| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances.
During the past...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Harriet Tubman, the Marylander credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, was honored with a Google Doodle today.
The Google search engine periodically uses an artistic interpretation of its logo, known as the...
| Feb 22, 2014
Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:50 AM
50 Years Ago
"Local Talent Entertains at Harriet Tubman, PTA.
"The Harriet Tubman High School PTA held its first activity for the year, an October Feast.
"In reality, this was a 'kick off' dinner to start the PTA membership drive,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:44 AM
John Brown's body swung from the gallows in 1859 following his unsuccessful raid on the Harpers Ferry armory, a botched attempt to steal guns, arm America's slaves and spark a revolution.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:32 AM
This is probably not the type of publicity Russell Simmons was hoping for with his new YouTube channel, All Def Digital.
The media mogul has apologized for and taken down from the channel a comedy video titled "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." The spoof...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"The last few dayz I have been speaking to some of the direct descendants of Harriet Tubman. (Rita and Geraldine Daniels)," Russell Simmons tweets. "They have not only accepted my apology but we agree that we should begin immediately to develop the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Recent news about climate change reveals big issues facing the Eastern Shore: a shrinking shoreline, more and bigger storms, and more salinity in our lands and farms. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Chesapeake Bay will rise two feet by 2050....