Author Archives: Zenitha Prince

  • A Face is an Open Book

    To Simmie Knox a face is an open book. “Everything is in the face – joy, sorrow, kindness, mean-spiritedness…,” he said. That ability to read faces and, in so doing, capture the essence of an individual is what has made him the premier portraitist he is today, with a career spanning almost half ...

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  • Policing the Police

    The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the police department’s bungled response has renewed cries for police reform. The slaying of Brown, who was unarmed, spurred protest among residents, who saw it as the latest in a string of injustices ...

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  • Video Catches Cop in Attack Mode

    A Baltimore police officer, who is seen viciously beating a man June 15 in a CitiWatch video that began circulating this week, has been suspended while an investigation of the incident ensues, officials announced Sept. 16. “This will not be tolerated,” Baltimore City Police ...

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  • Md. National Guard Operates in the Red

    Drills for soldiers in the Maryland National Guard and other units across the country have come to a screeching halt due to an unforeseen budget deficit. Officials at the National Guard Bureau have identified a $101 million shortfall of federal funds, and they say, if Congress does not find a ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho II

    In 1997, Temple University history professor Bettye Collier-Thomas published Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, a groundbreaking examination of the contributions of African-American women preachers to the church. Modern-day “Daughter of Thunder,” the Rev. Dr. Jasmin ...

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  • Ravens Fire Ray Rice, NFL Suspends Him Indefinitely

    (Updated 9/9/2014) The Baltimore Ravens fired Ray Rice Sept. 8 after the emergence of additional video showing the running back punching his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator on Feb. 15. The Ravens had initially thrown their support behind Rice when the incident became public ...

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