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Ol’ Ghetto Revolutionary Soldier of the Whole World

Henry Edward Moscow Beamon Gemini with Leo Moon May , 23 1931 to Feb. 7, 2012 The creative sparks that flowed through Henry Edward Moscow Beamon II made him a genius. His brilliance is evident in the phrases he coined, the materials he fashioned for the execution of his work and in the conception, formulation and expression of ideas. By his ninth year, Henry had known three portentous circumstances: Family ...

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Sam Logan, iconic Michigan Chronicle publisher, dies at 78

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Marget News Sam Logan, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, one of the nation’s largest and oldest African American newspapers, died Dec. 28 at his home in Detroit. The cause of death is unknown. He was 78. For nearly 40 years, Logan championed the interests of Detroit’s African American community, gaining the respect and admiration of allies and foes for his ...

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Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr.

Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr. died on Dec. 20, 2011 at the age of 85. He was a dedicated and esteemed practitioner of medicine who specialized in family care and provided comfort and aid to nearly three generations of Detroiters. After graduating from Western Michigan University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Young returned to Detroit and set up private practice at the Fourteenth Street ...

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Daniel Lee

CASSOPOLIS — Daniel “The Governor” Lee, 60, of Cassopolis, died Dec. 20, 2011, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. He was born April 3, 1951, in Slaughter, Miss., to Earl and Helen (Gray) Lee, Sr. He married Melchora Cana Maturan on Jan. 22, 1996, in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his wife, Melchora Lee; two daughters, Emily (Jason) Randall and Timmie-Ann Maturan Lee, both of Everett, Wash.; one ...

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Edward Watts

Edward Watts, was born April 20, 1923 in Grenada, Miss., to Archie (Lucky) Watts and Corrine (Chalky) Ford, who preceded him in death. He was the youngest of 10 siblings which eight preceded him in death. He later relocated to Detroit, where he lived with his eldest sister, Annie Lee Eberhart, whom he loved dearly. He met and fell in love with Athal Wisner upon his arrival. They were joined in Holy Matrimon ...

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Lottie Mary (Mae) Johnson Stewart

Lottie Mary (Mae) Johnson Stewart, seeming a bit weak and tired, gently laid her head on the bosom of Christ and quietly fell asleep. How well she fell asleep! Like some proud river, winding toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity. Lottie was born March 29, 1932 in Moorhead, Miss., the sixth child of Ezra Johnson, Sr. and Lottie Isabelle Johnson. Upon moving to Detroit in ...

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YZ Perry, aka Carl Perry

YZ Perry, aka Carl Perry, was born in Bessmore, Ala., June 22, 1921. At an early age, Carl Perry served in the U.S. Army where he obtained an honorable discharge and then attended Fenn College in Ohio before coming to Detroit, where he lived the rest of his life. He married Delores Scott in 1953 and they remained married until her death in 1997 after 44 years. As a photographer, he photographed most of the ...

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Michael Garnes, Sr.

Detroit has lost another promising and dedicated musical talent, Michael Garnes, Sr., a singer, songwriter, teacher, community activist, ordained minister and author or poetry and a book for children “Learn the Seasons.” Michelle McKinney, a vocalist, librarian and archivist for The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, says: “Michael Garnes’ search for knowledge and his love of music led hi ...

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Jeremiah ‘Frank’ Taylor

Jeremiah ‘Frank’ Taylor was born April 13, 1923 to King David Taylor and Annie Lou Redd. He was the youngest of three children, having one brother (King David) and one sister (Ozella), who raised him due to their mother’s untimely passing. Both siblings preceded him in death. Frank was born and raised in Detroit and educated in the Detroit Public School system. Following his graduation from Northwestern Hig ...

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Douglas Michangelo Bennett

Reflection on Life Some may have known Douglas; others didn’t really know the extent of his impeccable ability to influence an audience with his views on life and living. The outdoors with nature, the intricate workings of any mechanism were elemental conditions that brought life to him. He believed it necessary for world production return to rudimental method for a civil society. For an example: Farmers re ...

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