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    Arthur Evans, Sr., Father of Dr. Tony Evans, Dies at 90

    Arthur S. Evans Sr., 90, father of Dr. Tony Evans, died, Nov. 26, in Baltimore, Md. In addition to Dr. Evans (Lois) he is survived by another son, Maurice Evans; two adult children preceded him...

    In Memoriam: Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr.

    Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr., was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1919 to Dr. Lemuel A. Lewie, Sr. and Mrs. Ophelia McDaniel Lewie. His father graduated from Howard University Dental School in 1907. His...

    Paine College President Dies

    By AFRO Staff Dr. Julius Scott, the two-time president of Paine College, has died, the Augusta Chronicle reported Thursday. Paine College is a historically Black Methodists liberal arts college that has been an Augusta institution since...

    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...

    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...

    Remembering Former AFRO Executive Editor

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Journalism has not always been a “women’s sport,” however groundbreaking ladies played the game- and one of those was Barbara Jean Flack-Darko, founder of The Montgomery Times, died ofcancer...

    UM Football Player McNair Remembered as `320 pound Teddy Bear’

    By AFRO Staff Jordan Martin McNair, a promising collegiate football  at the University of Maryland, collapsed suddenly during football practice on May 29 and died on June 13. He was 19. McNair, the  son of Tonya...

    Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

    Leader in AME Zion Church Remembered as “An Anointed, Gifted and Extraordinary Woman”

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. editor It wasn’t referred to as a funeral, but a “Service of Triumph” as family, friends, congregants and distinguished leaders from the AME Zion Church said “see you next...

    Omega Omega Service for Frankie Muse Freeman, Former Delta Sigma Theta President, Set

    Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights attorney and the 14th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, died earlier this year at the age of 101.  Her Omega Omega sevice, the last ritual performed...

    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...

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