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  • The Rev. T.J. Jemison dies at 95; led Baton Rouge bus boycott in 1953

    The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor and civil rights leader who helped lead a 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge that served as a model for the landmark boycott in Montgomery, Ala., two years later, has died. He was 95.
  • Osborne A. Payne

    Osborne A. Payne
    Osborne A. Payne, a former educator who became a trailblazing Baltimore businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. He was 87. "He was one of Baltimore's great unsung heroes,...

    Baltimore County's new schools chief won over skeptics in Houston

    Baltimore County's new schools chief won over skeptics in Houston
    In the crowded glass and steel lobby of the Houston school headquarters, Principal Susan Monaghan paused briefly to touch the shoulder of her boss, a man with far less experience in the education field and young enough to have been her student. "I am OK,...

    Leontine T.C. Kelly dies at 92; first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination

    Leontine T.C. Kelly dies at 92; first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination
    Leontine T.C. Kelly, a daughter and wife of ministers who followed her own calling and became the first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination when the United Methodist Church elevated her to the position in 1984, has died. She was 92....

    3 Sue To Prevent State Take-over of Harrisburg

    3 Sue To Prevent State Take-over of Harrisburg
    Three Harrisburg citizens filed a civil-rights action Thursday in United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Civil Action No. 1:11-CV-2288 alleges that Senate Bill 1151, amending Act 47, violates their federal right to due...