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, [...]
Joseph Debro, died of cancer at David Grant Hospital at Travis Air Force Base, Monday, Nov. 4. He was 84 years old. Debro was a McClymonds graduate who served in Governor Jerry Brown’s Cabinet as [...]
Emma Jean Blatcher passed away on October 1st. She was 56 years old. Emma leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Charles Blatcher, III and a host of relatives and friends. A memorial service will [...]
Hours after the city celebrated “National Night Out” – an annual national movement against crime – a double homicide early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of 20–year-old Andrew Thomas and his one-year-old son Drew Jackson. [...]
More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]