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Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died at 90

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) 

Bob Dole lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, as many gathered to pay tribute to a “giant of our history” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility and compromise.

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Harry C. Alford 

President/CEO and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Harry C. Alford, passed away on December 6, in Washington, DC.

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Robert Farris-Thompson 

On Dec. 1, 2021, longtime Washington AFRO General and Circulation manager Edgar Brookins, died at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after a long, arduous battle with prostate cancer.

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(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) 

Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.

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(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) 

Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer

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Former Portland Police Chief Charles Moose (The Skanner Archives) 

Charles Moose was Portland’s first Black police chief from 1993 to 1999, and was later known for his role in the Washington, D.C., sniper attacks.

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Fairy Miles, May 6, 1928 - November 16, 2021 

Funeral services will be held at Zeller Chapel of The Roses, 2107 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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The Skanner learned only recently of the death of Geneva Jones, local television personality, long-time star of the Oregon Journal test kitchen, club woman and hostess extraordinaire. Jones, who broke through several glass ceilings, died on June 23 of this year.

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Helen Ruth Stone, Sunrise: March 7, 1926, Sunset: October 18, 2021 

Funeral services will be held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3725 N Gantenbein Avenue, Portland, Ore. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

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