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Mrs. Dollarson was a pivotal elder in our community. She was a woman of great strength, wisdom, and generosity.

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Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance, has died.

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She would have turned 100 on Jan. 17.

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Mary Alice Jervay Thatch (Photo/NNPA) 

Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, the third-generation editor and publisher of The Wilmington Journal, died December 28 at the age of 78.

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Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died at 90

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Bob Dole lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, as many gathered to pay tribute to a “giant of our history” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility and compromise.

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Harry C. Alford 

President/CEO and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Harry C. Alford, passed away on December 6, in Washington, DC.

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Robert Farris-Thompson 

On Dec. 1, 2021, longtime Washington AFRO General and Circulation manager Edgar Brookins, died at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after a long, arduous battle with prostate cancer.

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Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.

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Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer

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