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 [...]
By Vl Hudson Creator of the first multi-racial comic strip syndicated nationally in the USA, legendary “Wee Pals” cartoonist Morrie Turner died Saturday in a Sacramento hospital surrounded by his family. He was 90 years [...]
The death of Minister Rhonda White-Warner, a well-known community and spiritual leader who gave the opening prayer at BASE/BTAN World AIDS Day event, has sent shock waves throughout the community.
Playwright, poet laureate, and political activist Amiri Baraka died Thursday at Beth Israel Medical Center after weeks of failing health. He was 79. A Newark, New Jersey native formerly known as Everett Leroi Jones, Amiri [...]
By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley Susan F. Rasky, an award-winning Congressional reporter who returned to her native California to teach at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism for more than two decades, died Sunday (Dec. [...]
Courtesy of Variety Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts. He was 93.
A former No. 1 contender for the heavyweight championship, Thad Spencer’s boxing career became a cautionary tale that he frequently opened up about to keep others from following a similar path.
Ronald Charles Owens died Sunday, Dec. 1in Hayward after a lengthy illness. He was 59 years old. Owens is survived by his wife Dorothy, three sisters, three brothers and many relatives and friends.
Odessa White, a Seventh-day Adventist and educator, died on Nov. 23. She was 91. Born Dec. 23, 1920, she was a native of Wharton, Texas and her husband Benjamin White, was a native of Navasota, [...]