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Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr., Washington D.C. lawyer with ties to Birmingham,...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr, a prominent Washington D.C. lawyer and Birmingham native, died April 1. He was 59. His funeral...

Coach Andrew A. Sewell, father of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, dies...

Times staff report Andrew Anthony Sewell, father of U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, known affectionately as “Coach Sewell”, died on April 8, 2017. He was 82. “My...

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy...

John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies

By Errin Haines Whack Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee...

William Coleman, civil rights lawyer who shattered racial barriers, dies

Jeff Horwitz Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke...

George Braziller, literary publisher, dead at 101

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels...

Chuck Berry’s influence on rock n’ roll was incalculable

By Hillel Italie  Associated Press Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with...

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles...

Naomi Truman, former director of HABD dies

Times staff report Naomi Truman, who served as executive director of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District from 2009 to 2015, died Monday evening. Ms....

Bishop Eddie Long, megachurch pastor, dies

Associated Press LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Eddie Long, the flamboyant megachurch pastor whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has...

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