Dominguita Velasco, an activist in Oakland’s Latino community, died Oct. 11 at age 114. “She may have been small in stature, but she was a strong woman who was respected. People recognized her leadership [...]
Courtesy of the Independent Grace Lee Boggs, who over the course of more than seven decades threw her energies into the civil rights and labor movements, has died in Detroit. She was 100.
Family and friends gathered at San Pablo Park on Sunday to remember Benjamin Lusk Jr., sharing memories of his life and caring spirit that touched so many.
By Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley News The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to [...]
Courtesy of The Associated Press Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died. He was 90.
John Lee, known to friends as Tehuti, passed away on June 18. He was 70 years old. Tehuti was born April 12, 1945 to Jo Lee and Betty Hill in Mobile, Alabama. He [...]
A tireless advocate who was deeply committed to the education of the children of Oakland, educator Nabeehah Sabree Shakir passed away on March 14. She was 67.
Richard Linyard, known as a leader amongst his peers and conscious rapper under the name “Afrikan Richie,” died on July 19. He was 23 years old.
Willie C. Archie, a longtime employee of UC Office of the President and UC Systemwide, died on July 9, 72. His going services were held Wednesday at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, [...]
LeRoy King, prominent Bay Area labor and civil rights leader, has died at the age of 91. King, who passed away on June 12, rose through the ranks of the International Longshore and [...]