| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training.
Federal prosecutors said she...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Chicago high school students in the nation's capital Thursday when they visit Howard University to gain exposure to college life, White House aides said.
Bow Wow, a rapper, actor and co-host of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by rapper Bow Wow, visited Howard University in Washington on Thursday afternoon to meet with a few dozen high schoolers from Chicago.
She came out to promote the president’s initiative North Star, which...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate.
"You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:10 PM
In 1989, attorney Ray Clark got a telephone call that would make him, for a while, one of the most famous lawyers in Los Angeles.
The call to his small firm was from the presiding judge in the trial of Richard Ramirez, accused of being the brutal serial...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:43 PM
BERKELEY — Sen. Rand Paul, a leading critic of the government's domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free-speech movement Wednesday to deliver a searing indictment of the intelligence community and call for a sweeping congressional...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Deryl McKissack, 52, is president and chief executive of McKissack & McKissack, a construction management and design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Baltimore. The firm manages about $15 billion in construction projects....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bestselling erotica author Zane has been declared the biggest individual tax scofflaw in Maryland by the state's comptroller. The writer reportedly owes more than $340,000 to Maryland in back taxes.
That's not all: She apparently owes the IRS about...