| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Officials at the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson this week officially changed the name of a black history program planned for next month after controversy erupted over its original title — "Slave for a Day."
The July 8 event, which park...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:25 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be sunny and hot in the Baltimore area, with a high near 99. A heat advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. for the Baltimore area. Forecasters warn that heat index values will be as high as 105...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Ever since I became a journalist, I have had one burning desire: to work the phrases "National Poetry Month" and "The Human Centipede" into the same column. With the following piece, my career will be vindicated.
I'll get to the second phrase later. But...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Two of my favorite quotes are from Frederick Douglass, an American hero and one of more compelling voices in the 19th century on slavery and human rights.
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress.''
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It...
| Mar 1, 2013
Is it possible that a husband and wife could win the coveted February Moutza of the Month award, for buying stupid stuffed elk heads with other people's money?
Perhaps. Because in America, it is said, even dead elk dreams may come true.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:46 AM
What were they thinking?
Answer: They weren't thinking at all.
James Hill, the dad of a second-grader at an Atlantic Beach elementary school who had received material for a home coloring assignment during Black History Month, made a complaint to the...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:56 AM
In an earlier column last month, I wrote about whether Black History Month is still relevant. Well, apparently to many readers it is. I received calls, e-mails and many of you let me know how you felt.
Today, I’m going to share some those...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:38 AM
By the time this column runs, we will be well into Black History Month. This year, I wanted to do something different that could start some meaningful discussions about whether Black History Month is still relevant.
Every year, no matter what I write,...
| Feb 22, 2013
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:23 AM
He's out of office, but former Congressman Allen West is still attracting controversy.
This time it's over a speech he's scheduled to give Saturday night to one of the Broward School Board's advisory committees. A civic activist who's tangled before...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As part of Quinnipiac University's Black History Month celebration, members from the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community will perform Kingdom Bequeath, an experimental production pondering questions about life, respect, power, equal...