| 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 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.
| 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...