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  • In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports

    In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports
    The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award. "My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
  • Ellicott City woman wins raves as college dance team captain

    Ellicott City woman wins raves as college dance team captain
    Christine Jenkins, whose family moved to Ellicott City from Woodlawn when she was in third grade, was a standout basketball player as a young girl, playing on several travel teams. But she injured her knee during a game while in eighth grade, had...
  • 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,...
  • Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre

    Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre
    Movie tickets at the Northwood Theatre cost just 90 cents back in 1963. But for some, the price of admission was considerably higher. It took years of picketing and nights in jail for hundreds of African-American college students and their supporters...
  • In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men

    In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men
    On Capitol Hill, in African-American churches and at historically black colleges and universities, people are talking about a documentary film that challenges negative reports and statistics regarding blacks, especially black men. "Hoodwinked," produced...
  • Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery

    Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery
    Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking. He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
  • A quarter-century of nurturing Baltimore's leaders

    A quarter-century of nurturing Baltimore's leaders
    Jan Houbolt may be the most influential Baltimorean you've never heard of. As head of the Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Program since 1989, he has helped groom some of the state's up-and-coming leaders through a 10-month-long series of site...
  • Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Derwin Gray, Roddy Peters and more

    Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Derwin Gray, Roddy Peters and more
    Maryland wide receiver commitment Deon Long has ended his junior college career as a national champion. The D.C. native and former New Mexico standout played a major role in Iowa Western Community College's 27-7 win over Butler (Kan.) C.C. for the NJCAA...
  • Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge

    Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge
    Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
  • Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader

    Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader
    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...
  • For these Baltimore folks, thankfulness is personal

    For these Baltimore folks, thankfulness is personal
    This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes. Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't. Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...