Advertisement
HomeCollectionsCosby
IN THE NEWS

Cosby

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 21, 2008
On November 11, 2008, BURK COSBY, beloved brother of Bernard Cosby. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends. There will be no viewing of remains. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 3 to 4 PM at the Chatman-Harris Funeral Home, 5240 Reisterstown Road. Interment private.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 4, 2014
If ever there were an opportunity for our president to exercise his moral authority from the bully pulpit, the opportunity is now. In your editorial, "My brother's keeper" (March 2), you describe President Barack Obama's initiative to improve the economic and educational status of young black boys and men. Who among us could not be fully behind this goal? The elephant in the room, of course, is the fact that young black males are simply the most easily identifiable demographic segment of our culture to suffer the economic and social consequences of illiteracy and lawlessness.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 19, 2009
On March 14, 2009, SAMUEL COSBY. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday after 8:30 AM where the family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:30 AM. Funeral services will follow at 12 PM.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Who you be? Oh, we're sorry. That's who UB? Comedian Bill Cosby had a lot of fun with the University of Baltimore' s initials Tuesday, playing around with them and coming up with all sorts of philosophical variations, including "You be who?" and a few select others. No, this wasn't a stand-up routine. It was the UB commencement address, and Cosby was onstage Tuesday at the Lyric to give it. The crowd, by all reports, thought he was great. "It was Bill Cosby, the comedian," said Peter Toran, UB's vice president of external affairs and planning.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
On October 2, 2004, CALVIN C. COSBY. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. Graveside Services on Friday at Garrison Forest Veteran Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD at 2:30 P.M.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
On November 27, 2005, LESLIE L. COSBY. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Monday after 8:30 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Tuesday 11:30 A.M. followed by funeral services at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com
NEWS
October 12, 2005
On October 8, 2005 MELVIN KERMIT Sr., devoted husband to Lillian Cosby; he is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends Friday at the Fulton Baptist Church, 1630 W. North Ave. at 10:30 A.M. with services to follow at 11. See www.marchfh.com
NEWS
April 8, 2004
On April 3, 2004, JANNIE F.; devoted wife of the late Herbert G. Cosby. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday after 8:30 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Saturday at 9:30 A.M., followed by funeral services at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the NAACP Scholarship Fund, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215. See: www.marchfh.com
NEWS
By CLARENCE PAGE | May 23, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Bill Cosby can be a very funny guy, but he does not suffer fools gladly. A heckler found that out the hard way after shouting at the actor-comedian last week during a forum at the University of the District of Columbia, the latest of about 20 cities to host a free "Call Out with Bill Cosby" symposium for black parents and community leaders. Two years had passed since Mr. Cosby caused a national uproar over his blunt statements in this town, on the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, about the problems low-income black folks bring upon themselves.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | July 30, 2008
Bill Cosby comes to town tomorrow to speak at a Park Heights block party. Should we expect the genial actor/author/Jell-O pitchman or the tough-talking, black self-reliance preacher? Or perhaps someone else entirely: the camera-shy celeb. "NOTE FOR MEDIA: Video photography will not be permitted during Mr. Cosby's remarks," reads the news release from Mayor Sheila Dixon's office. "Still photography will be permitted during the first 3 minutes." What's with the attempted media blackout?
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities - an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out - or simply be remembered - isn't a guarantee, no matter how high the profile of the speaker. "The commencement speaker has to perform. He or she has the responsibility to inspire both students and graduates to make something of their lives" without falling back on cliches, said Steven D. Cohen, managing director of the oral communication program at the University of Maryland.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
The University of Baltimore announced Thursday that entertainer Bill Cosby would deliver the school's commencement address. Cosby will speak at the May 21 graduation ceremony. He'll also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree . The ceremony will be at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Cosby is something of a familiar face around Baltimore. Last year, St. Frances Academy in East Baltimore honored Cosby and his wife, Camille, for their $2 million donation toward a community center.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
I have always admired Bill Cosby. From the time my father brought home an album, "Why Is There Air?", I thought he was hilarious yet keenly insightful. I don't think there was anyone who could make my dad laugh like Mr. Cosby. His comedic career was always marked by the fact that he never had to resort to being profane or obscene. I have now acquired an equal admiration for his wife, Camille. Together, the Cosbys donated $2 million dollars to the St. Frances Academy, which is run by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest African-American order of nuns in the nation ("Baltimore honors the Cosbys," March 31)
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2012
When St. Frances Academy needed another $2 million to build its community center in East Baltimore, one nun turned to her "good friends and two of the very finest persons I know" — the Cosbys. Sister Mary Alice Chineworth, an Oblate Sister of Providence and one of the school's longest-serving teachers, called the couple. Camille Cosby said yes right away. Her husband, Bill, one of the country's best-known comedians, insisted repeatedly, amid much laughter at a dedication ceremony Friday, that he was not consulted.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
A historic Baltimore Catholic school will name its community center in honor of Bill and Camille Cosby, the biggest donors in the school's 184-year history and fierce champions of education, the school announced Friday. St. Frances Academy, which serves 162 primarily low-income high school students, will host the comedian, his wife and their relatives in a ceremony at the St. Frances Community Center on April 20. In addition to giving $2 million to St. Frances in 2005 to support its scholarship program, Camille Cosby also has a strong connection to the founders of the Baltimore school, having been educated by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest order of African-American nuns in the country, for seven years.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
Comedian Bill Cosby joked with seniors, marched through Mondawmin Mall and dropped by Northeast Baltimore homes Wednesday to stump for mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. "So how many of you know anything about this young man?" Cosby asked a crowd of about two dozen gathered in meeting room at St. James Place apartments. Cosby braved Wednesday's heavy rains to campaign for Rolley less than a week before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. At a news conference before a Rolley rally at Coppin State University, Cosby said he was impressed with Rolley.
NEWS
By Cynthia Tucker | September 27, 2004
ATLANTA - Across the country, middle-class black Americans are applauding comedian Bill Cosby's insistent campaign to draw attention to the bad habits and poor choices that limit black achievement. There has been little disagreement about his main points - that drug use, poor classroom performance and the embrace of outlaw culture have done nothing but cement the black underclass at the bottom of American society. An ethic that dismisses serious scholarship as "a white thing" has handicapped middle-class black kids, too. In early September, Mr. Cosby spoke at a Washington forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where he criticized parents who allow their children to be "managed with a cell phone" and who don't keep up with their children's schoolwork.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | June 17, 2009
Linda L. Cosby, a retired registered nurse who owned and operated a Baltimore County case management company, died June 9 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 66. Linda Lee Cosby was born in Southhampton on Long Island, N.Y., and raised in Towson. After graduating from Towson Catholic High School in 1960, she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Catholic University of America in 1964. She also did graduate studies in community nursing at the University of California at Los Angeles in the mid-1970s.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2011
You can find other weekend events in our daily nightlife guide .
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But this Saturday, Cosby will be back to covering more familiar ground in a performance at Pier Six Pavilion, his first local appearance since the political fundraiser. Reluctant to discuss his endorsement, the comedic actor said there won't be politics at the show.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.