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 By Stacy M. Brown    Obits    April 4, 2024

Beloved Actor and Activist Louis Gossett Jr. Dies at 87

Louis Gossett Jr., the groundbreaking actor whose career spanned over five decades and who became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his memorable role in "An...

 

Dexter Scott King, Son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Dies of Cancer at 62

ATLANTA (AP) - Dexter Scott King, who dedicated much of his life to shepherding the Civil Rights legacy of his parents, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after...

 

QUEEN GRANT APR. 1, 1928 – DEC. 19, 2023

QUEEN GRANT APR. 1, 1928 – DEC. 19, 2023 Queen was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and through her many travels, she met her late husband John Grant, Jr. and they moved to Boston. From there they m...

 

NORA ALEXANDER MAY 8 1955 - , SEPT. 23, 2023

NORA ALEXANDER MAY 8 1955 - , SEPT. 23, 2023 Nora Vernice Alexander was born in Detroit and graduated from Northwestern High School in 1973. Her sons were the pride and joy of her life. She later...

 

ALICIA JOHNSON

ALICIA JOHNSON Alicia Nicole Johnson was born in Detroit and she graduated from Pershing High School and furthered her education with a degree in Business Management from Baker's College in Flint....

 

ANTHONY WILLIAMS MAR. 6, 1988 – SEPT. 23, 2023

ANTHONY WILLIAMS MAR. 6, 1988 – SEPT. 23, 2023 Anthony Williams was born in Detroit and attended Cooley High School and WC3 college for HVAC. He later became an entrepreneur in landscaping services a...

 
 By Dave Nemetz    Obits    October 26, 2023

Shaft Star Richard Roundtree Dead at 81

Richard Roundtree, who played the iconic lead character in the 1971 movie Shaft and its sequels, has died at the age of 81. The actor passed away on Tuesday "after a brief battle with pancreatic cance...

 
 By Renee Summers    Obits    April 27, 2023

Singer Harry Belafonte Passes Away at Age 96

Singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte died Tuesday at his home in New York of congestive heart failure, his representative Paula Witt said in a statement Tuesday morning. Known as the "King of C...

 

JESSIE ENGLISH MAR. 28, 1947 – NOV. 1, 2022

JESSIE ENGLISH MAR. 28, 1947 – NOV. 1, 2022 Jessie Ruth English was born in Detroit and graduated from Northwestern High in 1965. After graduation she received a BA from Wayne State University and a...

 

GEORGE WEAVER FEB. 21, 1943 – NOV. 4, 2022

GEORGE WEAVER FEB. 21, 1943 – NOV. 4, 2022 George William Weaver was born in Detroit and graduated from Northeastern High School and attended Highland Park Community College. George worked for the C...

 

Remembering Congressman John Conyers, Jr. on his birthday

John James Conyers Jr. (May 16, 1929 – October 27, 2019) was an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. The districts he r...

 

DOROTHY WASHINGTON WILL BE MISSED MAR. 29, 1936 - JAN. 24, 2022

On March 29, 1936, Willie & Elvia Lee Washington became the proud parents to two bundles of joy. Dorothy was the oldest of five to be born to this union. The Washington children, Dorothy, Doris,...

 

Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who broke barriers and stood for justice and Black lives during the most tumultuous times of the civil rights movement, has died. Poitier, whose iconic 71-year career,...

 
 By Telegram Staff    Obits    May 6, 2021

In Loving Memory Of DENYSE ANDREWS

Denyse was born in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School. At nineteen she was employed at Ford Motor Company. While there she attended Wayne State University and graduated with a...

 
 By Telegram Staff    Obits    April 29, 2021

IN LOVING MEMORY OF BARBARA J. JACKSON

BARBARA J. JACKSON JUL. 24, 1937 – FEB. 12, 2021 Barbara J. Jackson, 83 of San Diego, CA was born to the union of Tom and Lovie Lee. She was educated in the River Rouge school district. She was the l...

 

JAMES 'HIKEE' HIGHTOWER

JAMES 'HIKEE' HIGHTOWER JUN. 12, 1950 – NOV. 19, 2020 James was born in River Rouge and educated in the River Rouge School District. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University. He s...

 

In Memory of Kevin'Charlie' Hamilton

In loving memory of Kevin Louis Charles Hamilton, better known as 'Charlie Smooth", who passed away on Saturday, February 1. 2020 in his home amongst the people he loved and cherished the most. His... Full story

 

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