Obituaries

He's credited with changing the sound of Atlanta's hip-hop scene.

The pioneering actress whose shows focused on race and gender died at 99 on Christmas day.

South African activist Zoleka Mandela was 43.

A shroud of sorrow is cloaked over the shoulders of Black Twitter, which is mourning the death of soul singer Bobby Caldwell.

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show wanted to take a moment and offer up thoughts, prayers and some cherished memories they've had with Brandon Smiley after Rickey shared the tragic news of his passing Sunday.

The award-winning journalist's career was 66.

Actress Shonka Dukureh was found dead inside her Nashville apartment, right on the heels of a standout role in the new 'Elvis' biopic.

Actor Granville Adams died Sunday surrounded by his loved ones, family, and close friends. Adams, 58, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2020.

Damon Weaver, who gained prominence as a young student-journalist who landed high-profile interviews that included one with resident Barack Obama, died unexpectedly at the age of 23.

In memory of the great Maurice White, we've listed our 10 favorite Earth, Wind & Fire cuts. If we missed one of your favorites, let us know in the comments.

Pioneering African-American female architect Norma Merrick Sklarek, who helped design Los Angeles Airport’s Terminal 1 and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday in her home of Pacific Palisades, reports the Los Angeles Times. SEE ALSO: American Idol Music Director Honoring Motown At Carnegie Hall Sklarek was 85 years of age. Born in Harlem to […]

The death of Geronimo Pratt has shocked leaders in the black community who have quietly looked up to this revolutionary since his time with the original Black Panthers. As a prominent Panther leader, Pratt fell victim to what many believe was an FBI plot to destroy this political group when he was convicted of murder […]