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CNN // Donna Brazile
Editor’s note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee.
She is a nationally syndicated columnist, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of “Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in America.”
She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN) — I lost a friend and mentor today.
Maya Angelou was the voice of three generations. Her …
JONES-REYES, LYNDA L., age 52, of Milwaukee, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Mrs. Jones-Reyes was the oldest daughter of Jerrel and Earnestine Jones.
A native of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jones-Reyes was a graduate of the University School of Milwaukee.
She also participated in the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism’s summer program during high school.
She went on to earn a BA in Journalism at Marquette University.
Mrs. Jones-Reyes was the editor-in-chief of the Milwaukee Courier Newspaper.
Although she achieved the position in 2004, she was a lifelong member of the Courier family.
When she was …
Edith Tarrant McMillon was born on July 28, 1919 to the union of Ella Bell and Julius Caesar Young, Sr. of Louisville, Kentucky.
As a child, she attended Douglas Elementary School and Central Colored High School in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating in 1938.
She attended two years of college before relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1949 to be with her brother Julius C. Young, Jr. Edith was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 25 years old.
As an adult, Edith worked as a maid for a number of prominent Milwaukee families before becoming …
Final respects were held for Lauri Johnson Wynn, who passed on Dec. 18, 2013 at the age of 83.
The Homegoing Celebration was officiated by Bishop Sedgwick Daniels at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God In Christ at 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Wynn was born on August 7, 1930 in Harlem, NY.
She was the only child born to Wilfred and Helen Garner Johnson.
After losing her father as an infant, her mother and grandparents, Rev. Alexander and Laura Maynard Garner raised her.
As a teenager, she moved to …
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The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and its Department of Africology will host a memorial service for Professor Winston Van Horne, who passed away on May 24, 2013. The celebration of his legacy begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Helen Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. The public is welcome.
Van Horne made many contributions to UW-Milwaukee and to his discipline since joining the faculty in 1978.
He is credited with helping transform the Afro-American Studies Program into the Department of Africology; chairing the department …
Rev. Dr. James G. White, a former Milwaukee County Supervisor died last week on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at the age of 51 suddenly. The cause of death has not been released. As the shock of White’s death made its way through the community several friends expresses their condolences.
Congresswoman Gwen Moore said after hearing of White’s death who was also her close friend she said, “I am deeply saddened to learn that James White is no longer with us. James was a close friend and tireless advocate for civil rights, …
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Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He was 67.
The Northern California native was one of the leading forces in bringing jazz and rock together, genres that not only were typically separate in the 1950s and early ‘60s, but whose proponents often were philosophically at odds. Duke found the common …
By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Civil rights attorney Julius LeVonne Chambers died after a long illness. He was 76. Julius Chambers was a champion of the courtroom. A masterful attorney of great integrity he was known for his smooth southern drawl and determined spirit. Julius Chambers argued eight cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning them all.
Julius Chambers graduated summa cum laude in 1958 from present-day North Carolina Central University. After receiving his master’s degree in history from the University of Michigan, he attended the formerly segregated University of North Carolina …
Funeral arrangements were expected to be finalized soon for former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Philadelphia minister William Herbert (Bill) Gray III.
Gray died on Monday, Julu 1, 2013 while attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. He was 71 years-old.
A family spokesman said Gray had not been ill and that his death was sudden. It appears that he died from natural causes, according to the spokesman.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 13 at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia at 11 a.m. Further memorial …
Mother Daisy Hall, a tremendous symbol to the legacy of family and spiritual life passed on Sat., May 25, 2013. She and her husband, the late Levester Hall represented the classic example of the large family bound together by the commitment around family and faith.
Her legacy will live far beyond her years and her community service is legendary. Her deepest commitment related to her lifelong service in so many efforts in Milwaukee related to helping others through the Church Of God In Christ. Her decades of serving the elderly, promoting …