| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:54 PM
(HARLEM) - The normal sounds of a bustling Harlem block were broken up Thursday by the horrifying sound of screams and a crash that sent a vehicle careening off the road and onto the sidewalk.
At the start of the busy lunch hour a pickup truck jumped the...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Police are on the hunt for the gunman they say opened fire Sunday on a basketball court in Harlem, leaving one man dead and three others wounded. They were engaged in a pickup game.
Investigators say the dead teen was shot in the head; he was...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 12:02 AM
A new list of academically troubled New York City schools is out, and while parents and students citywide are wondering what their school's fate is, the new list is hitting one neighborhood particularly hard.
The building that houses Wadleigh High School...
| Dec 14, 2008
Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
| Dec 31, 2008
Given his shameless refusal to step down, it's not surprising that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich insisted on exercising his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama. The governor, who has been accused by federal...
| Jan 6, 2009
Like it or not, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has the legal authority to appoint Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, and Burris, the state's former attorney general, should be allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
| Jan 21, 2009
| 4:30 PM
For all its pretense to life on the cutting edge, New York finds itself playing catch-up when it comes to certain political trends. The rise of Barack Obama is the latest example. One day before last February???s presidential primary,......
| Jul 21, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
| Feb 26, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated Longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York said he was "saving the best for last'' when he finally was called on to speak near the end of President Barack Obama's daylong bipartisan healthcare summit......
| Apr 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
It's no surprise that Charles B. Rangel, the gravelly-voiced Democrat from Harlem, has attracted a primary challenger. After all, when the House Ethics Committee admonishes you for accepting gifts from corporations for your junkets to your retreat in...