By Jason Newman, Rolling Stone Bobby Womack, whose career spanned seven decades, died last Friday at age 70. The son of two musicians, Womack began his career as a member of Curtis Womack and the [...]
Marie Coleman passed away on June 7, and her funeral service was held Friday, June 20 at the Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ in Marin City.
By Alan Duke, CNN Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91. Dee died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday.
By Jessica Glenza, Guardian Maya Angelou, renowned poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86. “Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by [...]
Theologian, author, and civil rights activist Vincent Gordon Harding died Monday, May 19. He was 82. Harding was born on July 25, 1931, in New York City. His mother grew up in Barbados before coming [...]
By Associated Press The son of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson can keep profits from the only two known photographs of his father, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The case turned on a technicality. The [...]
Robert Duncan passed peacefully on Feb. 17. He was 97. Robert Lee Duncan III was born on June 9, 1916 in Louisville, Kentucky, the oldest of four children. He left home at 15 with special [...]
As we celebrate Black History month, the HIV/AIDS community pays honor to a life and contribution of Junie Tate Sugar, an advocate for HIV/AIDS, and Transgender, who was found at dead on the job on [...]
Benjamin James Yerger December 8, 1930 -February 5, 2014 Ben died peacefully after being ill for several years. He was born in Hope, Arkansas to his parents Chester H. Yerger Sr. and Naomi L. Reddix [...]
Mary Rudge, Alameda first poet laureate, died Sunday, Jan. 19 from cancer in her home with her daughter. Rudge was 85. She participated the day before she died in a celebration of poetry, art and [...]