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  • Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist

    Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist
    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...
  • Michelle Obama to meet with Chicago students at Howard University

    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...
  • First lady meets with Chicago students in D.C.

    First lady meets with Chicago students in D.C.
    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...
  • Doc Hurley Foundation in Disarray As Scholarships Dry Up, Board Disbands

    Doc Hurley Foundation in Disarray As Scholarships Dry Up, Board Disbands
    The Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation that boosted the college dreams of hundreds of Hartford-area students has nearly collapsed, losing its tax-exempt status and its board of trustees, and awarding no more than two new scholarships in the past five...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    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...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    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...
  • Sen. Rand Paul takes his anti-spying message to UC Berkeley

    Sen. Rand Paul takes his anti-spying message to UC Berkeley
    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...
  • Amiri Baraka dies at 79; provocative poet lauded, chided for social passion

    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...
  • Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case

    Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case
    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...
  • Managing construction projects is in Deryl McKissack's genes

    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....
  • Bestselling erotica author Zane linked as Maryland's top tax scofflaw

    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...