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In this Jan. 14, 2009, file photo, civil rights leader and political activist Timuel Black spoke in his Chicago apartment.

Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor, and historian Timuel Black has died. He was considered an authority on the migration of southern Blacks to the northern cities.

Mr. Demarco was hoisted by trainer Sammy Fuller following his unanimous 10-round decision over Vince Martinez at Fenway Park in 1956.

Tony DeMarco, who won the welterweight boxing title in 1955, dies at 89

Another of Mr. DeMarco's fights, with Carmen Basilio, was considered one of the all-time best bouts.

Mr. Moloney was one of the founders of the Chieftains

Paddy Moloney, Irish piper who led the Chieftains, dies at 83

The playful but disciplined frontman and bagpiper Paddy Moloney, of the Chieftains, a band that was at the forefront of the worldwide revival of traditional Irish music played with traditional instruments, died on Monday in Dublin. He was 83.

In this undated photo provided by the Sydney Jewish Museum, Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku poses for a photograph in Sydney, Australia. Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leader said. He was 101.

Holocaust survivor-author Eddie Jaku dies in Sydney aged 101

“Eddie Jaku was a beacon of light and hope for not only our community, but the world,” New South Wales state Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive officer Darren Bark said in a statement.

Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the wilderness, dies at 33

Gueorguiev made his name overcoming challenges hurled at his body and spirit. He was a star in the world of “bikepacking,” long-distance bike travel conducted off main roads.

Dr. Yuan visited Huangshan Mountain in China, as seen in this undated photo.

Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan, ‘the neurosurgeon’s neurosurgeon,’ dies at 99

'You must always give patients hope,' Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan told a neurosurgery colleague.

Mr. Reisman at home in Natick with his wife, Paula Lyons, and their dog, in 2003. The couple later moved to Martha's Vineyard, where they became year-round residents.

‘Says You!’ panelist Arnie Reisman, a Boston media mainstay, dies at 79

A former editor of the alternative weekly Boston After Dark, Mr. Reisman was a playwright and poet. He spent decades at a number of Greater Boston media outlets and won regional Emmys for his work on "Chronicle."

Warner Williams is pictured at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in August 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Warner Williams, guitar master of the Piedmont blues, dies at 91

Folklorists regarded Warner Williams as one of the last “songsters,” a term reserved for traveling Black troubadours such as Lead Belly and Mississippi John Hurt who performed a wide range of music — not just blues — from traditional sources.