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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority National President Cheryl A Hickmon Passes Away
January 21, 2022
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated announced that its recently inducted President Cheryl A. Hickmon has passed away. ... read more »
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at age 102
January 20, 2022
Decorated Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee has died at age 102. He passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, January 16, according to family spokesperson. ... read more »
Dolores Helen Hickambottom, Noted Pasadena Community Activist, Passes Away
January 20, 2022
Dolores Helen Hickambottom was born March 27, 1931, the second of four children born to Edward and Lillian (Polite) Dupre in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her parents and sister, Mary Rose Arceneaux, and brother, Oscar Dupre, Sr., preceded her in death. ... read more »
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In Memory of Josephine “Jo” Ramsey: October 8, 1929 – November 19, 2021
January 20, 2022
Josephine “Jo” Winston Ramsey made her mark on the world on October 8, 1929. She was born to R.L. Winston and Anita Harris in her beloved hometown of Eudora, Arkansas. Arkansas was a special place to Josephine; she would often recall fond memories of her family and friends in Eudora. ... read more »
Sir Sidney L. Poitier, Who Shattered Thousands of Glass Ceilings for African American Thespians, Returned to the Great Unknown, at the age of 94
January 13, 2022
I am humbled by the legacy that Sidney Poitier has left. Imagine the sheer will that is required to shatter all of the obstacles that were tossed into his path. The hatred of African Americans in the United States of America has never left this stolen land, but in the ’20s, achieving any kind of equality seemed as distant as touching the stars.   ... read more »
Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
NBA Hall of Famer Sam Jones Dies at 88
January 6, 2022
Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones died at the age of 88. Known as the Boston Celtics’ “Mr. Clutch,” Jones’ sharp shooting fueled the league’s longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles — second only to teammate Bill Russell. ... read more »
‘The Mack’ Star Max Julien Dies at Age 88
January 6, 2022
Actor Max Julien, best known for playing a pimp named Goldie in the 1973 cult classic, “The Mack,” died on New Year's Day at age 88, which was also his birthday. ... read more »
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Kenny Allsup Leaves a Legacy in Track and Field
January 6, 2022
Kenny Allsup, a neighborhood legend has passed away at the age of 79.  He sponsored the Rancho Track Club Youth Organization for 45 years. ... read more »
Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88
January 3, 2022
Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' ``Mr. Clutch'' whose sharp shooting fueled the league's longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles _ second only to teammate Bill Russell _ has died, the team said. He was 88. ... read more »
Legendary Journalist Gail Berkley Dies at 74
January 3, 2022
Gail Cordelia Berkley-Armstrong, legendary awarding-winning Bay Area journalist and Sun-Reporter Editor, has died after a lengthy illness. She was 74. ... read more »
Friends, Advocates, Leaders and Loved Ones We Lost in 2021
December 30, 2021
Hank Aaron Virgil Abloh Michelle Avan Jacqueline Avant Dr. Gwen Ball Elgin Baylor Lillian Benbow Jackson Ronald Edward Bishop Melvin (Coach Mel) Bright Dr. James V. ... read more »
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, Freedom Fighting Publisher of Wilmington Journal Dies
December 30, 2021
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, who often told the story of how as a baby, she used her diaper to clean the floor of the Wilmington Journal and who went on to become the editor and publisher of the historical newspaper, has died at the age of 78. ... read more »
Meet the 29-Year-Old Activist and Atty Chairing California’s Reparations Task Force
December 9, 2021
In June, California launched the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans this year.   The nine-member committee was established to meet the requirements of Assembly Bill ( ... ... read more »
Celebration of Life Helen Edwards
December 9, 2021
Dr. Helen Curry Edwards, a beloved and elegant mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and the matriarch of the Curry family, left her earthly body on November 17, 2021. ... read more »
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