Willie Brown

Willie Brown, Jr. and Willie Brown theGrio.com
During BET’s annual in memoriam segment, the network misidentified one of the deceased as former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, Jr.
/ June 29, 2020
Willie Brown is said to have impacted nearly every player who suited up for the Oakland Raiders over the past half-century.
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – Many of the nation’s historically great African-American mayors have been able to rise to this category during great adversity, oftentimes breaking strong color barriers and shifting their city’s focus in a different direction that went far beyond symbolism…
/ July 3, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is getting some big-name sports, music and political celebrities on board for his election bid in a new music video that remakes an MC Hammer song…
/ October 27, 2011