Obituaries

Omega Omega Service for Frankie Muse Freeman, Former Delta Sigma Theta President, Set

Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights attorney and the 14th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, died earlier this year at the age of 101.  Her Omega Omega sevice, the last ritual performed for a deceased member of...

Those We Lost in 2017

Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file photo)     ========================================= Dick Gregory (1932-2017) As a comedian...

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 with Bell Atlantic and Verizon,...

Kim Queen Boyd Leathers

Kim Queen Boyd Leathers on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Mount Vernon Christian Church. Beloved wife of Rev. Dr. Terence K. Leathers, her loving husband of 28 years; precious daughter Kimille Queen Leathers of Apex, N.C., a loving mother...

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