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  • Laurel High basketball junior makes his points on the court

    As the lone defender under the Laurel High School basket, junior Kirk Hawkins braced himself as Bowie High began a three-on-one fastbreak against the Spartans. Hawkins, who is quick but only 5 feet 7, managed to steal an entry pass and feverishly...
  • Norman Hemming

    Norman Hemming
    Age: 49 Family: Married to Carol Hemming, two children Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1988; Juris Doctorate degree, Howard University School of Law, 1991 Occupation:...
  • Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies

     Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies
    In his early 20s, Calvin Campbell saw college as a nearly impossible dream for an African-American in the segregated South during the Depression, his family said. He had returned from combat in World War II permanently scarred — losing a finger...
  • A Believer In Power Of Civil Rights, Education

    Claudia Mallett was a quiet but passionate woman who believed in the power that education conferred. She was a leader of the civil rights and peace movement in Detroit for 30 years, and helped hundreds of children as a school social worker. In...
  • DC man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of Howard student

    A Washington, D.C. man has pleaded guilty in the Fourth of July shooting death of a Howard University student killed in a botched robbery attempt. Twenty-eight-year-old Rasdavid Lagarde pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and other charges...
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others. Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
  • Seminole State College wraps up 10-year August Wilson theater project

    Seminole State College wraps up 10-year August Wilson theater project
    When the curtain rises Friday on "Radio Golf," Seminole State College becomes one of just a handful of theaters nationwide to stage an award-winning 10-play series chronicling the African-American experience. The decadelong presentation of works by...
  • Tuesday's high school basketball roundup: Tabb girls take Bay Rivers District crown

    GIRLS: Tamia Smith scored 17 points Tuesday night as Tabb captured the Bay Rivers District title with a 73-44 victory at Jamestown. Imani McDowell-Jarmon and Brianna Harper added 16 points apiece for the Tigers, who led 16-4 after one quarter....
  • Gloria Battle

    Gloria Battle
    Age: 64 Family: Single, one daughter Education: Bachelor's degree, Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., 1972; master's degree in urban studies, Howard University, 1976 Occupation: Retired human rights consultant Political career: ...
  • Hampton University Museum showcases Elizabeth Catlett's landmark talent

    When curator Vanessa Thaxton-Ward began putting together a new exhibit marking the 100th birthday of the late African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett, she knew it would be a good chance for the Hampton University Museum to flex some muscle. Since...