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  • Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music

    Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music
    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,...
  • Albert Murray, critic and novelist, dead at 97

    Albert Murray, critic and novelist, dead at 97
    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...
  • Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

    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...
  • Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense

    Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense
    “The combat system is the brain that helps you fire ‘the bullet,’ which is actually an extremely complex missile,” Danielle Hilliard says of her highly technical job in air and missile defense. She uses simple visual images to...
  • Portion of freeway in San Diego dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen

     
    A three-mile stretch of Interstate 15 near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego was designated Friday as Tuskegee Airmen Highway to honor the African American pilots and air crew members who served in segregated units during World War......
  • In 1800s Williamsburg, 'Cheap Store' made black merchant rich

    In 1800s Williamsburg, 'Cheap Store' made black merchant rich
    Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War. Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
  • Andrew Brimmer dies at 86; first black member of Federal Reserve

     Andrew Brimmer dies at 86; first black member of Federal Reserve
    Andrew Brimmer, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper who in 1966 became the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board, has died. He was 86. Brimmer died Oct. 7 at a Washington hospital after a lengthy illness, said his daughter, Esther Brimmer....
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort
    Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...
  • Colleagues recall Dixon, 74, as a leader who made friends and allies to benefit his community

    Colleagues recall Dixon, 74, as a leader who made friends and allies to benefit his community
    One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born and raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland...
  • Richard Dixon, 74, past state treasurer and Carroll delegate and school board president, dies

    Richard Dixon, 74, past state treasurer and Carroll delegate and school board president, dies
    State Treasurer Nancy Kopp announced on Thursday, June 7, that Carroll County native and former Maryland treasurer Richard Dixon, 74, has died. In a statement, Kopp said Dixon, who not only served as state treasurer but also was a state delegate...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...