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  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
  • Giovanni Ribisi to Play Presidential Adviser Lee C. White in 'Selma' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Paramount's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," starring David Oyelowo as King and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson. Ribisi will play Lee C. White, an adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was...
  • Man killed in Austin among 8 shot across Chicago

    Man killed in Austin among 8 shot across Chicago
    One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood overnight, among at least eight people shot across Chicago Thursday, police said. The Austin shooting occurred around around 8:55 p.m. in the 5700 block of West...
  • Taking advantage of early voting in Maryland [Commentary]

    Taking advantage of early voting in Maryland [Commentary]
    Early voting starts today in Maryland. As citizens across the state head to the ballot box, it is an appropriate time to reflect on everything that Maryland has done in the past few years to make it easier to vote, while so many other states around the...
  • U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died

    U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • Maya Angelou Dead at 86

    Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 86, Variety has confirmed. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told the local Fox affiliate that Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker on Wednesday morning....
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest

    Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled...
  • Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, an actress known as much for her civil rights activism as for her powerful stage and movie roles in productions including “A Raisin in the Sun,” has died. She was 91. Dee died Wednesday of age-related causes in New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • O.J. Simpson case: Some who felt he was innocent now not so sure

    The not-guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson case generated much debate that was often divided along racial lines. From the beginning, many blacks said they did not believe Simpson killed his wife and her friend. Many whites believed he did, even after he...