| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:06 PM
Political leaders from Massachusetts joined hundreds of others at a funeral service Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for Edward Brooke, the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote.
Brooke, a liberal Republican, represented the state...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:32 PM
This month is the 50th anniversary of the release of "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," otherwise known as the Moynihan Report. This report, then and now, is a controversial policy paper on the status of the black family and the impact of...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:35 AM
WASHINGTON Former Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American senator elected by a popular vote, was honored at a funeral service Tuesday as a trailblazer, a remarkable legislator and an inspiration to future generations.
Lawmakers, dignitaries and...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:52 AM
Carnival Corp. & PLC on Monday announced the appointment of Marie McKenzie to the new position of vice president of global destinations services and sourcing.
As part of her new function, McKenzie will lead a team that will coordinate and manage...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Jan 11, 2015
Before sentencing former Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer spoke at length on his thoughts of the case and how he arrived at his decision.
It's not uncommon for judges to share some views before rendering a sentence,...