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  • Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned

    The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home. Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
  • African dancer Angela Watson shares healing power of dance, drumming

    Traditional African dancer Angela "Sadio" Watson wants to do more than just perform for her audience at the Allentown Public Library on Wednesday. Watson wants to encourage the audience not only to learn the history and movements of African dance but also...
  • Howard freshman Daniel humbly impresses

    Howard freshman Daniel humbly impresses
    James Daniel is the son of a coach and a card-carrying gym rat who has spent much of his life on basketball courts, so he understands and feels the game better than most. Asked if he foresaw the kind of freshman season he has had at Howard University,...
  • Holder and race [Editorial]

    Holder and race  [Editorial]
    For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1974 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1974 [Videos]
    The age of disco was dawning in this week's rundown from Billboard's Hot 100 chart archives. Groovy. 10. "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," the Main Ingredient This was the Main Ingredient's second biggest hit (1972's "Everybody Plays the Fool" was...
  • African American students weigh campus attitudes in picking colleges

    African American students weigh campus attitudes in picking colleges
    Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...