| May 10, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer.
But to stand out — or...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:39 AM
The Bowie State University student charged with fatally slashing her randomly assigned roommate in their shared suite last year was acquitted Thursday of every charge against her, as jurors apparently believed she was acting to protect herself in a...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A lawsuit alleging that Maryland's historically black colleges and universities continue to suffer from policies that promote racial segregation is now in the hands of a federal judge, six years after it was first filed.
U.S. District Judge Catherine C....
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Our nation has laid to rest another hero. Officer Sean Collier, police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was tragically killed in the events that led to the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers ("Slain MIT police officer remembered,"...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama will speak at Bowie State University's commencement on May 17, the White House said Thursday.
The school, Maryland's oldest historically black college and one of the oldest in the nation, is celebrating its...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 5:45 PM
The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership.
"I certainly take all of the...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The Baltimore branch of the NAACP will hold a downtown rally Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The rally is part of a flurry of action from Maryland churches and civil rights groups seeking to memorialize Martin, the 17-year-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:31 PM
When a police sergeant approached a black Jeep Cherokee parked on the side of Piney Orchard Parkway in Anne Arundel County, its hazard lights blinking, she thought it would be a routine check on a stranded motorist. But the encounter was the first in a...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Kevin Hobbs, a top administrator in the Wake County, N.C., public schools, appeared on the verge of becoming the new deputy superintendent in Baltimore County schools Tuesday night before the school board voted 6-6 against the appointment because of a...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:07 PM
Christian Carpenter approached this fall with two goals in mind for his senior football season — turning around Aberdeen's 1-9 football team and making college coaches notice his considerable talents on both sides of the ball.
After helping the...