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  • Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate

    Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate
    Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70. Her death...
  • Five questions for Anthony Ashton

    Five questions for Anthony Ashton
    Before he was a lawyer, Anthony Ashton was a high school guidance counselor and a middle school teacher before that. Those experiences shaped skills he would need in a second career: the ability to convey thoughts to an audience and to listen...
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority celebrates centennial at harbor

    Delta Sigma Theta sorority celebrates centennial at harbor
    Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world....
  • Peter H. Anderson, Morgan professor

    Peter H. Anderson, Morgan professor
    Peter H. Anderson, a former professor of electrical engineering at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University, died Sept. 19 from complications after brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 66....
  • Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University

    Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University
    (Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday. "It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
  • Ann McAllister Hughes

    Ann McAllister Hughes
    Ann McAllister Hughes, an artist who taught art in Baltimore's public schools and had chaired the art department at Forest Park High School, died July 27 of pulmonary failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Randallstown resident was 83. The...
  • Tracie Thoms' celebrity travels

    Tracie Thoms' celebrity travels
    You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater. Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
  • Letter: Yolanda Adams Gospel concert sells out

    Gospel music lovers missed their chances to purchase tickets for this year's "Afternoon of Musical Praise" featuring Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams, slated for Aug. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Post Theater. The concert sold out almost two weeks...
  • Star Track: Creighton Jones

    Star Track: Creighton Jones
    Creighton Jones of Newport News played an instrumental role this spring in perhaps the finest tennis season in Winston-Salem State University history. As a junior, Jones played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles throughout the season, and the Rams captured...
  • Harper High students to meet with Michelle Obama in D.C.

    Harper High students to meet with Michelle Obama in D.C.
    — First lady Michelle Obama will meet privately Wednesday at the White House with 26 students from Harper High School as a follow-up to an emotional meeting in Chicago two months ago in which the students bore witness to the epidemic of gun...
  • The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as...