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  • Great Blacks in Wax Museum inducts four new figures in tribute ceremony

    Great Blacks in Wax Museum inducts four new figures in tribute ceremony
    A cadre of spiritual giants was inducted Saturday into the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum as the East Baltimore gallery looks to expand in its third decade. About 1,000 people gathered in Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center for a...
  • Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam

    Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam
    Colts Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore's name is synonymous with Baltimore's football tradition. Now he could have his image immortalized. A $750,000 fund-raising drive in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was announced...
  • Zumba class participants resolve to stay fit

    Zumba class participants resolve to stay fit
    Ten women could have been out shopping for post-Christmas deals at the malls, or using their gift cards, or kicking back at home with family and friends, enjoying their presents and what was left of the holidays. Instead, they arrived at large studio...
  • African American history comes to life in Baltimore

    African American history comes to life in Baltimore
    On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …" Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
  • Museums, cultural institutions taking a snow day

    Museums, cultural institutions taking a snow day
    Schools and government offices aren't the only things closing down in anticipation of today's snowstorm. Here is a partial list, continually being updated, of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day. The American Visionary Art...
  • Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State

    Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State
    After a year away, the Basketball Academy returns to a college campus, Morgan State, for the 17th annual event that combines academics and service learning with three days of top-notch high school boys and girls basketball Thursday through Saturday....
  • Lonnie Harris, factory worker

    Lonnie Harris, factory worker
    Lonnie Harris, a retired Continental Can Co. worker and an active church member, died Jan. 3 of respiratory failure at Northwest Hospital. He was 88. Mr. Harris was born in Littleton, N.C., and after the death of his parents moved to East Baltimore,...
  • Youman Fullard Sr., Yellow Bowl Restaurant owner

    Youman Fullard Sr., Yellow Bowl Restaurant owner
    Youman Fullard Sr., who fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife took over ownership of the Yellow Bowl Restaurant and turned it into one of the city's most sought-after soul food destinations, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's...
  • 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,...
  • A vision for North Avenue

    A vision for North Avenue
    Where the passengers on the tour bus rolling west on North Avenue saw blocks of crumbling and abandoned buildings and overgrown lots, Lou Fields envisioned another Pratt Street in the making. Fields, who heads a nonprofit heritage tourism group, is...
  • Baltimore: A great destination for African-American tourism

    J.B. Salganik's suggestion that Baltimore City celebrate and promote its unique connection to black culture and history is exactly what the late Thelma Banks Cox had in mind when she founded the African-American Heritage Society and the Black Landmarks...
  • Basketball star to raise funds for Great Blacks in Wax Museum

    Retired basketball star Chris Webber will help the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum raise funds for a $75 million replacement facility scheduled to open on Baltimore's North Avenue corridor in 2015. The museum announced that Webber, a five-time...