| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Kenan Thompson is fed up with having to wear a dress on "Saturday Night Live."
A 10-year veteran of NBC's sketch comedy show, Thompson has donned drag to play characters such as Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. And it's not just...
| Jun 6, 2013
Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Four City Section football coaches won't be allowed to coach in the first regular-season game after missing a mandatory coaches' meeting on Saturday. The punishment for missing the meeting is a one-game suspension.
There were no representatives at...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate.
"You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:11 AM
When the United States government needed a voice that could speak with eloquence and authority “on behalf of the American people” to honor the life of revered South African human rights champion Nelson Mandela, it is no surprise the call...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Hampton Roads remembers slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of musical salutes, parades and gatherings. Here are news releases containing details of some events taking place Jan. 17-20, 2014.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:31 AM
For all the outreach that happens in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, many folks who live around the area remain hesitant to dip a toe in. Even the monthly Art Walk is a challenge for those people able to walk without falling down, but...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:54 PM
James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for “The Good Lord Bird,” a satirical account of pre-Civil War America that features a cross-dressing slave who gets caught up in John Brown’s famous anti-slavery rebellion....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:08 AM
On Wednesday night, the National Book Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. “The Oscars of the Book World,” host Mika Brzezinski called it, although, as Fran Lebowitz once sniffed, “It’...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.
"The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...