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Funeral services set for beloved civil rights activist and Call and Post Editor Connie Harper

Services to be held at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Saturday, November 1 CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Funeral services for Constance D. Harper, Editor-in-Chief...

THE PASSING OF A LEGEND — PIONEER ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST, AND TRAILBLAZER COMER J. COTTRELL, JR DIES AT 82

Plano, TX (BlackNews.com) — Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Mr. Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country’s most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday,...

Jack J. Green, Founder and Publisher of The VOICE, Succumbs

Jack J. Green, founder and publisher of two longstanding community newspapers in Virginia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 26. He succumbed to chronic lung-related illness. Green, a Nottoway...

Howard University Remembers Journalist and Professor Raymond H. Boone, Sr.

When Howard University alumni discuss legendary journalism professors, Raymond H. Boone Sr. is at the top of the list. Boone, who died on Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer, taught at Howard...

OSSIE’S POWER LIGHTS OUR PATH TO POWER

Mourning opens a window in our minds. Death sometimes gives us pause to chew on something we need to chew on. Such a death came the Friday before Ash Wednesday. Then the next Friday’s vigil at...