Trump proposes 12-month insurance plans that don't cover people, issues Obamacare requires  ||   Trump takes executive action to ban bump stocks that increase weapons' firepower  ||   After Parkland, video games back in critics' crosshairs  ||   Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches cyber force to review election interference, infrastructure attacks  ||   St. Bonaventure on a roll after upset win over Rhode Island  ||   How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?  ||   Louisville forced to vacate 2013 men's basketball title after NCAA denies appeal  ||   The A's didn't take kindly to Jon Gruden's remarks  ||   Trump takes executive action to ban bump stocks that turn rifles into automatic weapons  ||   Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Baby gorilla embraces man who rescued her from bushmeat market  ||   Uneasy peace between MLB and players union, but pace of play initiatives enacted  ||   4th grade hoops coach accused of attacking female ref  ||   VA Secretary David Shulkin gets assurances from White House he will stay after damaging report  ||   Louisville forced to vacate 2013 men's basketball title after NCAA denies appeal  ||   These are the safest countries for a baby to be born  ||   Lindsey Vonn skis in the downhill, women's figure skating and 3 other things to watch on Day 12 at the Olympics  ||   How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?  ||   Maryland student arrested with gun had cache of weapons, grievances  ||   Messi ends goal drought vs Chelsea to give Barca 1-1 draw  ||   Trump proposes ban of rapid-fire gun devices  ||            

Lerone Bennett Jr., legendary chronicler of black life, dies  5 Days ago

Source: USA Today  

Lerone Bennett Jr., a prolific chronicler of black life, has died. He was 89.  

Bennett was a former executive editor of Ebony Magazine, the publication that for generations was perhaps the definitive journal chronicling the personalities, social movements and cultural achievements of black America.

The death was confirmed by the A.A. Raynor & Sons funeral home in Chicago.

Bennett also authored several books, including "Before The Mayflower: A History of Black America'' that was one of the definitive primers on African American history, from 1619 through the Civil Rights movement.

Bennett, a native of Mississippi, graduated from Morehouse, the historically black university that was also the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in 1949.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, writing Wednesday on Twitter, said Bennett was a classmate and biographer of King and one of the most important voices in the 1960s. 

 "His was a pen that mattered," Jackson wrote, adding that when he was editor of Ebony, it was "the most-read voice of the freedom struggle" and that Bennett's "impact will long be felt and remembered."


More News
About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

CO NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)