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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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Controversial Activist Roy Innis, Leader of CORE, Dies at 82

Roy Innis, who was leader of the Congress of Racial Equality for decades, but became…

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Remembering Tommy Ford: An Actor’s Reel Tribute

Thomas “Tommy” Mikal Ford’s laugh was everything – boisterous, sarcastic in tone at times, but…

Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn, ‘Radio Raheem’ from Spike Lee Classic, Dies

Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to…

Afeni Shakur, Mother of Tupac, Dead at 69

Afeni Shakur, mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur, died Monday night at the age of 69,…

Rev. Samuel ‘Billy’ Kyles, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide,Dies

Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, a civil rights leader who was among the last to be…

Crooner Billy Paul Dead at 80

Billy Paul, a jazz and soul singer best known for the No. 1 hit ballad…

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Earth, Wind and Fire Founder Maurice White Dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice¬†White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums…

Alex Poinsett, Former EBONY Editor, Dies at 89

Alex Poinsett, a former editor for EBONY has died, according to a statement released Wednesday…