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 [...]
By Jason Newman, Rolling Stone Bobby Womack, whose career spanned seven decades, died last Friday at age 70. The son of two musicians, Womack began his career as a member of Curtis Womack and the [...]
Marie Coleman passed away on June 7, and her funeral service was held Friday, June 20 at the Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ in Marin City.
By Alan Duke, CNN Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91. Dee died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday.
Theologian, author, and civil rights activist Vincent Gordon Harding died Monday, May 19. He was 82. Harding was born on July 25, 1931, in New York City. His mother grew up in Barbados before coming [...]
Henry Ramsey Jr., former Alameda County Judge and true practitioner of justice, passed away last Friday at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. He was 80 years old.
Robert Duncan passed peacefully on Feb. 17. He was 97. Robert Lee Duncan III was born on June 9, 1916 in Louisville, Kentucky, the oldest of four children. He left home at 15 with special [...]
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 [...]