| 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
| 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.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:17 PM
An investigation into the cause of smoke that killed one person and injured dozens on a D.C. Metro train could take six to 12 months, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Tuesday.
Metro also identified the passenger who died as Carol...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:23 PM
New medical staff officers have been named at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey for 2015-16, according to a press release from Ingalls Health System.
Dr. Cressa Perish, a family practice physician, was elected president, while Dr. Carl Johnson, a...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Ernest James Colvin, who rose from humble beginnings to build a dentistry practice in Park Heights, died of complications from a stroke Jan. 20, his 84th birthday.
Dr. Colvin, born the son of sharecroppers in Rock Hill, S.C., began his practice in the...
| Jan 31, 2015
Dr. Raymond L. Gray, who practiced dentistry in Baltimore for close to 40 years and was a partner in the Madison Park Medical Center, died Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia of complications from a stroke. He was 88.
"Ray was a people person...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 10:18 AM
Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
| 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,...