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 [...]
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 [...]