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  • Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]

    Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]
    For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy" begins. The wide-screen display, mounted high on an exposed brick wall, shutters conversation when the words: "This. Is. Jeopardy!" bellow from the speakers.
  • St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president

    St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president
    St. Mary's College of Maryland has selected as its new president a dean from a small Oregon college who has Maryland roots, the college announced Wednesday. Tuajuanda Jordan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis...

    Loretta Dumas-Turner, economist

    Loretta Dumas-Turner, economist
    Loretta Dumas-Turner, a retired U.S. Department of Labor economist and world traveler, died April 18 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The longtime Pasadena resident was 57. The daughter of a factory worker and...

    Freedom Summer receding from memory — but it shouldn't

     Freedom Summer receding from memory — but it shouldn't
    I wish every young person in Chicago knew about Freedom Summer. Their parents, too, for that matter. But after a half-century, stories about the students who traveled to Mississippi that brutal summer in 1964 to register disenfranchised African-...

    Boxer, port commissioner challenge Alcee Hastings

    A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades. District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...