| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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 --...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:40 AM
When Al Johnson died last fall, it left a hole in the Unifics, the soul vocal group Johnson founded as a student at Howard University in the 1960s.
That hole quickly became two holes when Thomas Fauntleroy - Johnson's friend since their childhood in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:04 AM
During the first week of August 42 years ago, a solar flare knocked out power in the United States, "Deliverance" was the top box-office draw, and the following songs were the most popular tunes according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.
Christen McWithey is 19 years old.
McWithey, who just...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:38 AM
If state Sen. Brian Frosh has his way, voters will pick Maryland's next attorney general based on experience — his 28 years in the General Assembly, 11 of them as a committee chairman who pushed through measures such as the state's new gun control...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Last Sunday, fathers everywhere were feted — some with treasured handmade gifts from their children while others were treated to fancy brunches at even fancier country clubs or restaurants.
I did remember to call the fathers of my Northern...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:10 PM
At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them.
Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The Ravens' search for linebackers in the NFL draft involves a wide investigation of prospects.
That includes interest in Howard University linebacker Keith Pough, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Among the other teams...