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Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff
June 13, 2019
Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds who filed through a New Orleans church on Monday to pay last respects to Leah Chase. ... read more »
Kam Williams, prolific film and literary critic, dies
June 6, 2019
A resident of Princeton, N.J., Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews before he passed away. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard
January 3, 2019
He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God said former President Barack Obama in 2013 during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring Overton at Arlington National Cemetery. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered
December 6, 2018
Stone and five others created the California Black Chamber of Commerce in 1995 with the mission of providing programs and services to strengthen Black ownership and business opportunities throughout the state. ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
NNPA Official Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain
August 27, 2018
Dorothy Leavell, Chairman of the NNPA and publisher of the Crusader Newspapers, stated, “The death of Senator John McCain reminds us that none of us are immortal, but his life was one of service and love for his country. Giving of one’s service until the end speaks volumes of his integrity and he fulfilled the call from our maker to be of service to others.” ... read more »
2017 Notable Passings
December 28, 2017
As we come to the end of 2017, we remember those we lost that made a difference in music, television, movies. civil rights and more. ... read more / view gallery »
Sunsets of 2017
December 28, 2017
This year, we said goodbye to friends, family and loved ones. The sun has set for them but we will always remember them in love and joy. ... read more »
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