| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:55 PM
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
| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:58 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:24 PM
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....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:24 AM
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: ...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 11:44 AM
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.