Leola King Wilson passed away on Feb. 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. She was born on Jan. 20, 1919 in Seminole County, Oklahoma, and spent her youth in Los Angeles, California.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s mother Mildred Parish Massey, 90, passed away peacefully in Oakland, surrounded by family, on Monday, Feb. 16. Born June 6, 1924 in El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Massey is predeceased by her father [...]
Harold Berlak devoted his professional life to combating crazy ideas about education. He held a doctorate from Harvard, lived in Oakland and worked with the National Education Policy Center and other institutions as an independent [...]
Ernie Banks, who became the first Black player for the Chicago Cubs during his remarkable lifetime, died last Friday. He was 83. Banks, widely known as “Mr. Cub,” was the first African American to [...]
Joshua Lewis Laws Sr. was born on April 1, 1925 and raised in Lake Charles, LA. He passed away in Oakland on Jan. 7 after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Willie T. Riley passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14 in Berkeley. Riley was born in Birmingham, AL on March 4, 1928. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and later self-converted to [...]
Bettye Joyce Moore-Cash, a former medical worker and a member of the board of directors of the hospital now know as Doctors Medical Center, died on Nov. 30. She was 78.
Courtesy of blackpast.org Marion Barry Jr., a civil rights activist and later three term mayor of Washington D.C., died on Nov. 23 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 78.
Betty Berry, a Bay Area treasure for over 50 years, passed away Oct. 26 Saturday from Alzheimer’s-related causes. She was 81.
Warner D. Willis, Oakland businessman and pioneer in working to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, died on Oct. 19. He was 78. Born in Shreveport, LA, Willis moved to Oakland at the age of 9 and [...]