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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.

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Mother Teresa was born 100 years ago Thursday Aug. 26. In India there was a special mass and other celebrations ...


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Vonetta McGee, who costarred in 1970s blaxploitation movies such as "Blacula," has died at 65.


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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.


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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


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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The Rev. Nico Smith, a white pastor who challenged South Africa's apartheid system by moving with his wife into a black township in the 1980s, has died of a heart attack, one of his daughters said Sunday. He was 81.


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Timothy Edward Lewis passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the age of 51 after a tough battle with cancer


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Friends and relatives of the late Dick Bogle gathered this weekend to celebrate his life and achievements. Attendees included a variety of those people Dick worked with in many of his assorted careers – police officer, television news reporter, city commissioner and jazz writer.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Fela, the late Nigerian musician and political agitator, fascinated millions and had fans around the world, including legends like Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Yet he was, and still is, largely unknown to popular audiences, especially in the United States


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The Skanner's longtime jazz columnist Dick Bogle has died. He was 79.  Bogle led a diverse life beyond his love of jazz – which he spent in his later years as a reviewer of albums and on-air personality at KMHD 89.1 FM ...

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