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  • Howard school board apologizes for earlier segregation

    Howard school board apologizes for earlier segregation
    On the day that the Howard County school board apologized for the system's treatment of African-American students during segregation, Dottie Cook thought back to her middle school days, when she received a hand-me-down education that included tattered...
  • Men & Women of Harford Making a Difference

    Men & Women of Harford Making a Difference
    The uniqueness of Harford County lies within the people who strive to make it great. So many residents reach out daily to improve the lives of others. We have chosen six extraordinary individuals who have chosen causes that support the success of the...
  • Columbus undeserving of holiday

    Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society...
  • Maryland scenic byways 'worth the drive'

    Visitors to Maryland -- and those wanting to explore more of the state they already call home -- can consult a new book showcasing the state’s scenic byways and a mobile application that serves as a guide to the area’s Civil War trails....
  • Viola Davis plots a career, not just for herself

    Viola Davis plots a career, not just for herself
    Viola Davis has won two Tony Awards for her Juilliard-trained stage work in the August Wilson plays "King Hedley II" and "Fences." She has been Oscar-nominated twice, first for a supporting role in "Doubt," more recently for a much larger role, in "The...
  • Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore

    Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation Monday creating a Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on the Eastern Shore, a designation long sought by advocates and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The designation protects the land...
  • Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore

    Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
  • Monuments and foreign aid aren't good uses for federal funds today

    Harriet Tubman certainly deserves recognition, but why are we funding with federal dollars a $21 million monument and visitor center in her honor at a time when we are closing national parks, shutting down FAA control towers and dealing with sequester...
  • Tubman getting much-deserved honor

    Tubman getting much-deserved honor
    We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?

    Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?
    If there's anyone who can sympathize with east coasters recovering from Hurricane Sandy, it's people from New Orleans. Whether its advice or just words of comfort, Katrina survivors are reaching out online to help. Andy Kopsa started a website called...