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  • Baltimore slam poet challenges teens to release inner talents and frustrations

    Baltimore slam poet challenges teens to release inner talents and frustrations
    Gayle Danley called the Wilde Lake Middle School eighth-graders "poets," a label that sounded hip and eclectic and, by the tone of her fiery prose, non-negotiable. After introducing them to the world of "poetry slam" — competitions involving...
  • Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle

    Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle
    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...
  • David L. Reid Jr., postal worker

    David L. Reid Jr., postal worker
    David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Amiri Baraka dies at 79; provocative poet lauded, chided for social passion

    Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate. "You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
  • Hampton Roads leaders offer books to honor MLK

     Hampton Roads leaders offer books to honor MLK
    On Monday, Jan. 20, Americans will commemmorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through special school programs and community events and celebrations. We asked several local community leaders to share their favorite reads on the...
  • Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana

    Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana
    As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • About Clarence McKee

    About Clarence McKee
    Clarence V.McKee, Esq. is the President and founder of McKee Communications, Inc. which specializes in government, community, political and media relations. His clients have included Walmart Stores, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...