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Duane Allan Henry, a colorful former newspaperman and advertising agency owner who played a pivotal role in getting Havre de Grace recognized as the "Decoy Capital of the World," died Dec. 14 of heart failure at the Veterans Medical Center at Perry Point....
Baltimore Sun reporterDaisy Alverda "Bert" Booth, who was elected to the House of Delegates from Baltimore County and was known for her strong advocacy of civil rights, died July 2 of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former Chestnut Ridge resident was 85....
The best moment of Tuesday night's 'Watch the Throne' tour stop at 1st Mariner Arena — and there were plenty of candidates — came 17 songs in, when Jay-Z and Kanye West ditched the flashy, multi-piece set and sat down, side by side, like old...
Tags: Music, Concerts, Kanye West, Missing Persons, 1st Mariner Arena
I seemed to have thrown a Starbucks barista for a loop a couple of weeks ago, when I asked for a slice of pound cake and a glass of skim milk. She asked her co-coffeemaker, "Can we do that?" The other replied, "I guess so." "How much do we charge for the...
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • The KKK takes on the Westboro...
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...
Sun StaffGeorge L. Russell Jr. was walking to his downtown Baltimore office last week when three men approached him. "Aren't you George Russell?" one asked. "Yes, I am," the 75-year-old attorney replied. "We want to thank you for giving back to the community."...
They voted when they had to pay a poll tax for the privilege, sat in the back of buses, chopped wood to heat segregated schools and stayed indoors at night when the Ku Klux Klan was in town. America's older black voters - who grew up under the doctrine...
Tags: Civil Rights, Basketball, Local Elections, Slavery, Barack Obama
Sun ReporterCoretta Scott King, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who marched alongside her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in the fight for equality and carried his torch for nearly four decades after his death, died early yesterday in Mexico. She was...
Sun National StaffThe two events each seem to hold new promise of unmasking old ghosts. In Chicago, the FBI exhumed the body of Emmett Till last month in a search for clues about the 14-year-old black youth's brutal 1955 beating death. In Mississippi, reputed Ku Klux Klan...
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