Deaths

A fighter on and off the court, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell paved the way for Black players, coaches and racial justice advocates.

Videos showed huge crowds amid reports of a stampede, but no cause of death was reported.

Tutu was a voice of reason who broke through the noise and complacency to make sure people understood what was right.

The controversial holistic guru, who once treated Michael Jackson and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, died in Honduras on August 6.

Nicholas “Nick” Caldwell, one of the founding members of The Whispers singing group, passed away Tuesday.

Frances Cress Welsing, the Black author and psychiatrist whose 1991 work The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors introduced the world to the "melanin theory" and the "neuroses" of white supremacy, has died.

Jordan Oliver (pictured), 11, was dared by a few classmates to jump off a wooden Bolinbrook, Ill., foot bridge (pictured below), and when she did, her body never resurfaced from the pond.  Sadly, the girl was pronounced dead Tuesday night at a local hospital, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. SEE ALSO: Mary Kennedy Commits Suicide Oliver, […]

MORRO BAY, California  — James “Red” Holloway, a noted saxophonist who played with the greats from the big band era through bebop, blues, R&B and modern jazz, has died in California. He was 84. His manager, Linda Knipe, says the Cambria resident died on Saturday at a care home in Morro Bay from kidney failure […]

NEW YORK-Robert L. Carter, a federal judge who helped form the case against segregation in the historic Brown Vs. Board Of Education Supreme Court trial has died at age 94 after complications from a stroke. Carter was part of Thurgood Marshall’s NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund as a lawyer and helped win the historic […]

*Check out the series of videos below on the civil rights legend* BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who was bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights and hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, has died. He was 89. Princeton Baptist Medical Center […]

BALTIMORE  — Police and fire officials say former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando “Zeus” Brown has been found dead at his Baltimore home. He was 40. The cause of death isn’t known. Sad! Hall Of Fame Defensive End Lee Roy Selmon Dies Joe “The Jet” Perry, NFL’s First Black MVP, Dead At 84 Fire spokesman […]

NEW YORK — Pastor Zachery Tims was found dead at the W Hotel in Times Square. Tims was the Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida. The New York Daily News Reports: It was not clear whether Tims was alone at the time of his death. The city’s medical examiner will perform an […]