| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The age of disco was dawning in this week's rundown from Billboard's Hot 100 chart archives. Groovy.
10. "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," the Main Ingredient
This was the Main Ingredient's second biggest hit (1972's "Everybody Plays the Fool" was...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood.
The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Chicago high school students in the nation's capital Thursday when they visit Howard University to gain exposure to college life, White House aides said.
Bow Wow, a rapper, actor and co-host of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by rapper Bow Wow, visited Howard University in Washington on Thursday afternoon to meet with a few dozen high schoolers from Chicago.
She came out to promote the president’s initiative North Star, which...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training.
Federal prosecutors said she...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:55 PM
BERKELEY -- Sen. Rand Paul, one of the foremost critics of the government’s domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free-speech movement Wednesday to deliver a searing indictment of the intelligence community and call for a sweeping...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:43 PM
BERKELEY — Sen. Rand Paul, a leading critic of the government's domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free-speech movement Wednesday to deliver a searing indictment of the intelligence community and call for a sweeping congressional...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
After a busy first semester last year at Boston University, Hayley Spivey was eager to head home to Florida for spring break. Yet while the theater arts major enjoyed the sun and fun, she also found herself slightly bored.
"It was nice seeing my...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Deryl McKissack, 52, is president and chief executive of McKissack & McKissack, a construction management and design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Baltimore. The firm manages about $15 billion in construction projects....