| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:55 PM
When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:23 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Each time Orioles outfielder Jai Miller crosses the plate after hitting a home run, his eyes turn upward and both of his hands point to the sky.
It's a routine he's been doing since he was a teenager, one of many ways he tries to...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:02 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council.
Growing up, my mother was my guiding light and she always stressed education as a top priority. Because of my mother's wisdom and...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Nick Mosby bounded along a row of ninth-grade boys at Baltimore's Civitas School with the energy of a football player about to dart onto the field. Citing his own upbringing by a single mother, he urged the young men to aim higher than the temptations...
| Sep 1, 2012
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Sports Xchange
Jets suspend CB Patterson indefinitely
The New York Jets suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson indefinitely on Monday after he failed to show up for Friday's preseason game against the New York Giants.
Patterson returned and met...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Sports Xchange
Report: Jets' Patterson returns after going AWOL
Cornerback Dimitri Patterson, missing from the New York Jets for two days, returned to the team Sunday night, ESPNNewYork.com reported.
Earlier Sunday, Jets general manager John...
| Aug 2, 2014
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:22 PM
As the gold medal winner in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, Alice Coachman came home to a celebratory welcome, including a parade in her home town of Albany, Ga.
But Coachman was not permitted to speak at the ceremony. And the mayor did...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:03 PM
| May 7, 2014
| 11:16 AM
More than a century ago, then-Mississippi Gov. James K. Vardaman, in a speech in Poplarville, Miss., said: "If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched."
His words in 1907 sparked no public storm of condemnation from the state's white...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Famous people, places & things
People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...