Posts Tagged: New York

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

Oversized glasses, bold African prints and a toque, fashion maven Zelda Kaplan was inveterate clubgoer at 95

(This woman sounds like fun. No doubt she was a lot of people’s favorite person.) NEW YORK – Zelda Kaplan exited this world much as she had lived in it for the last four decades or so of her 95

Oversized glasses, bold African prints and a toque, fashion maven Zelda Kaplan was inveterate clubgoer at 95

(This woman sounds like fun. No doubt she was a lot of people’s favorite person.) NEW YORK – Zelda Kaplan exited this world much as she had lived in it for the last four decades or so of her 95

In 1986 World Series, Gary Carter’s single for NY Mets touched off an outrageously improbable rally

WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. – Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the Mets to the world championship in 1986, died Thursday after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Kimmy Bloemers announced her father’s

In 1986 World Series, Gary Carter’s single for NY Mets touched off an outrageously improbable rally

WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. – Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the Mets to the world championship in 1986, died Thursday after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Kimmy Bloemers announced her father’s

Anthony Shadid, 43, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, dies on assignment in Syria

SYRIA – Anthony Shadid, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who died on Thursday at 43, had long been passionately interested in the Middle East, first because of his Lebanese-American heritage and later because of what he saw there firsthand.

Anthony Shadid, 43, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, dies on assignment in Syria

SYRIA – Anthony Shadid, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who died on Thursday at 43, had long been passionately interested in the Middle East, first because of his Lebanese-American heritage and later because of what he saw there firsthand.

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Florence Green, the last known WWI veteran, passes quietly in England

KING’S LYNN, England – Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died at age 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was

Florence Green, the last known WWI veteran, passes quietly in England

KING’S LYNN, England – Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died at age 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was