September 22, 2023

In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: Colin Powell dies at 84

By: Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Colin Powell has died from complications from Covid-19, his family members have confirmed. The first Black US secretary of state was 84. “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid …

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In Memoriam: Robert (Tullie) John Melancon Malonson

Robert (Tullie) John Melancon Malonson was born on April 13, 1942 in Bell City, Louisiana to John Curley Sr. and Viola Syon Melancon.  Robert married Wilma J. Thompson on October 31, 1960.  Robert and Wilma’s union of 60 years and eleven months, was blessed with six children- Keith, Yolanda, Malissee, Curley, Karen, and Kevin. He …

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IN MEMORIAM: Leaders reflect on the life of Congressman John Lewis

THE CHICAGO CRUSADER — On Sunday, March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led hundreds of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were on their way to the state capitol fighting for the right to vote. On the other side of the bridge were the Alabama State Troopers on horses. After crossing the bridge, the troopers attacked marchers and beat Lewis with a club. He suffered a fractured skull that nearly killed him. The incident became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

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