| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:16 PM
Former Senator Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black man in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.
Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:40 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Bethune-Cookman University introduced Terry Sims as the Wildcats new head football coach Monday at a news conference on the B-CU campus.
“I'm very confident. I'm a confident person,” Sims said after being introduced....