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  • Ike Jones dies at 84; pioneering African American film producer

    Ike Jones, a pioneering African American film producer in the 1960s whose marriage to Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens was kept secret to avoid harming her career, died Sunday in an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles. He was 84.
  • What woman would you want to see on a dollar bill?

    What woman would you want to see on a dollar bill?
    Last month President Barack Obama said that putting a woman on U.S. currency would be "a pretty good idea," but no real wheels have been set in motion to make that happen. The conversation begs the question: If a woman were to appear on a dollar bill,...

    Datebook

    Sunday, Aug. 24 School open house Beth Shalom Congregation will host an open house for its religious school at 4 p.m. at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-531-5115. Monday, Aug. 25 Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton, pharmacist,...

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...

    Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President...