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Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

By Sandy Cohen Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died....

Mighty Clouds of Joy singer Joe Ligon dies at 80

From Wire Reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Singer Joe Ligon, the dynamic frontman of the Grammy-winning gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy, has died. He...

Oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman, Willie Rogers, dies at 101

By The Associated Press  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willie Rogers, the oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of...

PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice...

Gwen Ifill, trailblazer for journalists of color, dies at age 61

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Gwen Ifill, a trailblazer for African-American journalists, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 61. Ifill was named the...

Gloria Naylor, who wrote ‘The Women of Brewster Place,’ dies

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Naylor, whose debut novel "The Women of Brewster Place," became a best-seller, a National Book Award winner and...

Mrs. Helen M. Lewis, 96, wife of The Birmingham Times founder

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Mrs. Helen M. Lewis, former vice president and chief financial officer of The Birmingham Times, and wife of Dr. Jesse...

Award-winning Civil Rights Journalist and Black Press Columnist George Curry...

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney Wire Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of...

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at...

By Terry Spencer Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures...

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