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Trailblazing Dancer Arthur Mitchell Dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the first Black ballet dancer to receive international acclaim, died of heart failure Wednesday…

Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Cotton Dies at 88

Civil Rights activist and educator Dorothy Cotton has passed away at 88 years old. Cotton…

Dennis Edwards, Lead Singer of The Temptations, Dead at 74

Lead singer of legendary Motown group The Temptations, Dennis Edwards, has passed away at the…

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Charlie Murphy, Actor and Comedian, Dead at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy, who was known for his toast making style of joke telling, died of Leukemia…

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Carolyn Rush, Wife of Ill. Congressman Bobby Rush, Passes Away

Carolyn Rush, the wife of Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush has died, according to a tweet the…

ESPN Anchor John Saunders Passes Away at 61

Longtime ESPN anchor and show host Johns Saunders is dead, the network announced Wednesday. He…

MMA Community, Fans Pour Out Condolences for Fighter Kimbo Slice

The mixed martial arts community as well as its fans say they were shocked to…

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A Tribe Called Quest MC Phife Dawg Dies at 45

Phife Dawg, a founding member of legendary hip hop supergroup A Tribe Called Quest, died…

Gil Hill, Tough ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Boss, Dies at 84

Gil Hill the former Detroit City Council and police official who also played Eddie Murphy’s…

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Remembering Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White

Maurice White, who co-founded the iconic R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire died Wednesday, his brother Verdine announced in a…