• Congress Oct 28, 2019

    John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Congressman, Dies at 90

    Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians topped by sex harassment allegations in 2017, died at his home on Sunday, said Detroit police...

  • attorney Jun 20, 2019

    Website Documents Histories of Georgetown-Owned Slaves

    A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching family histories.

  • Congress Mar 14, 2019

    Sen. Birch Bayh, Author of Title IX Law, Dies at Age 91

    Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2017

    Flynn Seeks Sanctuary From Russia Scandal in Hometown Surf

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the center of multiple probes into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, seeks sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he grew up surfing and skateboarding, one of nine siblings crammed into a 1,200-square foot house. Middletown is his refuge and the ocean is his therapy,...

  • Barack Obama Nov 30, 2015

    President Obama's Oldest Daughter Visits Colleges

    Malia Obama is expected to head off to college next fall with the Class of 2020.

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