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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...

Archbishop Carl Bean funeral services announced

FUNERAL SERVICES ANNOUNCED FOR AIDS ACTIVIST AND GOSPEL SINGER ARCHBISHOP CARL BEAN LOS ANGELES - Unity Fellowship Church has announced details of the public memorial service for renowned AIDS activist and gospel singer Archbishop Carl Bean. The funeral service will be held...

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...

Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas dead at age 70

By The Associated Press Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as "Celebration" and "Get Down On It," has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his...

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...

The death of Kay DeBow Alford, co-founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce,...

  The National Black Chamber of Commerce announced this week, the death of its co-founder Kay DeBow Alford, on July 19. Highly focused, efficient and determined, Kay was the linchpin of the Chamber, defining multitasking to its highest degree. Kay, as...

Official: 1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

By Rebecca Santana The Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died....

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...

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