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  • South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete

    South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete
    Johnnye Valien was waiting her turn in the long jump event at a West L.A. College track meet last week when she realized nobody was using the nearby high jump pit. This is an athlete who cannot help herself. She sees a challenge and she's compelled to attack it, as if she has no idea she is about to turn 88.
  • Albert Murray, critic and novelist, dead at 97

    Albert Murray, critic and novelist, dead at 97
    The writer Albert Murray, a maverick intellectual who challenged widespread assumptions about U.S. and African American culture, has died in New York City at age 97. Murray, a novelist as well as essayist and literary and music critic, wrote more than a...

    Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music

    Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music
    Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday in New York. He was 97. Murray died at home in his sleep,...

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort
    Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...

    Andrew Brimmer dies at 86; first black member of Federal Reserve

     Andrew Brimmer dies at 86; first black member of Federal Reserve
    Andrew Brimmer, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper who in 1966 became the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board, has died. He was 86. Brimmer died Oct. 7 at a Washington hospital after a lengthy illness, said his daughter, Esther Brimmer....