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This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File) 

Although she was not the first Black woman to star in her own TV show, she was the first to star as someone other than a servant

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Services will be held Saturday Oct 5, 2019 at Emmanuel Temple Church, 1033 N. Sumner Street

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Dr. William H. Lee, May 29, 1936 - Sept. 22, 2019 (Photo courtesy the Sacramento Observer) 

He was tireless in the fight for access and respect for Black journalists

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The daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer.

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Baxter Leach (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley) 

1968 Memphis Sanitation worker Baxter Leach mourned as ‘an honorable man’

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In this May 29, 2012 file photo, author Toni Morrison receives her Medal of Freedom (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) 

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Morrison's family issued a statement saying she died after a brief illness. "Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends," the family announced.

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While leaning from the historic bus, archivist Sadie Roberts-Joseph delivers a presentation on the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott to tourist visiting the museum. Photo by James Terry III. 

For more than three decades, Sadie Roberts-Joseph was an exceptional force of civic and cultural life in Baton Rouge

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Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died, a family spokesperson said Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He was 89. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File) 

Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in the past century, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his family.

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Williams, who wrote for dozens of publications including The Skanner, passed away May 30

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Longstanding state senator succumbs to cancer

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