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    Wayne Phar

    Wayne Pharr, former Black Panther who fought the Los Angeles Police in a historic gun battle in 1969, passed away on September 6, 2014 at age 64. After Pharr and his fellow Panthers defended themselves from the long violent attack by the newly formed LAPD SWAT unit, he became a political prisoner who was exonerated of attempted murder and all other serious offenses. Pharr eventually became a successful realtor in Southern California, a subject of the documentary, “41st and Central”, and most recently authored the well received autobiography, Nine Lives of A Black Panther: A Story of Survival.


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    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE HOUSTON ASTROS STATEMENTS ON THE PASSING OF DR. MAYA ANGELOU

    Hall of Famer and MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Development Frank Robinson issued the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, who is the recipient of the 2014 MLB Beacon of Life Award:

    “All of us at Major League Baseball mourn the loss of the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, who led a full and accomplished life and left an indelible impact on our society. Today we have lost one of our greatest voices, but Dr. Angelou’s words will live on and will continue to inspire generations to come. With a heavy heart, the National Pastime will honor Dr. Angelou at this weekend’s Civil Rights Game in a manner befitting her remarkable legacy.”

    Reid Ryan, President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros, said the following:

    “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. She touched so many lives as a revered author and poet, but will be remembered for so much more. She was also a pioneer, teacher, historian and champion of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Angelou truly was a national treasure. We send our heartfelt condolences to her many friends, family members and to her millions of admirers. Although she is no longer with us, her legacy will live on. We look forward to honoring Dr. Angelou this week.”

    MLB and the Astros will honor Dr. Angelou with the Beacon of Life Award at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon and the Civil Rights Game at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, May 30th.


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OBITUARIES  2014

Jimmy Ruffin - One of Motown Records' most memorable voices is gone, as balladeer Jimmy Ruffin died at a Las Vegas hospital 11/17/14. He was 78.
Henry 'Big Bank Hank' Jackson - Sugarhill Gang founder Henry 'Big Bank Hank' Jackson has died at age 57 from kidney complications due to cancer. The rapper was a founding member or Sugarhill Gang, which produced the first mainstream rap hit Rapper's Delight in 1979.
Juanita Moore - Juanita Moore, the Oscar-nominated star of Imitation of Life, has died at the age of 99. The actor, who played alongside Lana Turner in Douglas Sirk's 1959 race drama, died at home, according to her grandson, actor Kirk Kelleykahn.
Comer Cottrell - a black-hair-care entrepreneur who brought Jheri curl to the masses, has died. He made millions with a cheap kit that made the glossy hairstyle, popularized by celebrities such as Michael Jackson, available to average African Americans.
Geoffrey Holder - The man who pitched 7UP as the "uncola" and brought "The Wiz" to Broadway died in a New York hospital of complications from pneumonia. Geoffrey Holder was 84. Geoffrey Holder had an eclectic show business career, winning Tony Awards in 1975 for directing and designing the costumes for an all-black retelling of "The Wizard of Oz."
Wayne Pharr - Former Black Panther who fought the LA Police in a historic gun battle in 1969, passed away on September 6, 2014 at age 64. After Pharr and his fellow Panthers defended themselves from the long violent attack by the newly formed LAPD SWAT unit, he became a political prisoner who was exonerated of attempted murder and all other serious offenses.
Alice Coachman Davis - The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday morning on 7/14/14 in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London.
Meshach Taylor - Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67.
Bobby Womack - Soul singer Bobby Womack career spanned seven decades and included '80s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now." Womack began his career in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos.
Tony Gwynn - Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest athletes in San Diego's history, died 6/16/14 of oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco. He was 54.
Ruby Dee - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, died at age 91, on 6/11/14 Dee died at home in New Rochelle on Wednesday night of "natural causes."
Lee Chamberlin - The Electric Company star Lee Chamberlin has died of metastatic cancer at the age of 76. The actress, who lived in Paris, passed away on May 25 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina while visiting her son Matthew.
Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died 5/28/14 morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement. The 86-year-old had been a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University since 1982.
DJ Rashad - Rashad Harden, a house music and footwork pioneer who performed as DJ Rashad, was found dead this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. He was 34. Chicago Police spokeswoman said a friend found Harden's body in an apartment on the city's West Side.
Rubin ''Hurricane'' Carter - The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died 4/20/14. He was 76.Carter, who had suffered from prostate cancer, died in his sleep at his home in Toronto.
Amiri Baraka - Amiri Baraka, a poet and playwright of pulsating rage, whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others, died in Newark, N.J. He was 79.





 
 
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