Morgan State President David Wilson, an Alabama resident who grew up about an hour from the site of the 1965 Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, plans to return to the area for this weekend¿s 50th Anniversary commemoration.
Thousands of scientists and researchers federal agencies have been hired in recent years under special hiring authority intended to help the government compete with the private sector for senior leadership positions. Government watchdogs warn, however, that officials must use the powers judiciously.
Three white 20-somethings in a college championship round on Jeopardy last week avoided the "African American History" category until the very end. They instead opted first to tackle esoteric entries such as "Kiwi Fauna" and "Weather Verbs" over their own country's past, leaving the black category untouched until it was the only option left.
Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland Park, Kansas. He was 94.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born, raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland treasurer.
Nick Mosby, the Democratic nominee for City Council in Baltimore's 7th District, urges city youth to aim higher than the temptations of the streets. He hopes to continue to carry this message as a councilman. First he has to hold off a write-in challenge from Councilwoman Belinda Conaway in Tuesday's general election.