Author Archives: Larry S. Gibson

  • Gerald A. Smith – Civil Rights Lawyer

    Until 1885, African Americans were excluded from practicing law in Maryland. Beginning with the bar admission of Everett J. Waring, a continuous line of courageous and effective black attorneys in Maryland have shaped national policy and effectuated improvements in the law regarding the ...

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  • A Fan’s Tribute to ‘Chuck’

    It hit me like a ton of bricks, the text from my sister: “Chuck Brown died today.” I sat silent for a moment, processing the words, wondering if they were true. Chuck had been the object of death rumors before. This could be another, I thought. Usually I would head to the Internet ...

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  • Frank W. Phillips III, 61

    Frank W. Phillips III, 61, a retired 22 year Baltimore City Police Sergeant and 13 year Investigator with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney office died Tuesday after a lengthy illness following a heart attack during a family cruise in 2005. He is the son of the late I. Henry Phillips ...

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  • Viola Olivia Tutman Lewis

    The family of Viola Olivia Tutman Lewis will receive family and friends for a family hour at Heritage United Church of Christ on Tuesday, December 13 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Homegoing services will be held at the church on Wednesday, December 14 beginning with the wake at 10 a.m. and followed ...

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  • MESSAGE TO HERMAN CAIN

    The greeting on your website says, "we are looking forward to hearing from you", but I'm not sure you will be looking forward to hearing from me, Mr. Cain. I saw on the internet that you called the President a liar. I deplore what you are doing and the things you are saying about ...

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  • Alicia Camilla Tucker

    Alicia Camilla Tucker, daughter of William Johnson and Sarah Hughes, was born on November 2, 1911 in Reisterstown, Maryland at 22 Bond Avenue. She was one of 10 children with 5 sisters and 4 brothers. She departed this life on October 12, 2011 at the age of 99. She received her education in the ...

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  • Michelle Dial, 62

    On Wednesday May 25, 2011, Michelle Cecilia Murray Dial of Baltimore, peacefully submitted her spirit to her heavenly father. She was a 1967 graduate of Edmondson High School. She later retired from AAA Corporation as a Customer Service Representative. She is preceded in death by her parents ...

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  • Christophe G. Bacote Pinnick

    Christophe Godfrey Bacote Pinnick was born June 27, 1947, to the late Doris Alma Pinnick and Milton Bacote. Christophe had a great bond and was raised by his stepfather Russell Pinnick Christophe. Affectionately known as Chris, he departed his earthly June 2 after a brief illness. Chris ...

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  • Marion David Taylor, 59

    Marion, who was known to all as “Buck,” went home to be with the Lord on June 11. He was the son of Marion and Sodonia Taylor of Snow Hill, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clifton Fisher. Buck was educated in the Worcester County and Wicomico County Public ...

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  • Edgar Fitzroy Williams, 85

    Early Thursday morning, June 9, 2011, before the dawn of a new day, God called his servant, Edgar Fitzroy Williams, home. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1925, as the eldest son of four children born to Edgar Fitzroy Williams and Mary Johnson Williams. Two of his siblings preceded ...

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  • Abner Sampson, 78

    Abner “Sam” Sampson Sr. was born Oct. 6, 1932, to the late Clarence and Pearline Faulkner Sampson in Goldsboro, N.C. Sam graduated from Dillard High School in Goldsboro, N.C., where he played football and basketball. In 1951, Sam went to Allen University in Charleston, S.C., on a ...

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