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The music world is in mourning again. Main Ingredient singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of Omar and Cuba Gooding, Jr., 72, has died. He was found dead in his car in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday night. Billboard.com reports: Gooding joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 when the former lead singer Donald McPherson died unexpectedly […]

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Hail, hail rock and roll! Legendary musician Chuck Berry died Saturday at the age of 90. Berry was instrumental in the launching of Cleveland’s own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum and the hall is remembering him there in the days after his death. Know that whenever an inductee passes away, the Rock […]

getty image: Joni Sledge, the singer best-known for “We Are Family,” has died at the age of 60. According to BBC News, Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. It’s unknown at this time what caused her […]

Actor Tommy Ford from the hit ’90s sitcom Martin is reportedly fighting for his life in an L.A. hospital. However, there are conflicting reports on his condition. According to The Shade Room, 52-year-old Ford was on life support due to a stomach aneurysm. Then, black-ish actor Anthony Anderson confirmed the world lost the legend this morning. He tweeted […]

The acclaimed writer has been celebrated for her complex portraits of black womanhood. The award-winning author Gloria Naylor, who published a number of well-regarded works of fiction including The Women of Brewster Place, has died, reports Ebony Magazine. Ebony confirmed in a phone call with Naylor’s sister, Bernice Harrison, that the author died on Sept. 28 […]

Members of the National Action Network and Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) gathered yesterday (September 21) at the House of Justice in Manhattan for a press conference on police brutality and its latest victim, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Amongst the group of men was Terence’s father, Rev. Joey Crutcher, a 30+ year rep for GMWA. Hands […]

Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday. The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to […]

GETTY IMAGES: Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93. His wife, Amelia Montgomery, said he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he […]

The Washington Post / Getty Marion Christopher Barry the son of the late DC Mayor, Marion Barry, is dead. Sources say that he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant.  Marion Christopher Barry is his father’s only son, born to his third wife, Effi Slaughter Barry. His father had wanted to name him Marion […]

John Saunders, ESPN stalwart and host of “The Sports Reporters” has died. He was 61. Colleague Hannah Storm announced the news on “SportsCenter” on Wednesday morning. The cause of his death was not immediately known. A Toronto-area native, Saunders joined ESPN in 1986 and had filled a variety of roles, both as a host and a play-by-play […]