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By Genoa Barrow | Sacramento OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer

After the coronavirus cut a swath through the African American community in 2020, we continued to experience a great deal of loss this year. From honored celebrities whose careers we’ve followed for decades to everyday folks who were largely unknown until they left this world, we said goodbye and “Rest In Power” far too often. As the year ends, we take a minute to reflect and acknowledge some of those who went on to glory in 2021.

Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little died in his Nevada home on January 1 after a long battle with cancer; the Hall of Famer was 78.

Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey, 59, died of cancer in Los Angeles on January 3. The prolific writer penned such novels as “Sister, Sister,” “Milk In My Coffee,” “Waking With Enemies” and his final book, “The Son of Mr. Suleman,”…

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