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Mother Stevanna Herron, 104

Long-time Richmond resident and organizing member of the Girls Club of America Mother Stevanna Herron died on July 8. She was 104.In 1942, Stevanna...

Former Native American CCC Professor, Lehman L. Brightman, Activist Dies

Former Contra Costa College professor and well-known Native American activist Lehman L. Brightman died Sunday at age 87 at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek, according to...

Cornelia “Connie” Baker, 97

Cornelia Thelda Baker, 97, died peacefully of natural causes Friday, May 26, in Oakland. She was born Jan. 2, 1920 to Ivey Forman Lewis...

Oakland School District Employee Gayle Mackey, 65

Gayle Mackey, a long-time Oakland Unified School District employee, died on May 6. She was 65An administrative assistant in the district for over 20...

Mary“Peace” Head, “Mayor of Parchester Village,” 94

By Nadia PerezRichmond resident Mary“Peace” Head, “Mayor of Parchester Village and a Rosie the Riveter in World War II, died on April 13. She...

Chaosarn S. Chao, 67

Chaosarn S. Chao, co-founder, president and CEO of Lao Family Community Development (LFCD), a social service agency with offices in the East Bay and...

Maybelle Louise Broussard, 102

Maybelle Louise Broussard, a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for 84 years, died on Feb. 9. She was 102.Mrs. Broussard was born...

Gloria Naylor, Author of “The Women of Brewster Place,” Has Died

By Britni Danielle, EbonyGloria Naylor, a writer known for illuminating the stories of Black women, died of a heart attack on September 28 in...

Patricia Marie Jones, 71

 Family and friends are mourning the death of Patricia Marie Jones, who passed away suddenly on Aug.5. Pat was a retired public administrator with over...

Former School Board Member Alice Spearman, 63

Former member of the Oakland Board of Education Alice Spearman died on Tuesday, May 26. She was 63.   Spearman died of complications following a heart...
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