Former college basketball player and longtime coach Flip Saunders was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for some time now. Saunders succumbed to the disease on Sunday, just ahead of the start of the NBA‘s 2015-16 season. Coach Saunders was 60.
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first Black actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway musical Les Misérables, died in a fall last Friday in New York. Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest actor to ever take on the role as well, and he was set for larger roles in the coming year.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, one of the many Civil Rights activists who bravely endured the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104.
Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles Police Department detective who alleged The Notorious B.I.G. was killed through a conspiracy, has suddenly died. Via Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at the Homicide Bureau reported that Russell Poole collapsed Wednesday morning, according to a sheriff’s department official. He was meeting with detectives about a […]
Louis Stokes made history on November 6, 1968, when he became the first African-American to be elected to Congress for the state of Ohio; a position he would go on serve on fifteen consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
MC Supreme, the rapper best known for his 1990 single “Black in America” which appeared on the popular compilation album We’re All in the Same Gang, was killed on Saturday (June 13) in a car accident in Malibu.
Jazz music of yesterday doesn’t exactly align with social media whims of the present time, but there is no taking away the timelessness the refined sounds brought to the table. Let alone, influenced other genres, especially Hip-Hop.
The Hip-Hop community was dealt a deafening blow over the weekend when it was officially confirmed that Lionel Pickens b.k.a. Chinx was murdered in Queens early Sunday morning.
Johnny Kemp, the Bahamian singer best known for his top-ten Billboard 1988 hit “Just Got Paid,” has died at the age of 55.
Earl Lloyd, who broke the NBA‘s color barrier by becoming the league’s first Black player, died Thursday (Feb. 27). The trailblazing basketball pioneer was one of four men who ushered in a new age of diversity for the sport.
Jerome Kersey, best known for his contributions to the Portland Trail Blazers championship runs in the early 90s (1990 and 1992), has died at age 52 of a blood clot that traveled through his leg. The Blazers’ have quickly released a statement: A beloved figure and one of the most prolific Portland Trail Blazers, Jerome […]
The Jacka, a Bay Area rapper who got his start with the Mob Figaz, was shot and killed Monday (Feb. 2) night in Oakland. The 37-year-old artist released a wealth of material over the years since the late 1990’s, and was active recently as last fall.