| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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"...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Therell Wayne "Scoop" Knight has been a Zamboni driver at the XL Center in Hartford since it was called the Civic Center, way back in 1980, when Whalers, not Wolves, plied the slippery slab. Now 57, he leads a seven-person crew and is the dean of ice...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Tuesday may have been looking forward at media day for the Hurricanes baseball team. But it was also a day two of the program's biggest former stars were celebrated for their accomplishments.
The College Baseball Foundation announced Tuesday that...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94.
The son of the Rev....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday in New York. He was 97.
Murray died at home in his sleep,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:13 AM
SOUTH BEND -- He has run into Pawn Stars’ walking punch line Chumlee at a Drake concert and shrugged, has become numb to the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and has always looked at NBA rookie phenom Shabazz Muhammad as more friend than freak...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The writer Albert Murray, a maverick intellectual who challenged widespread assumptions about U.S. and African American culture, has died in New York City at age 97.
Murray, a novelist as well as essayist and literary and music critic, wrote more than a...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.
The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 5:42 PM
As a Casey Anthony hearing broke for lunch Wednesday, Chief Judge Belvin Perry walked across his courtroom and up to a podium facing not the witness stand or the bench, but television cameras.
In minutes, Perry went from assessing arcane testimony...
| May 16, 2008
She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about.
Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...
| May 11, 2009
| 9:55 AM
Tuskegee Airmen fought on many battlefields, foreign and domestic yet were under acknowledged and under appreciated. As the surviving Tuskegee Airmen were saluted by their newest Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama, riding past his Inaugural...
| Dec 1, 2009
Two decades ago, Eatonville used its link to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston to get noticed by the world.
Now, as the community attempts to transform itself into a major African-American cultural destination, leaders are struggling to define...