| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Al Johnson, a Newport News native who made a name for himself in the world of soul music both as lead singer of The Unifics and as a producer, died early Saturday.
He was 65. Johnson helped to form The Unifics in 1960s while a student at Howard...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- Seven people, including two District of Columbia police officers, were injured after a large crowd rammed a gate at a concert Friday afternoon on Howard University's campus, police and university officials said.
At 3:17 p.m., police...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Clarence V.McKee, Esq. is the President and founder of McKee Communications, Inc. which specializes in government, community, political and media relations. His clients have included Walmart Stores, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home.
She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills.
"Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The Boys and Girls Club names a Kansas teenager as National Youth of the Year.
Kiana Knolland was honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. this week. She won $50,000 scholarship prize.
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Knolland appeared as a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
HalD reports: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Peter Chen spent all of his childhood in Trinidad, playing cricket and soccer. After he came to the United States at age 19 to attend Howard University, where he helped start the men's soccer team, Chen worked as a bellboy at Columbia Country Club in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Are Brad Paisley and Rand Paul the bravest men in America?
Er, no. At least not by my lights. But maybe the country singer and the first-term senator are contenders for that title according to the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it.
Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all. He...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:28 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Just call him Baby Doc.
When Austin Brian Jones was born Monday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he was the 8,000th baby delivered by Dr. Richard Smith. The almost 8-pound-at birth Austin was the first child of Lauren Hood and her...
| Jul 1, 2013
In the 1940s, Kenneth Hill was growing up in a one-bedroom apartment in the Altgeld Gardens public housing project. His mother and older sister slept in the bedroom. He slept on the sofa in the tiny living room amid a sprawl of Erector Set parts.