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  • Thanks, Obama, but city is already home to many historic libraries

    Thanks, Obama, but city is already home to many historic libraries
    How nice: We are getting a new library. Where? What? Who knows, and there are lots of other questions to be answered, but last week came the news that Barack Obama's presidential library and museum will open here in … well, that's another...
  • Langston Hughes community to fight school closure before a judge

    Langston Hughes community to fight school closure before a judge
    A Northwest Baltimore community fighting to save its school — considered an anchor of the neighborhood — has been granted the rare opportunity to plead its case before a state administrative judge. Langston Hughes Elementary is among five...
  • 'Spiritual warfare' in the shadow of the track

    'Spiritual warfare' in the shadow of the track
    For one day each year, tens of thousands dressed in natty suits and flowered hats descend on the Park Heights neighborhood to sip cocktails and watch horses fly down a century-old track. The rest of the year, this pocket of Northwest Baltimore is a...
  • Baltimore protests won't affect Preakness, organizers say

    Baltimore protests won't affect Preakness, organizers say
    Protesters will march in Baltimore this weekend during the Preakness, but unlike those outside Camden Yards during an Orioles game last month and near the Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in December, organizers do not plan to interfere with traffic...
  • Missing mom in unexpected ways

    Missing mom in unexpected ways
    How will you miss your mother? Until she dies, you can't know for sure. When your mother's gone, you'll miss the things you knew you loved about her, but also things that drove you crazy. You'll miss things you hardly noticed until they weren't...
  • UConn Opens Graduation Weekend, When More Than 8,000 Gets Degrees

    UConn Opens Graduation Weekend, When More Than 8,000 Gets Degrees
    STORRS — UConn opened its graduation ceremonies on Saturday, and more than 8,220 students will receive degrees over this weekend. The university will award 6,000 bachelor's degrees, 1,600 master's degrees and 152 Juris Doctor degrees. "This...
  • Marlon James wins Anisfield-Wolf prize for fiction

    Marlon James wins Anisfield-Wolf prize for fiction
    The $10,000 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognize books that make important contributions to the understanding of racism and cultural diversity, have named Marlon James as this year's fiction winner for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings."...
  • Muhlenberg presents gritty American opera 'Street Scene'

    Muhlenberg presents gritty American opera 'Street Scene'
    The words are sung in English and it's pretty gritty English at that. The setting is a dusty crowded New York City tenement and the characters are struggling inner city residents. "La Traviata" it's not. What "Street Scene" is, is thrilling, with cool...
  • Temple Beth Israel hosts Community Seder

    When Jews gather to celebrate the Passover Seder on April 3, they will celebrate one of the oldest traditions in the western world. Family and friends will gather to tell stories, sing songs, eat ritual foods and read from the Haggadah, a book that has...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration

    Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration
    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House: It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine...