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  • Rawlings-Blake hires new communications director with DNC ties

    Rawlings-Blake hires new communications director with DNC ties
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tapped connections at the Democratic National Committee to hire a new communications and policy director.  Kevin Harris, 29, of Alexandria, Va., will begin work in Baltimore on Sept. 3.  He currently works as...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • 'I never heard anybody talk like that'

    'I never heard anybody talk like that'
    Kenneth Collins knew he had a big day in store when he showed up for work Aug. 28, 1963. As an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, his job was to protect the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who planned a major speech to anchor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Monday's Eastern Region tennis roundup: Peninsula endures rough day despite doubles victory by Menchville

    Menchville senior Jake Fields' season-long tennis unbeaten streak finally ended Monday, which kept him from advancing to the state Group AAA boys singles tournament. In the Eastern Region individual tournament, Fields won his first match before losing a...
  • In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men

    On Capitol Hill, in African-American churches and at historically black colleges and universities, people are talking about a documentary film that challenges negative reports and statistics regarding blacks, especially black men. "Hoodwinked," produced...
  • Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery

    Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery
    Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking. He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
  • A quarter-century of nurturing Baltimore's leaders

    A quarter-century of nurturing Baltimore's leaders
    Jan Houbolt may be the most influential Baltimorean you've never heard of. As head of the Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Program since 1989, he has helped groom some of the state's up-and-coming leaders through a 10-month-long series of site...
  • Inside the BRD: Norfolk State the latest D-I basketball school to offer Grafton's Elijah Moore

    Inside the BRD: Norfolk State the latest D-I basketball school to offer Grafton's Elijah Moore
    First it was military schools and now it's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference institutions expressing serious interest in Grafton High boys basketball star Elijah Moore. Two assistants from defending MEAC champion Norfolk State checked out Moore during...
  • Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader

    Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader
    The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, died Saturday of complications of a stroke. He was 89. As a leading figure in Baltimore's civil rights movement, Mr. Dobson lived a life molded by the struggle for equality — a...