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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...