Submitted by Larry D. Ivory President/CEO, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce It is with great sadness that our Warrior Leader and President/CEO and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber […]
Category: Obituaries – Washington D.C.
Homegoing Celebration for Brother Edgar A. Brookins, Jr.
Homegoing Celebration for Brother Edgar A. Brookins, Jr. Saturday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m., Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia Read tributes to Mr. Brookins here and here. Read additional articles […]
Leaders remember President of Washington Teachers Union after tragic Easter Sunday death
Washington Teachers Union President Elizabeth Davis, affectionately known as Liz, died in a two-car crash on April 4. (Courtesy Photo) By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor firstname.lastname@example.org The well-known and […]
In Memoriam: The life and work of Rev. Mamie Althea Williams
Rev. Mamie Althea Williams (Courtesy photo) By Joseph Green-Bishop Special to the AFRO The Rev. Mamie Althea Williams was an angelic servant of God who during nearly a half century […]
IN LOVING MEMORY Of FRANKLIN P. DE LAINE
Franklin Pierce De Laine, Sr. (Courtesy Photo) On Wednesday, November 11th, Franklin Pierce De Laine, Sr. peacefully transitioned in his home surrounded by his family. Arrangements are as follows: DATE: […]
Obituary: Donnie Ray Shaw
Donnie Ray Shaw, age 70, of Sterling, Virginia entered eternal rest with the Lord on June 14, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a faithful member of […]
Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74
By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor email@example.com Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was […]
Obituary: A Queen is Born, A Legacy Lives
Evelyn Orena Quander Rattley was born on Oct. 8, 1924. She transitioned from this life on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Encircled by her two children, daughter-in-law and caregiver, in those […]
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 […]
History Making Politician Dies
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling […]
Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community […]
Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies
By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.com Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John […]