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Acclaimed Journalist Les Payne Dies at 76


Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his Harlem home on Monday, March 19, 2018.  He was 76.

Payne’s impressive career in journalism spanned four decades and without question has left an indelible mark on the field.


Please check out this comprehensive article and tribute on Newsday for a glimpse into his illustrious career and valuable impact.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Payne’s family and close friends. He will undoubtedly be missed.




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