| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, died Saturday of complications of a stroke. He was 89.
As a leading figure in Baltimore's civil rights movement, Mr. Dobson lived a life molded by the struggle for equality — a...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.”
Akin, the GOP nominee...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79.
"Doris was really one of the...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The other children sitting on the carpet in Diana Holley's first-grade classroom at Gilmor Elementary School on Friday wiggled and squirmed and laughed and whispered. But Briana Diggs stayed still.
Her chin rested in the palm of her hands, eyes turned...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Baltimore is home to some generous souls. There are those who give time, others who share their ideas and plenty of people willing to open their wallets.
Over the years, a number of people have built reputations as philanthropists. Yet however...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.
"A giant has...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Fifteen special education students at Hillcrest Elementary School, many dressed in button-down shirts and ties or dresses, sat in a classroom Tuesday, listening to the emotional tale of someone who faced similar challenges to theirs decades ago.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:38 PM
The first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy has died, according to an announcement from the school Wednesday.
Wesley Brown started at the academy in 1945, after the first five black men to attend failed to complete their first year...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Happy 40th anniversary to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Iota Lambda Omega Chapter.
To mark this important occasion, the AKA Sorority is inviting the public to a celebration, the chapter's 40 Years of Timeless Service Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Peter H. Anderson, a former professor of electrical engineering at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University, died Sept. 19 from complications after brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 66....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...