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This May 8, 1997 file photo shows Publisher and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine Earl G. Graves Sr. in New York. Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) 

Graves was as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on Black entrepreneurs

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Arlene Schnitzer  

Arlene Schnitzer gave away more than $150 million to thousands of civic projects in Portland and helped bring arts in the city to another level

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This April 28, 2019, file photo, shows Ellis Marsalis during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File) 

Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus

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President Barack Obama presents a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery in the East Room of the the White House in Washington, Aug. 12, 2009). Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, March 27, 2020, a family statement said. He was 98. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File 

The founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rev Joseph Lowery was a powerful preacher and orator

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Bishop A. A. Wells 

Bishop Wells died March 14, 2020, at his home surrounded by Mother Mattie Wells and his family. Due to the recent Oregon State executive order, the public viewing scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, will no longer be held.

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This July 6, 2017 file photo shows pianist McCoy Tyner after performing at the botanical Garden Citta' Studi, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FIle) 

McCoy Tyner, groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist, was the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet

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In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Katherine Johnson, the inspiration for the film, "Hidden Figures," poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA's early space missions has died. She was 101.

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Phillip (Phil) Wayne Wilborn 

He played music professionally as part-time employment and worked for the Portland Fire Bureau for 14 years

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Bernadette Artharee-Scott, May 24, 1952 - January 22, 2020 

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel AME Church in Portland

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Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Nov. 25, 1931 - Jan. 28, 2020 

Lorenzo Ghiglieri, one of the world's best-recognized and most successful sculptors and artists, died Saturday in Vancouver, Wash.

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