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  • Lewis Museum's 'Growing Up Afro' takes viewers from paper routes to picket lines

    Lewis Museum's 'Growing Up Afro' takes viewers from paper routes to picket lines
    Beulah Hinson beams as she holds up a copy of the Afro-American newspaper, the young girl's expression a sharp contrast to the headlines from this particular edition — "205 Die in Dance Hall Fire," "Hubby Made Store Love Nest." The message behind...
  • Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration

    Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration
    For Marian Anderson Bell, selling copies of the Afro-American newspaper on Baltimore streets as a 12-year-old papergirl in 1945 felt like freedom. Now 79 years old, Bell reminisced Saturday about stashing away the pennies she earned to buy school...
  • Cardin picks up ministers endorsement

    Sen. Ben Cardin won the support of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance on Monday in his bid for a second term, the latest in a series of endorsements the Democrat hopes will secure his support with black voters in the April primary election....
  • Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case

    Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case
    Speaking out for the first time about a gruesome killing allegedly committed by a troubled student, Morgan State University's president expressed condolences to the families involved but declined to discuss details of the case or the institution's history...
  • 1908 Illinois race riot was impetus behind founding of the NAACP

    When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908. The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...
  • State Sen. Muse to challenge Cardin for Senate

    A Prince George's County state legislator, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term. Muse, an African-American pastor...
  • Mfume endorses Cardin

    Kweisi Mfume, the former Maryland congressman and NAACP leader, endorsed Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday for a second term, backing his one-time rival. Mfume is the latest prominent black leader in the state to announce support for Cardin, who lost Baltimore...
  • O'Malley's speech doesn't go far

    O'Malley's speech doesn't go far
    Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley brought his prescription for improving homeland security to the Democratic convention last night, but his short speech was rewarded with only modest applause outside the Maryland delegation and a snub from major broadcast...
  • O'Malley won't run for governor

    O'Malley won't run for governor
    Saying his work in Baltimore is incomplete, Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that he will not be a candidate for governor this year - clearing the way for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to run unopposed for the Democratic nomination. "There...
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