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African Americans

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  • 'America's Next Top Model' back with high fashion theme, tons of drama

     
    John-John reports on last night's America's Next Top Model premiere, featuring Baltimore contestant Jane Randall.High fashion. High fashion. High fashion. High fashion.I'm pretty sure that we get the picture already, Tyra Banks. This cycle of "America's...
  • Maryland's infant mortality rate drops to lowest level on record

    Maryland's infant mortality rate drops to lowest level on record
    After moving aggressively in recent years to make a dent in Maryland's stubbornly high infant mortality rate, city and state officials plan to announce Wednesday a significant drop, to the lowest level on record. Data from the state Department of...
  • Q&A with Mary J. Blige

    Q&A with Mary J. Blige
    She inspired women across the country to rock supersized gold earrings and combat boots in the early '90s. Later, she showed African-American women that it was OK to have a short blond 'do. As she matured, her style evolved into classic, and elegant,...
  • Officer in shooting led turbulent life

    Facing a possible arrest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Marine after a night of club-hopping, Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba continues to pop in to the Eastern District station where he worked for years. Here, the 15-year...
  • Civil war events

    Civil war events
    Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months: Maryland Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
  • Let the Boys in Gray parade in Baltimore

    This Saturday, the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Pratt Street Riot will be remembered with what the city of Baltimore is calling "a grand procession." Union re-enactors, fife and drum corps, contemporary military units and representative color...
  • William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
    William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved. Mr. Schaefer was 89....
  • Justice, on screen and off

    Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...
  • Time to stop fighting about Superblock and start building

    Time to stop fighting about Superblock and start building
    What a difference two walls make. In turning down a compromise proposal from the developers of the Superblock that would preserve two exterior walls of the former Read's drugstore, the city's preservation commission voted last week to temporarily add...
  • Maryland voters focused on economy

    Maryland has endured a bruising recession better than many other states, but voters here are still wary over the economy and personal finances, and could punish incumbent politicians at the ballot box next month, a Baltimore Sun survey shows. The Sun...
  • A how-to guide for Baltimore community theater

    A how-to guide for Baltimore community theater
    In the late 1990s, Brett Rohrer decided he wanted to be onstage and headed off to an audition at a community theater. He got as far as a nearby parking space. "I just sat in my Jeep," he said. "I drove to auditions several times and never went in. But...
  • Poll shows tight battle for Arundel Mills slots

    Poll shows tight battle for Arundel Mills slots
    Voters in Anne Arundel County are nearly evenly split on a ballot referendum that will decide the fate of a planned billion-dollar slots casino and entertainment complex at Arundel Mills mall, according to a new Baltimore Sun poll. Forty-seven percent of...