| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:02 PM
A long-standing bipartisan effort to create a national park in Maryland and New York to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman appears to be on the verge of congressional approval after it was tucked into a must-pass defense bill.
Language to create the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday.
The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Here's what you need to know to start your Friday.
Looks like we're in a few gloomy and rainy days. Today, there is a 55 percent chance of rain, which increases to 75 percent on Saturday. Might be a good time to stay in and write Christmas...
| Nov 21, 2014
Holiday craft shop
Hand-crafted items will be available at the Hickory Ridge Community Association's Holiday Craft Shop at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Free admission. Information: 410-730-7327.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:01 AM
When the Union Army's famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War, unsuccessfully assaulted Fort Wagner in South Carolina, escaped slave Harriet Tubman bore witness to the bloodshed from the front...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Ike Jones, a pioneering African American film producer in the 1960s whose marriage to Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens was kept secret to avoid harming her career, died Sunday in an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Jones had a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore.
Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Last month President Barack Obama said that putting a woman on U.S. currency would be "a pretty good idea," but no real wheels have been set in motion to make that happen.
The conversation begs the question: If a woman were to appear on a dollar bill,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...