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Allegra Bennett (Photo credit: LinkedIn)

Allegra Bennett, a Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C. mainstay, died at the age of 68 on Sept. 8. The cause of death was unavailable at press time.

Bennett was a longtime reporter for The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Times, first covering crime and later becoming a columnist. She then started her own do-it-yourself magazine called Renovating Woman. In addition, she wrote speeches for politicians and became an advocate for self-publishing as well as authoring several non-fiction self-help books. Recently she starred in energy saving commercial for BGE.

Details of her memorial were unavailable at press time. When more information is available it will be posted on afro.com.