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  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
  • Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients

    Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patience pays off for Laurel's Reybold [Commentary]

    Patience pays off for Laurel's Reybold [Commentary]
    After two seasons as a walk-on at UNC-Wilmington, which meant his parents were footing most of the bill for college, the work ethic and patience of Shane Reybold of North Laurel was rewarded before his junior year in 2012 when he was put on an athletic...
  • 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...