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  • Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies

     Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies
    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...
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    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...
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    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...
  • Seminole State College wraps up 10-year August Wilson theater project

    Seminole State College wraps up 10-year August Wilson theater project
    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...
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  • Gloria Battle

    Gloria Battle
    Age: 64 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: ...
  • Hampton University Museum showcases Elizabeth Catlett's landmark talent

    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. Since...
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital announces new medical staff officers

    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...
  • Ernest Colvin, Baltimore dentist

    Ernest Colvin, Baltimore dentist
    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...
  • Dr. Raymond L. Gray

    Dr. Raymond L. Gray
    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...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    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...