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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Former U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a trailblazer and dedicated public servant, died at 89. Kirk Johnson, her son, confirmed her death on Sunday, Dec. 31. Johnson had been recently admitted to hospice care and left behind a legacy of remarkable achievements and contributions to the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ‘n Roll’ whose legend grew after she overcame a bitter divorce to musician Ike Turner that was filled with violence, has died at the age of 83. The superstar’s family confirmed her death in a statement on Wednesday, May 24, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Jim Brown, the superstar Cleveland Browns running back who quit football at the very height of his hall-of-fame career, has died at 87. Perhaps the greatest running back ever, Brown quit football to pursue an acting career at 30. From 1957 to 1965, the perennial all-pro ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Straight to the point with no mess around, Carl Clemons was a trailblazer that lived through nearly a century of San Bernardino before and during its so-called glory days. He loved his community, but he also navigated thick de facto segregation that permeated every area of his daily life, from jobs to ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and civil rights leader, has died at 85. Vickee Jordan Adams, the icon’s daughter, confirmed his death on Tuesday. “My father passed away last night at around 10 p.m. surrounded by loved ones, his wife and daughter, by ...
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    By Eliz Dowdy Staff Writer   Early in the week the news was received that High Desert resident Herbert Anthony Prioleau had succumbed on Sunday, July 26.   Prioleau relocated to the high desert in 1999, with his wife Diana.  They were involved in many high desert community civic activities.    He was one of the organizers ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was one of the most influential singer songwriters in popular music. He was one of the founders of Rock n’ Roll in the 1950s and one of the most memorable performers in rock history. Little Richard was born in 1932 in Macon, ...
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    Ronald Anthony (Tony) Knox Sr., age 73, passed away peacefully January 27, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born March 31, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. Tony was a United States Army Vietnam War Veteran. He also retired from United Airlines, after which he worked as a Security Guard and mentor to high school ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died last Thursday after a prolonged illness. Robinson was 83. The Hall of Famer hit 586 home runs and appeared in 14 ...