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  • Eleanor A. Laun

    Eleanor A. Laun
    Eleanor A. Laun, a combat nurse who served with the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, died Jan. 10 of complications from a stroke at the Charlestown retirement community. The longtime Ten Hills resident was 94. Eleanor A. McNelis...
  • Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display

    Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display
    Beauty can be found even in the utilitarian. A recently opened exhibit of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes that point powerfully, with a varied array of elaborately handcrafted personal objects from across the continent — from...
  • Robert W. "Bob" Roche, relief worker

    Robert W. "Bob" Roche, relief worker
    Robert W. "Bob" Roche, a former Peace Corps volunteer who later worked in Africa with Catholic Relief Services, died Jan. 12 of undetermined causes at Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a Burtonsville senior living community. The Columbia resident was 61. "We are...
  • In Nigeria, getting away with murder

    In Nigeria, getting away with murder
    Since the arrival of the New Year, America's Nigerian diaspora, including its significant community in Maryland, must be dismayed by the news from Africa's most populous country. The reluctance ofNigeria'sgovernment to prevent or punish violence between...
  • Africa offers big-game hunters exotic options

    Africa offers big-game hunters exotic options
    If fiftysomething basketball players can spend thousands of dollars on fantasy camps with the likes of Coach K and MJ, if golfers make similar pilgrimages to the sport's birthplace in Scotland, why shouldn't hunters do the same at exotic venues in Africa?...
  • 'Our blacks' vs. 'their blacks'? Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race

    'Our blacks' vs. 'their blacks'? Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race
    Do you think it gives Clarence Thomas a warm, fuzzy feeling to know he is one of Ann Coulter's blacks? That is how Coulter put it on Fox "News" while defending Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges that threatened to engulf his campaign last...
  • Strauss-Kahn, Schwarzenegger scandals: a confluence of race and class, sex and power

    Sex, power, class and race. For all their differences, the scandals encircling French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting an African-born maid in New York, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has confessed to having a child...
  • Shooting animals is tragedy, not triumph

    It was with great sadness that I saw the photos in The Sun of hunters posing triumphantly next to the carcasses of the animals that they had shot and killed in Africa ("Africa calls adventurous hunters," Jan. 29). Included in the photos were a dead...
  • The income classes according to Mr. Romney

    The income classes according to Mr. Romney
    Mitt Romney's ill-considered remark about the destitute, "I'm not concerned about the very poor," and his subsequent awkward explanation of it represented something more noteworthy than a rich man's gaffe. The question raised by the episode is not...
  • Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    "And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …" "Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • New report shows CNN International as top news channel in Africa

    New report shows CNN International as top news channel in Africa
    I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation. And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...