Ida Lewis grew up listening to lots of lively zydeco and Cajun music played on accordion in Beaumont, Texas during the 1930s and ‘40s. She was fascinated by the instrument but never considered [...]
More than 2,000 people gathered at Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley on Tuesday to celebrate the life of a world-renowned Bishop. Bishop Robert-Richard Carr, who also pastored the Ephesian Church, [...]
D’Army Bailey, a civil rights activist, judge, attorney, author and actor who founded the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, has died. He served on the Berkeley City Council from 1971 until 1973.
Former member of the Oakland Board of Education Alice Spearman died on Tuesday, May 26. She was 63. Spearman died of complications following a heart attack in March.
Frank Osborne Brown Jr., an accomplished scientist, engineer, college and high school educator and community activist who served the Berkeley and Oakland communities for over 50 years, passed away on the evening of May 19, [...]
By Rasheed Shabazz Oakland actor, director, playwright and filmmaker Michael Lange died on May 20. He was 65. Lange is best known for his fiery portrayal of Malcolm X. He performed speeches like [...]
Josephine Tinker, a woman who devoted her life to counseling and support for developmentally disabled adults and to special education of elementary and high school children, died on April 25. She was 73.
Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan passed away at the age of 96. He was the world’s foremost Egyptologist. He authored 49 books that challenged popular and often derogatory notions about the continent and people of [...]
Leslie Alan Williams, a Tuskegee Airman who was the first African American commissioned bomber pilot, passed away peacefully at home on March 30. Williams was born in San Francisco on August 9, 1919. As [...]
Gregory Pete, born June 13, 1947 in Berkeley, died on April 7. A graduate of Oakland High School, he attended Merritt Junior college and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley [...]