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March 26, 2013
President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil War, honors a small and unprepossessing African-American woman who played an outsized role in American history. Mr. Obama's proclamation sets aside the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument near the city of Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore as a historical preservation site to be administered by the National Park Service.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
"To day has bin a memorable day," Emilie Frances Davis wrote in a miniature diary on Jan. 1, 1863, the date the Emancipation Proclamation became law. "I thank God I have bin here to see it. The day was religiously observed, all the churches were open. We had quite a Jubilee in the evening. I went to Joness to a party, had a very blessest time. " Davis, a 21-year-old seamstress and freeborn black woman living in Philadelphia, was jotting down her feelings about the event that came to be known as Jubilee Day in one of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865 during the height of the Civil War. The diaries, which somehow avoided destruction, are being published now for the first time.
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By Rhonda Chriss Lokeman | July 12, 1995
IF IT'S true what's been said of British actor Hugh Grant, that he allegedly solicited a Hollywood hooker and that he did so TTC because he always wanted to be with a black woman, then the British actor perpetuated and succumbed to some old and familiar stereotypes about race and sex.This is the 1990s, not the 1950s, and interracial relationships are much more common, open and acceptable these days. (Ever hear of Iman and that rocker chap David Bowie? They're Mr. and Mrs.)Rather than have a consensual relationship with an African-American woman, as he does with his Caucasian model-girlfriend in Britain, Mr. Grant was arrested for allegedly seeking a quickie from an African-American pay-per-view purveyor of favors and perhaps under the notion that sex with an African-American woman is naughtier than with a Caucasian woman.
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March 26, 2013
President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil War, honors a small and unprepossessing African-American woman who played an outsized role in American history. Mr. Obama's proclamation sets aside the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument near the city of Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore as a historical preservation site to be administered by the National Park Service.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Authorities are searching for a woman wearing a long black wig who has used a threatening note to hold up five banks in Baltimore and Baltimore County in the past two weeks, according to the Baltimore office of the FBI. Four of the banks are in Baltimore County. The latest to be hit was an M&T Bank in the 5200 block of Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore on Thursday, said Special Agent Richard J. Wolf, a spokesman for the FBI office in Woodlawn. Wolf described bank robberies by women as "rare" but did not have any statistics immediately available.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011
Baltimore County police are searching for a woman they say stole wallets and credit cards last month from a medical center in Towson and then went on a shopping spree. Police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said the unidentified woman committed the thefts around noon on July 21. Investigators have released surveillance pictures and video of the suspect. According to Rogers-Feher, the police department is not naming the medical facility at the facility's request. Rogers-Feher said she also could not provide an exact number of credit cards or wallets that were stolen or the number of victims.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | November 7, 2009
YORK, Pa. -- Motorists honked and shouted congratulations to Kim Bracey as she crossed tree-lined South George Street one crisp morning this week. Bracey made history Tuesday when voters elected her the first black mayor of York, a city with an ugly racial past. Forty years ago, a black woman and a white police officer were killed as riots convulsed the city, but it took decades for anyone to be brought to justice. Now here was Bracey, officially mayor-elect, waving to well-wishers.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2011
What is wrong with the TSA ? First it was patting down toddlers and feeling up grandmothers in diapers, but now its agents are searching black women's hair. According to this New York Times article, agents of the Transportation Security Administration have been giving some black women with natural hair a second look in the form of a hair pat-down. Apparently there's a hair-scare in the air. Really, TSA? As a black woman I can tell you right now that there is no way we are going to hide explosives in our hair.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 11, 2007
Dear Don Imus: So how's that suspension working for ya, buddy? You know, Don, you really ought to, as the current slang expression goes, "holla at a brother" sometimes. And I don't necessarily mean me. Any brother would do. You need to stay in the loop when it comes to black folks. If you'd bothered to holla at a brother, Don, you wouldn't be in the fix you're in now. Suspended from your job. The Revvum Jesse Jackson calling for your head. Having to go on the Revvum Al Sharpton's radio show and eat crow.
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By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
CHICAGO -- Carol Moseley Braun stood before a large audience of supporters here the other night and recounted how she is always being asked the same question: "How does it feel to be an African-American and a woman running for the Senate?" Her reply, she said with a broad grin, is: "Hey, I'm a package!"The lighthearted remark generated laughter and applause, but the question did underscore why the Cook County recorder of deeds has become the celebrity candidate in this touted "Year of the Woman" in American politics.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2011
Astride the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the Baltimore County police officer cut a striking figure. The officer was a rookie, on the short side - and an African-American woman. Twenty years ago, Gwendolyn Parrish became the first black woman on the Baltimore County police force on motorcycle patrol. The image of her wearing "black leather motorcycle boots up to her knees" is still the way Baltimore County police chief James Johnson remembers Parrish, who died last Saturday at 56 from complications following surgery.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2011
What is wrong with the TSA ? First it was patting down toddlers and feeling up grandmothers in diapers, but now its agents are searching black women's hair. According to this New York Times article, agents of the Transportation Security Administration have been giving some black women with natural hair a second look in the form of a hair pat-down. Apparently there's a hair-scare in the air. Really, TSA? As a black woman I can tell you right now that there is no way we are going to hide explosives in our hair.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011
Baltimore County police are searching for a woman they say stole wallets and credit cards last month from a medical center in Towson and then went on a shopping spree. Police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said the unidentified woman committed the thefts around noon on July 21. Investigators have released surveillance pictures and video of the suspect. According to Rogers-Feher, the police department is not naming the medical facility at the facility's request. Rogers-Feher said she also could not provide an exact number of credit cards or wallets that were stolen or the number of victims.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Does Andrew Breitbart just need a hug? Mind you, I'm not volunteering to do the honors. From every picture of his snarling face that I've seen, I would no more approach him with open arms than I would a pit bull on the street. I like having arms. But maybe someone else can try to take this cornered creature and find a way for him to rejoin humanity. Breitbart is the blogger who launched our latest racial storm when he posted part of a speech by a Department of Agriculture worker, a black woman, saying how she did less than she should have to help a white farmer.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Authorities are searching for a woman wearing a long black wig who has used a threatening note to hold up five banks in Baltimore and Baltimore County in the past two weeks, according to the Baltimore office of the FBI. Four of the banks are in Baltimore County. The latest to be hit was an M&T Bank in the 5200 block of Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore on Thursday, said Special Agent Richard J. Wolf, a spokesman for the FBI office in Woodlawn. Wolf described bank robberies by women as "rare" but did not have any statistics immediately available.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | November 7, 2009
YORK, Pa. -- Motorists honked and shouted congratulations to Kim Bracey as she crossed tree-lined South George Street one crisp morning this week. Bracey made history Tuesday when voters elected her the first black mayor of York, a city with an ugly racial past. Forty years ago, a black woman and a white police officer were killed as riots convulsed the city, but it took decades for anyone to be brought to justice. Now here was Bracey, officially mayor-elect, waving to well-wishers.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Does Andrew Breitbart just need a hug? Mind you, I'm not volunteering to do the honors. From every picture of his snarling face that I've seen, I would no more approach him with open arms than I would a pit bull on the street. I like having arms. But maybe someone else can try to take this cornered creature and find a way for him to rejoin humanity. Breitbart is the blogger who launched our latest racial storm when he posted part of a speech by a Department of Agriculture worker, a black woman, saying how she did less than she should have to help a white farmer.
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By GEORGE F. WILL | September 21, 1992
Washington.--If Rich Williamson seems somewhat flummoxed, forgive him. His race for a Senate seat was supposed to be against the incumbent, Democrat Alan Dixon, an ideologically shapeless career politician vulnerable to today's anti-incumbent fever. Too vulnerable, it turned out.In a three-person primary in March, Senator Dixon got bushwhacked by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, a political consultant's dream candidate for 1992 -- a black woman incumbent-slayer. Since then Carol Moseley Braun has been surfing on a wave of friendly (sometimes swooning)
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | December 9, 2007
The newest judge to be appointed to the Circuit Court for Harford County is also its first woman and first African-American. Angela M. Eaves, 48, a county resident for nearly 20 years who has served as District Court judge since 2000, said she believes diversity on the bench "ensures justice is fair." She will replaceretiring Judge Maurice W. Baldwin Jr. and expects to be working in her new job by the end of the month. How long she sits on the bench depends on the outcome of Maryland's Feb. 12 primary.
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By Daamon Speller and Daamon Speller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 2007
For scores of attractive, educated and successful black women in their 40s and beyond, home alone isn't just a 1990 blockbuster movie starring a cute child actor. It has become their existence. According to the latest U.S. Census, nearly 50 percent of black women between the ages of 30 and 34 have never been married, compared with 16 percent of white women. And 42 percent of black women of any adult age have never been married. "Black women are the most unpartnered group in the United States," says Dr. Audrey B. Chapman, a family therapist, host of her own talk show on Howard University radio WHUR-FM and author of Seven Attitude Adjustments for Finding a Loving Man. Daunting as these statistics are, imagine the application to a subset of Christian black women seeking to become "evenly yoked" with Christian black men, and you have the focus of Soulmate, the latest DVD documentary by Los Angeles filmmaker Andrea Wiley.
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