12-06-2016  2:15 am      •     

On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) we pause with great sorrow, sadness, respect and sympathy at the sudden death of our beloved colleague, George E. Curry.

Our former Editor-in-Chief of the NNPA News Wire Service passed suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2016, of heart failure in Washington, DC.  He was 69.  Funeral arrangements are still be planned in George's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We will keep you informed.  Our prayers are with George's family and loved ones.

 

Respectfully,

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr

 

Editor's note: Our colleagues at the Chicago Crusader posted this thoughtful tribute to Curry Thursday: 

"To Curry, the spirit or soul of any story goes beyond who, what, when, and where. In Curry’s world, the biggest part of the story was the why. In Black America, it was the part of the story he pursued all of his professional life. As a journalist who asked a lot of questions, Curry always asked white America and its segregated newsrooms, ‘why?’"

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