Journalist, Publisher George Curry Dies at 69

Award-winning journalist George E. Curry, whose dogged reporting and unabashed commentary on the nation’s race relations earned him critical acclaim, died Saturday, according to friends and colleagues.

Curry, a former Chicago Tribune reporter and New York bureau chief, covered a presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the prevalent issues in African-American communities for mainstream news outlets before becoming a champion for historically black publications. He was 69.

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