| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:04 AM
The 8th Annual Bright Star Vision-Ghana Benefit will be held on Saturday March 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, 155 S. Quaker Lane in West Hartford.
The benefit, held every year to celebrate Ghana’s independence, and to support...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:39 AM
True love doesn't work this way.
After posting her profile on an internet dating site, a 50-year-old Lee County woman got a response from a man who claimed to be an American businessman working as an Investor in a Ghana Gold Mine Association,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:37 PM
No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The community is invited to Broadfording Christian Academy’s sixth annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Friday, Feb. 15, at the school at 13535 Broadfording Church Road in Hagerstown.
The cost of dinner tickets is $8 for adults and $4 for...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You know all those warnings about how America's addiction to deficit spending is going to make us look like Greece?
Stop worrying. The bigger concern should be that America will look like Argentina.
That could happen, theoretically, if the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:38 PM
If home is a concept a child might visually articulate in, say, six quick lines, by adulthood it's a notion much more diffuse — a shape-shifter, a Rorschach blot.
In her frank and expansive new memoir, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:32 PM
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class.
Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps.
Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Lynchburg entrepreneur, Thomas Johnson wants start a school to help local community members learn woodworking skills.
“You have to understand that woodworking is big,” said Johnson. “When you were born, you were welcomed by what? A...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Siriki Diabate left his four daughters, parents and three siblings behind in 2005 when he was forced to flee his native Ivory Coast after suffering a terrific beating by thugs who left him for dead.
He was working for a local newspaper at the time,...
| Apr 27, 2013
Most of us are curious about our family lineage. For Vanessa Williams, who recently took part in the show "Who Do You Think You Are" and explored her family's history, the task was both surprising and informative. Here, she talks about what she learned...