Sonja Crosby writes our First Person essay. She is a native of Baltimore and a 1985 graduate of City College High School. She wrote about the experience of attending her high-school reunion.
Rasheim Freeman, a native of the Bronx, N.Y., is taking a break from attending Morgan State University.
Freeman has written for The Sun's sports and business departments.
He has two stories in this edition of UniSun: a look at the line-dance craze at some clubs and a feature about African-American wedding traditions.
EMERI B. O'BRIEN
Sun staffer Emeri B. O'Brien is a native of Lake Charles, La. She graduated from Grambling State University in 1999 and is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. O'Brien works on The Sun's copy desk, but also writes for UniSun in her free time.
In this edition, she takes a look at the top events of the summer.
Philana Patterson is a freelance writer based in New York who works as interactive media editor at blackenterprise.com. Patterson is an avid reader who has been a book-club member for more than 10 years and writes fiction in her spare time. She has worked for news organizations in New York, South Carolina and Virginia. For UniSun, she writes about what some area book clubs are reading this summer.
Award-winning feature writer Linell Smith has worked for The Sun covering general-assignment topics since 1991. During that time, she has worked on many special projects, including a series about the aftermath of the historic civil-rights demonstrations to integrate Gwynn Oak Amusement Park.
She has earned awards from many organizations, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the National Headliners. For UniSun, Smith writes about a Morgan University professor who has published a book on how to raise African-American boys.