| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70.
David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:20 PM
On Monday, Jan. 20, Americans will commemmorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through special school programs and community events and celebrations. We asked several local community leaders to share their favorite reads on the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:10 PM
As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them.
The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The author of "The Heat Seekers" is now feeling the heat herself.
Kristina L. Roberts of Upper Marlboro, better known to fans as Zane, owes the state more than $340,000 in back taxes, according to Comptroller Peter Franchot.
She topped the list of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Pamela Audrey Hall, a former radio station program director who was active nationally in jazz and contemporary gospel music circles, died of cancer Jan. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 57 and lived in Ellicott City.
She was named Black Radio's Music...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:53 AM
New USC Coach Andy Enfield participated in his first Pac-12 conference call Monday and most of the questions that came to him were about senior guard J.T. Terrell, who is back with the team after missing almost a month because of an academic suspension....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Al Johnson, a Newport News native who made a name for himself in the world of soul music both as lead singer of The Unifics and as a producer, died early Saturday.
He was 65. Johnson helped to form The Unifics in 1960s while a student at Howard...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Hampton Roads Academy senior Braysia Hicks has verbally committed to play basketball Towson University, where former Phoebus standout Niki (Reid) Geckeler is the head coach.
Last season, Hicks averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds and was named to the the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home.
She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills.
"Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...