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  • Woman dies after crash with suspect being pursued by city police

    Woman dies after crash with suspect being pursued by city police
    [This post has been updated. The original version remains intact below] A 22-year-old woman was killed and her infant daughter injured Monday night after a man eluding city police ran a red light and plowed into her vehicle in West Baltimore, authorities...
  • Baltimore's marble lady stepping down from Calvert Street

    Baltimore's marble lady stepping down from Calvert Street
    Lady Baltimore has withstood much in 189 years perched overlooking Courthouse Square. She has lost both of her arms over the decades — one of them, holding high a wreath that signifies service to the republic, was sheared off by a gust of wind in...
  • Joseph Russ

    Joseph Russ, a West Baltimore mortician who was active in his industry for nearly 70 years, died of heart disease April 16 at his West Baltimore home. He was 98. Born in Baltimore and raised on Brunt Street, he was a 1933 graduate of Frederick Douglass...
  • Rudolph James Redd Sr., engineer

    Rudolph James Redd Sr., engineer
    Rudolph James "Rudy" Redd Sr., an engineer who spent his nearly 40-year career with the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was an advocate for the mentally ill, died April 27 of a cardiac arrest at his home...
  • D.C. churches ask: Where will Obamas worship?

    Frederick Douglass once worshiped in the fifth pew on the 16th Street side of Metropolitan AME Church. President Bill Clinton prayed here before both of his inaugurations. Come January, members hope President-elect Barack Obama and his family pick a...
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85

    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85
    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month. He was 85. When he...
  • 'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick

    'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick
    On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
  • 'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...
  • 28 days in the integration nation

    For the white male power structure that sabotaged the Susan B. Anthony dollar, kept Chief Jay Strongbow out of the highest echelons of professional wrestling and posited a "White Christmas" as the last word in holiday cheer, it must have seemed like a...