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  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright calls on Obama to promote peace

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright calls on Obama to promote peace
    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country...
  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • HRA's Hicks will play basketball at Towson

    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...
  • Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer

    Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer
    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...
  • 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...
  • Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

    Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career
    When Ozzie Newsome reflects on the remarkable exploits of Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens general manager thinks first of silence. You have to be awfully good at your job to avoid the barbed scrutiny of NFL fans and analysts. You have to be an awfully decent...
  • 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....
  • March on Washington organizers look back

    WASHINGTON — As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day — the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the...