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PASSINGS: Charles Sumner 'Chuck' Stone Jr., John Pinette

Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr.

Charles Sumner 'Chuck' Stone Jr.

Columnist and educator helped found association for black journalists

Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., 89, a longtime journalist and educator who was one of the founders of the National Assn. of Black Journalists, died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Chapel Hill, N.C., according to his daughter Allegra Stone. The cause was not given.

Many who helped launch the association credited Stone as the driving force behind its founding, said its current president, Bob Butler.

"Chuck chaired the first meeting and became the first president. He provided the rudder that steered NABJ...