Over four decades, Evelyn was an active participant in various volunteer community organizations including the Black United Front. She was a member of the Shining Star of Unity #1379 and the Mahogany Red Hatters. Evelyn could be found at marches, rallies and other cultural events that focused on Black people and what was right, just, and fair. She was a long-time community activist.
Bishop Artice L. Wright, long time resident of Portland, Or., passed away on Feb. 6, 2011, at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A wake service was held Feb. 11 at Emmanuel COGIC United, and the funeral was Feb. 12, 2011 at Emmanuel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Varnette Honeywood, an artist whose paintings adorned the walls of the set of "The Cosby Show" and whose strikingly colorful images depicted tender moments in Black family life, has died. She was 59.
WASHINGTON — Ronald W. Walters, a longtime columnist for The Skanner News, a scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics, has died. He was 72.
Mother Teresa was born 100 years ago Thursday Aug. 26. In India there was a special mass and other celebrations ...
Vonetta McGee, who costarred in 1970s blaxploitation movies such as "Blacula," has died at 65.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at First AME Zion for Ethel D. Canda.
Ethel Doris Canda was born June 22, 1939, in Vicksburg, Miss. to Wesley Love and Carrie Mae Pearson. She was the seventh of eight children and the youngest girl.
Longtime community activist Charlie Ford died on June 24, 2010. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 1 at Rose City Funeral Home, 5625 NE Fremont St. in Portland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 2 at Mara