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Howard C. Ury, 74

Howard C. Ury was born and raised in Washington, D.C. along with his younger sister, Venessa. He was the only son of Howard N. and Ruth Wilkins Ury, who both preceded him in death. Howard attended D.C. public schools...

Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter

Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter of Reston, longtime teacher in D.C. Public Schools who retired in 2004 died July 21, 2014, in Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA.  She  received her bachelor's and master's from Howard University, and her doctorate from...

Obituary: A Queen is Born, A Legacy Lives

Evelyn Orena Quander Rattley was born on Oct. 8, 1924. She transitioned from this life on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.  Encircled by her two children, daughter-in-law and caregiver, in those last moments she received the devotion that she bestowed...

Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, and founder of the megachurch known as the...

Black Insurance Exec and Business Leader Jesse Hill Dies

Jesse Hill Jr., an insurance executive and Black newspaper publisher who was a backstage colossus in business, politics and the civil rights movement in Atlanta died Dec. 17 of an undisclosed illness. He was 86. Hill was a former chief...
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Robert Leroy Barnes, 88

Robert Leroy Barnes affectionately known as “Roy” departed this life on October 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. Roy was born November 27, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, Va. to Joshua and Beatrice Barnes....

Alameda T. Hansborough, 96

Alameda T. Hansborough, a native of Washington, D.C. departed this life peacefully, with her son by her side, September 27, 2013. She was born to the late Hazel Alameda (Graham) and Leon Stanley Turner on July 26, 1917 at...

Benjamin S. Johnson

Benjamin Scott Johnson was born April 1, 1928 in Perryman, Md. on the shores of the Susquehanna River. He was the son of James Arthur and Mayfield Peaco Johnson. He was the third of four siblings and was preceded...

Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to...

Cardiss Collins, 81

Cardiss Collins, who served in the U.S. House from 1973 to 1997, died Feb. 3 in Alexandria, Va. Congresswoman Collins was born Sept. 24, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Detroit at the age of ten. She...

Ralph B. Thomas Jr., 28

Ralph Bernard Thomas Jr., aka “BJ” and also known to many as “Sleepie,” the son of Ralph Bernard Thomas Sr. and Rosetta Dolorse Thomas, died Feb. 13. Ralph was born Dec. 7, 1982, at Prince George’s Hospital. He graduated...

A. Knighton Stanley, 76

Alfred Knighton (Tony) Stanley was born July 15, 1937 in Dudley, N.C. He was the youngest of five children of the Rev. Joseph Taylor Stanley and Kathryn Turrentine Stanley. It was in tiny Dudley at First Congregational Church and...

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