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  • Jean Gartlan

    Jean Gartlan, a retired journalist and a Catholic Relief Services program director who worked in 1960s refugee relief in southern Africa, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 88 and lived in Mount Vernon. "She was really a Renaissance...
  • Howard brothers return to native Liberia to help rebuild war-torn nation

    Howard brothers return to native Liberia to help rebuild war-torn nation
    This was not the Liberia that John Butler left in his youth, a 13-year-old fleeing with his parents and three siblings. Back then, a coup had turned the west African nation toward turmoil, toward more than two decades of ethnic tension, repression,...
  • OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT

    OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT
    Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who built a campaign and a movement around the promise of change, won a resounding victory over Republican John McCain Tuesday night, becoming the first black president in U.S. history. Choosing a steady 47-year-old...
  • Local Kenyans celebrate Obama's victory

    Halfway through his meal of grilled goat meat and lemon-scented tomato chunks, Dishon Kimani, 31, leaped out of his seat and pumped his fists in the air. "Oh my God! He took Ohio!" he announced as CNN declared the state for Barack Obama. "This thing is...
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
  • No prescriptions, but plenty of users

    The sun set hours ago. Most everyone who sang and prayed in this concrete room with curtains that's still stuffy from body heat have gone home. Christabelle Piangnee, a 29-year-old whose life has become an incongruous mix of opiates, prostitution and...
  • A separate South Africa

    A separate South Africa
    Last in a series of occasional articles documenting issues of South Africa's post-apartheid generation Neckties flapped in the breeze as the half-dozen or so gang members gathered at their regular spot outside a small power substation. Their formal...
  • Philip D. Curtin

    Philip D. Curtin, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject, died June 4 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., of pneumonia. He was...
  • Teens elicit water funds, awareness

    Teens elicit water funds, awareness
    Gabrielle "Gabby" Kozera, 17, imagines the continent of Africa in the shape of the human heart, with clean water as the lifeblood of its many struggling nations. As she began her senior year at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, she...
  • Bomb suspect might fight extradition to Britain, his attorney indicates

    ROME - A suspect in the botched London subway bombings made an initial Italian court appearance yesterday, and there were indications that he would fight extradition to Britain. The capture of a man identified as Osman Hussain, an Ethiopian-born...
  • Jackson urges NAACP to push voting issue

    MILWAUKEE - Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson capped off a day of grass-roots political strategizing yesterday by imploring NAACP members to urge their congressional representatives to extend soon-to-expire provisions of the 1965 Voting...
  • For many, a visit to WWII Memorial is a pilgrimage

    WASHINGTON -- As summer excursions go, visiting the new National World War II Memorial doesn't exactly fall under the heading of fun and frivolity. Yet a trip to this site in the nation's capital will likely prove a memorable, enriching experience for...