Mrs. White, the daughter of a sharecropper and a midwife, was drawn to aviation by her husband, Hulon “Pappy” White, a mechanic who served during World War II in Tuskegee, Ala., as a mechanic for the unit
Mr. Gaines, who spent his first 15 years on a plantation near Baton Rouge, later moved with his family to Northern California, but in many ways he never left the landscape, rhythms and painful history
Friends, family and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama gathered to pay tribute to the congressman in his home district. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the first Black lawmaker to lie in state
The cause was complications from a stroke, according to a spokesman in Pelosi’s office. In a statement, the speaker called her brother “the finest public servant I have ever known.” Known as “Young Tommy,”
(CNN) — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor who led the city during the 1968 riots and brother of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. "My husband Paul and our entire family devastated
‘A giant of integrity and knowledge has fallen’: Washington reacts to the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings
Reactions poured in from across the political spectrum following the death on Thursday of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who served as chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform
Early Thursday morning, Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings died at age 68 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland after a series of health issues in recent years. A force within Congress and politics
Jessye Norman, the majestic American soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at the Metropolitan Opera and houses around the world, died on Monday in New York. She 74.
Our newsroom is in tears. My phone and email are bursting with more tears. The country has lost a great journalist. But I and so many thousands of others have lost a great friend. Yes, thousands of others.
Ms. Roberts earned three Emmy Awards, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2000 and was named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008. The consummate Washington insider,
The resulting book, “The Americans,” published in this country in 1959, inspired generations of photographers, writers, filmmakers and musicians and made Mr. Frank one of the most important visual artists
Lee Salem’s name was little known outside industry circles, yet for the better part of four decades, perhaps no editor had a greater impact on what newspaper comics tens of millions of people read over
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this obituary, using information from Ms. Bryant's family, misstated the date of her death. It was Aug. 25, not