“This is the block where it’s scary to everyone,” Preston Greene says as we walk down the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue, a once-vibrant stretch of Howard Park now marked by cheap carry-outs and a handful of shuttered storefronts. “There was a hardware store there, very small. This door is that of a halfway house – right next to a liquor store. A protected class of citizens. Are you kidding me?”
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Women beat men and rip their clothes off in India while the men throw buckets of colored water in return during the Dadjee ka Huranga; Spring seems far off to Marylanders, but baseball is in the thick of Spring Training; a beauty pageant for rebel fighters in Ukraine — the ones the Russians are backing and more in the day in photos from around the world.
On February 2nd, the famous weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and proclaimed six more weeks of winter. Little did we know how bitter cold and snowy it would be. According to a Baltimore Sun article, February 2015 was the second coldest on record with an average temperature of 25.3 degrees, the coldest since 1934. Though we haven’t seen record snow falls, what we have seen along with the cold temperatures have lead to hard winter for the greater Baltimore region. The most recent snowfall left six to 10 inches through out the area. Creating work and nuisance for some, and a reason to get out and play for others. In addition, it also created beautiful scenic landscapes. Here are some of the best photos from that storm.
In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led several attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery as part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. The protesters encountered violent opposition from authorities and segregationists. But with federal backing, the demonstrators successfully made the four-day walk, a 50-mile stretch. That year, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which gave African-Americans the right to vote.
Using the style and language of journalists of the era, including a reference to blacks as “Negroes,” AP reporters captured the tension of the marches.
Fifty years after its original publication, The AP is making available excerpts from a series of stories about the marches’ progress.
The historical Atherstone Hunt celebrated its bicentenary with today’s hunt starting from Bosworth. The hunt continues its tradition with members paying a subscription and has 400 square miles of fox hunting ground within Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Photos by Christopher Furlong, Getty Images.
A goblin shark, a rare sea creature described as an ‘alien of the deep’ is found off Australia and delivered to the Australian Museum in Sydney on March 3, 2015. In May 2014, shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico pulled up an incredibly rare, almost prehistoric-looking goblin shark. Earlier, an 18-foot oarfish was found off Catalina Island in California. Here’s a look at the goblin shark, oarfish and other big and/or odd-looking fish.
An avalanche in Afghanistan wreaked havoc on the Abdullah Khil village of Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul. An Afghan provincial official said the death toll from the massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children.