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    Christopher Byrd, Son of AFRO Board Director, Dies at 48

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Christopher Lawrence Byrd, a carpenter and avid participant in Baltimore’s community life, died unexpectedly on Sept 28. He was 48. Byrd was a devoted member of the Muslim faith and...

    Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

    Dr. Lawrence Bell Dies

    By AFRO Staff Dr. Lawrence Bell, Jr., who operated a successful dental office at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns Falls Parkway in West Baltimore for decades and was patriarch of a political family,...

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, Father, Brother, Friend

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, oldest great grandson of AFRO founder, John H. Murphy Sr., died Dec. 15 after a long illness. The Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate spent most of his career...

    Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

    Services to be Held for Baltimore Minister, 83

    New Christian Memorial’s senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, Jr., died October, 8. He was 83. Born August 24, 1935, in Walkula, North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Bronson moved to Baltimore in 1961. Prior to his arrival...

    Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

    Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah...

    Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

    Julio R. Santana Sr., 93

    Julio Rivera Santana Sr. was born on Oct. 1, 1920 to the late Julio Rivera and Juana Santana. He departed this life on Jan. 10, 2013. As a young boy he lived at home...

    Sonia L. Hayes, Mother of Del. Antonio Hayes, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Sonia L. Hayes, the mother of West Baltimore Del. Antonio Hayes (D-40), died on April 3 at the age of 53. She was the third child of Mildred L. Frisby and the late...

    Arthur Sherman Evans, Jr., Award Winning Educator Dies

    Arthur Evans, Jr., a long-time professor at Florida Atlantic University, who also served as the school’s chair of the Department of Sociology, died Dec. 11 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer...

    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

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