Photos and text by Barbara Haddock Taylor
The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Ceasefire — a plea for a 72-hour break in the relentless gun violence that’s struck Baltimore this year — was held this past weekend. Baltimore photographer Paul Lai followed organizers and supporters with his camera, at times feeling more like a participant than a documentarian.
The Oblate Sisters may be the oldest order of black nuns in the world, and they got their start right here in Maryland. Now, their members are hoping to live long enough to see their founder, Mother Lange, officially recognized as a saint.
But first, they’ll need a miracle.
Photos by Michael Ares
As dawn broke over the Delmarva peninsula, a team a local wranglers – the Saltwater Cowboys – drove a herd of about 200 ponies from Assateague Island across the channel to Chincoteague.
The 92nd annual Chincoteague Pony Swim was completed in just 18 minutes.
Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95. Internet users are remembering South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist with the hashtag #MandelaDay on July 18, which would have been his 99th birthday.