The acclaimed poet, writer and actor was diagnosed with a brain tumor weeks ago.

News

Days of violence in Sudan have resulted in the deaths of at least 180 people, with many more left wounded.

Obituaries

Joseph ‘Jo’ Mersa Marley, a grandson of Bob Marley, has died at 31 years old.

Shanquella Robinson's mysterious death is similar to other unsolved deaths of Black women, including Tamla Horsford and Kenneka Jenkins.

World

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

Obituaries

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

Nation

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

Arts & Entertainment, Cross Post Now, Nation

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

Nation

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 […]