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    Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Dies at 84

    Rev. Dr. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore, died Feb. 17. He was 84. Jackson, the son of Rev. Theodore C....

    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

    Frederick M. Tillman, Local Businessman Dies

    Frederick Michael Tillman, an entrepreneur in the medical field for several years, died on Christmas Day of congestive heart failure. He was 72. Tillman was born February 11, 1945, the oldest son of Frederick Thomas...

    Arthur Sherman Evans, Jr., Award Winning Educator Dies

    Arthur Evans, Jr., a long-time professor at Florida Atlantic University, who also served as the school’s chair of the Department of Sociology, died Dec. 11 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, Father, Brother, Friend

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, oldest great grandson of AFRO founder, John H. Murphy Sr., died Dec. 15 after a long illness. The Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate spent most of his career...

    Eva Frances Lockwood, 98

    Eva Frances Lockwood, the widow of the late Dr. William Lockwood, died after a prolonged illness on Aug. 4 at the age of 98. She was the mother of LaVerne Gaither and the late Deborah...

    William Cornish, Devoted Church Man, Dies at 76

    William Joseph Cornish died unexpectedly at the age of 76 on March 5 in Cambridge, Md. Cornish was born in 1940 to Naomi Stanley and Joseph Ulysses Cornish.  Third of four siblings, Cornish was reared...

    Lenora D. Ming-Cobb

    On Friday, February 3, 2017, Lenora D. Ming-Cobb, wife of the late Leroy Cobb, was called home to be with the Lord, one month shy of 103 years.  When she turned 100 on March...

    Gloria Tucker Brown

    Sunset came Wednesday, February 15 in the early afternoon with her husband Bill at her side. Viewing will be at Popes Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 24th from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. Services will be...

    Priscilla Gaines Lansey

    Priscilla Gaines Lansey passed away on Dec. 1 as a result of congestive heart failure. Gaines was the first of five children born to Edward Gaines Lansey, Sr. and Martha Priscilla Phillips on Sep....

    Rev. Albert Clayton Greene, Sr.

    The Rev. Albert Clayton Greene, Sr., departed this life after a long illness on November 16, 2016.  Rev. Green, the youngest of five children, was born on April 16, 1923 to the late Rev....

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