A Central Regional (Feb. 6 at 5th Regiment Armory) Girls team scores: 1. Glenelg, 94 points; 2. Oakland Mills, 86; 3. Long Reach, 73; 4. Carver Vo-Tech, 48; 5. Loch Raven, 42; 6. Marriotts Ridge, 32; 7. Owings Mills, 28; 8. Randallstown,...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Frederick Douglass' enduring lessons

    Frederick Douglass' enduring lessons
    Frederick Douglass once said that from his "slave experience" he was able to "elaborate quite a lengthy chapter of political philosophy, applicable to the American people." In addition to his slave experience, the Eastern Shore native elaborated quite a...
  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
  • Mayor launches campaign to raise bottle tax for schools

    Mayor launches campaign to raise bottle tax for schools
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched her campaign to repair Baltimore's long-neglected schools Monday, introducing a bill to more than double the city's bottle tax as part of a plan to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to fix dilapidated...