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Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47
August 3, 2020
Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. He appeared on four albums before departing the group in 1999. The group won its first Grammy the following year. ... read more »
Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19
August 2, 2020
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, ... read more »
John Lewis mourned as ‘founding father’ of ‘better America’
August 1, 2020
Lewis was ``a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance,`` Obama said during a fiery speech in which he hearkened back to Lewis' legacy and connected it to the ongoing fight against those who are ``doing their darndest to discourage people from voting.'' ... read more »
Transcript: Barack Obama’s address at John Lewis’ funeral
August 1, 2020
As a boy, John listened through the door after bedtime as his father's friends complained about the Klan. One Sunday as a teenager, he heard Dr. King preach on the radio. As a college student in Tennessee, he signed up for Jim Lawson's workshops on the tactic of nonviolent civil disobedience. John Lewis was getting something inside his head, an idea he couldn't shake that took hold of him - that nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience were the means to change laws, but also change hearts, and change minds, and change nations, and change the world. ... read more »
Civil Rights Pioneer and Icon, John Lewis, Passes at 80
July 23, 2020
The civil rights leaders led his life my example that fighting for justice is the only option. ... read more »
A Requiem In Memoriam Our Great Ancestors
July 23, 2020
The Honorable Rev. John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 - July 17, 2020) and The Reverend Dr. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian  (July 30, 1924 – July 17, 2020) ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Celebrate the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
July 23, 2020
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  “Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.”  ... read more »
Legendary Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian Dies at 95
July 23, 2020
“Some thoughts on the Reverend C.T. Vivian, a pioneer who pulled America closer to our founding ideals and a friend I will miss greatly,” Former President Barack Obama wrote in a statement. ... read more »
Rev. C.T. Vivian, key civil rights leader, has died at 95
July 18, 2020
The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal civil rights campaigns and spent decades advocating for justice and equality, died Friday at the age of 95. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Mourns the Death of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
July 18, 2020
“Today is a sad day in American history. We have lost my dear friend and colleague of nearly three decades, Congressman John Robert Lewis. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Statement on the Passing of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis
July 17, 2020
“Congressman John Lewis was an American hero—a giant, whose shoulders upon many of us stand. Throughout his life, he showed unending courage, generosity, and love for our country. ... read more »
Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis dies at age 80
July 17, 2020
John Lewis, lion of civil rights era with long, celebrated career in Congress, has died; diagnosed with cancer in 2019. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, ... read more »
Kenneth Earl Snell Obituary
July 16, 2020
Kenneth Earl Snell passed away July 7, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Alpha Joyce Snell; 3 children, Jacqueline Snell, Yolonda Snell and Kevin  Snell (Teresa); ... read more »
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show ‘Glee,’ dies at 33
July 16, 2020
A native of Santa Clarita, California, Rivera began acting at 4, appearing in such series as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” ... read more »
Ex-USC and NFL Linebacker David Lewis Dead at 65
July 15, 2020
USC today announced the death of David Lewis, an All-Conference outside linebacker who played a key role in the Trojans' comeback win over Notre Dame in their 1974 national championship season. ... read more »
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