Toni Morrison, first African American female author to win Nobel Prize, is dead at 88

NBCNews.com Internationally acclaimed author Toni Morrison, whose prose spoke to the pain and resiliency in the African American experience, has died, her family and her publisher announced Tuesday. She was 88. Morrison died Monday night at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said in a statement. She was awarded the 1993 […]

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Nipsey Hussle’s Murder Sparks Peaceful Vigil Among L.A. Street Gangs

The murder of Nipsey Hussle has caused many leaders of the street gangs in Los Angeles to rethink how business is conducted amongst themselves, and they’ve organized a special vigil just for the the gangs to come together and mourn. The meetup is going down Friday afternoon and will be attended by members from the […]

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R&B Singer Andre Williams Dies at 82

Billboard News 3/18/19 R&B singer/producer Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, died in Chicago on Sunday (March 17) at age 82, according to a statement from his label, Pravda Records. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary artist Andre Williams,” read a FB statement from the Chicago-based label. “He died this after in Chicago at the […]

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James Ingram, Grammy-winning R&B singer, dies at 66

TMz Reports Grammy-winning R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram has died from a battle with a form of brain cancer … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the singer tell us James had been fighting the cancer for an extended period. Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen reacted to the news Tuesday, saying … “I have […]

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Funk Keyboardist Edwin Birdsong Dies at 77

Billboard News 1/23/19 Birdsong was sampled by DJ Premier, Daft Punk and De La Soul. Edwin Birdsong, the 1970s funk and jazz keyboardist whose songs earned a second life via samples by Daft Punk, De La Soul and Gang Starr, has died at 77. Birdsong’s death on Monday (Jan. 21) was confirmed by his son, Singh […]

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Happy 40th Birthday to Aaliyah !

Join me in celebrating this beautiful angel Aaliyah.  Her contributions to music, fashion and television will live forever in her absence. R.I.P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton we all miss you!

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Nancy Wilson dies at 81 Years Old…RIH

Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. She was notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her version of the standard “Guess Who I Saw Today“. Wilson recorded more […]

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