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  • Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin

    Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin
    Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
  • Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper

    Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper
    Almena Lomax, a journalist and civil rights activist who launched the Los Angeles Tribune, a feisty weekly newspaper that served the African American community in the 1940s and '50s, died March 25 in Pasadena. She was 95. Her death came after a short...
  • Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist

    Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist
    Alfred Balk, a longtime journalist who was a former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Huntley, Ill., his family said. He was 80. He was editor of the Columbia Journalism Review from 1969 to 1973 and founding...
  • Albertina Walker dies at 81; Grammy-winning 'Queen of Gospel'

    Albertina Walker dies at 81; Grammy-winning 'Queen of Gospel'
    Albertina Walker, the Grammy-winning vocalist known around the world as the "Queen of Gospel" who helped launch some of the biggest names in traditional gospel through her vocal ensemble the Caravans, has died. She was 81. Walker died of respiratory...
  • Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89; hard-charging civil rights figure

    Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89; hard-charging civil rights figure
    The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often...
  • Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.

    Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.
    Harold Legaux, the longtime co-owner and operator of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant, a Los Angeles landmark founded by his parents more than four decades ago, has died. He was 61. Legaux died of pancreatic cancer Monday at his home in Palm Springs,...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson

    PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson
    Ronald W. Walters Scholar, author and political analyst Ronald W. Walters, 72, a longtime political analyst and scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in...
  • PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan

    PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan
    James McClure Longtime U.S. senator from Idaho Former U.S. Sen. James McClure, 86, a conservative Republican who spent 24 years in Congress representing Idaho and while chairman of the Energy Committee fought to keep Idaho's wilderness areas...
  • Varnette P. Honeywood dies at 59; artist whose work was featured on 'The Cosby Show'

    Varnette P. Honeywood dies at 59; artist whose work was featured on 'The Cosby Show'
    Varnette P. Honeywood, an artist who gained fame when her vivid and joyful portraits of everyday lives of African Americans were prominently featured on TV's "The Cosby Show," has died. She was 59. Honeywood, who was diagnosed with cancer at least two...
  • What to watch for on election day 2011

    The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin. At stake on this "off-year" general election...
  • PASSINGS: Gail Dolgin, Bob Kholos, Miriam Golden Ziegler Hailparn

    PASSINGS: Gail Dolgin, Bob Kholos, Miriam Golden Ziegler Hailparn
    Gail Dolgin, documentary filmmaker Gail Dolgin, 65, an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, died Oct. 7 at her home in Berkeley. She was diagnosed in 2001 with breast cancer, which later spread to other parts of her body. Dolgin produced and...