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The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as...
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has received a $1-million donation — the largest one-time individual gift in the school’s history — from the longtime manager of Ray Charles. The money will be used to fund student...
President Barack Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus...
If Baltimore native Leland Shelton had bothered to check his email in the hectic day before graduation, he might have avoided a shock during commencement. There he was, one of 500 men in a black cap and gown this week at Morehouse College in Atlanta,...
I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million to USC to create new degree." As one of the first university presidents from the hip-hop...
WASHINGTON — President Obama urged graduates of a celebrated historically black college Sunday to use their education to help others and to work for "something larger than yourself," citing the example of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr....
On May 19, President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College, a predominantly black men's college in Atlanta. His words and message were forceful, timely and uniquely befitting the first African American president. The president said what...
What's remarkable about photojournalist Leonard Freed's book "This Is the Day: The March on Washington" (Getty: $29.95), a photo essay documenting the historic Aug. 28, 1963, civil-rights march, is that it includes only one photograph of Martin Luther...
They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
Local colleges including William & Mary, Christopher Newport University and Hampton University are ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges report. The University of Virginia and William & Mary retained their spots as the No. 2 and...
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. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
A Baltimore circuit judge has been nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. George Levi Russell III, who has presided over 2,700 cases since 2007 on the Circuit Court, would fill a vacancy created with the retirement...
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