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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...

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...

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