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Percy Allen, II Obituary

Percy Allen II, 80, departed this life on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on April 7, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Percy Allen Sr. and Esther Allen. Percy was a...

NAACP Statement on the passing of President Sandra Almond-Cooper

BALTIMORE, MD—We are saddened by the passing of our immediate past president, Sandra Almond-Cooper. We offer our encouragement and deepest condolences to Mrs. Almond-Cooper's family. We celebrate Mother Almond-Cooper's life and are reminded that our loss is Heaven's gain. President...

Billie Holiday monument sculptor, James Earl Reid, 78, artist, advocate, fearless fighter

By Jean Thompson Special to the AFRO James Earl Reid, the sculptor of Baltimore’s celebrated Billie Holiday monument, died of congestive heart failure on July 18, at age 78.  Reid will be remembered as a champion for Black artists’ freedom to express...

Dr. Peggy Wall had a ‘crazy faith’ and a loving heart

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware AFRO Managing Editor Dr. Peggy Wall was the kind of woman who’d host a “crazy faith” retreat and dare the women to acknowledge their gifts, ignore their dings and step out — Girlfriend it’s time —...

In loving memory of Martha Trulester Dortch Wagstaff

By The Dortch Family  Martha Trulester Dortch Wagstaff was born on April 14 ,1935 to the late David Ellis and Lucy John Dortch in Wilson County, North Carolina. On May 3, 2021 the sun would set for Martha as she...

Memorial Service for Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood

Providence Baptist Church and The Wood Family Will Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood, with Love WHAT:  On what would have been his 101st birthday, the family and faithful members of Providence Baptist Church, will gather to...

Danese G. Moore: ‘No one is better than you are and you are no...

Danese Lillian Goodwin Moore was born on October 6, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late William Milton Goodwin and the late Edith Elizabeth Koon. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.   The Goodwin Family lived on...

Eunice Jackson Obituary (1926 – 2021)

Eunice Motte Jackson August 11, 1926 - May 3, 2021 Eunice Motte Jackson was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the tenth of thirteen children of Charles Laurence Motte and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dyels Motte. She, her twin sister Bernice and their siblings were...

Elise Beatrice Harris Clarke: She never let anything stop her

Elise Beatrice Harris Clarke, eldest and sole surviving child of the late Ethel Travers Harris and her husband, East Baltimore physician, Bernard Harris Sr., (for whom School #250 is named) transitioned to eternal life at her Pikesville home on...

Inside the wisdom and work of Frank B. Coakley

By Ralph E. Moore Special to the AFRO Frank B. Coakley was Chief Lending Officer for Baltimore Community Lending when he died. He was a genius with finance as well as a gentle giant among the citizens of Baltimore and the...

Reginal J. Daniels II Obituary

Reginald James Daniels II (Reggie), passed away on January 6th, 2021 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with cancer in Ormond Beach, FL where he resided for the past 12 years.  His wife and grandson, Honovi,...

Prayerfully Announcing the Homegoing Service of Mr. Nathan Chapman

Mr. Nathan A. Chapman, Jr., age 63, of Baltimore MD, transitioned Saturday, January 17, 2021 in Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital. Mr. Chapman was born September 3, 1957 in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Chapman was an Investment Banker in the...

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