| Feb 20, 2008
| 9:43 AM
For anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh.
Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
| Feb 29, 2008
On the way home from school Thursday, 13-year-old Magda Gomez and his friends walked past the South Los Angeles intersection where five youths and three adults were shot the day before.
One of the boys pointed out the splatter of dried blood that...
| Mar 28, 2008
The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles.
| May 3, 2008
The boys from Compton practiced all year for this field trip to Beverly Hills.
They walked off their charter buses Friday and down the red carpet rolled out for them at Lawry's The Prime Rib. Through the double doors they marveled at the murals and...
| Oct 29, 2009
Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89.
He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not...
| Jun 13, 2009
Robert Colescott, a wildly expressive and fearlessly opinionated painter who skewered racial and sexual stereotypes with hilarious force, has died. He was 83.
Colescott, who had suffered from Parkinsonian syndrome, died June 4 at his home in Tucson, said...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Mary V. Scott, who had at various times during her life worked as a school bus driver, housekeeper, caterer and caregiver, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 88.
Mary Virginia Speed was born and raised...
| Nov 24, 2013
Growing up in my house, Thanksgiving was as traditional a holiday as could be. Many of the same relatives gathered each year around a table that contained the always-popular turkey and the usual dishes: sausage dressing, mashed potato and turnip with...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they don't know whether the person who sent sexually explicit material through social media to two students at St. Paul's School for Girls is male or female. Meanwhile, another area school said students there were...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Officials at several Baltimore-area schools are warning parents that someone has contacted students through social media, using what police called sexually explicit language and images.
The person engaged two teens who attend St. Paul's School for...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Reports from the dirt sheets say that WWE is aggressively seeking a black babyface to corner the African-American demo and get them buying stuff--a la how the Latino community is reported to have rallied around acts like Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio...