The actor/comedian Sean Lampkin, best known for playing bar owner Nipsey on the hit 90s sitcom "Martin," has reportedly died.

These individuals touched our lives and shifted the culture with their timeless contributions.

The controversial radio host died at the age of 64.

Few people have had as wide an impression across industries as Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols.

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

With barely anytime to process the information, Kryst's family released a statement describing her as "a great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength." 

While known by many for his in-depth coverage and connection to hip hop, Tate was a quintessential culture critic engaging Black art and life in an unapologetic exploration of creativity. Scrolling through Tate's work at the Village Voice readers will find everything from profiles of Daughter of the Dusk Director Julie Dash to reviews of Terry McMillan's "A Day Late" and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled." 

Malikah Shabazz, Malcolm X's youngest daughter, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment after her daughter made the discovery, according to law enforcement officials. She was 56-years-old.

It saddens us to reveal that Chicago's own Timuel Black, a longtime civil right activist and respected historian, has died at the age of 102.

Veteran Nollywood actress Rachael Oniga, a legendary presence in the Nigerian movie industry who was known for her maternal roles, died July 31. She was 64 years old.

Glen Ford, a veteran broadcast and print journalist who hosted the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on TV before going on to found the Black Agenda Report, has died at 71.

The rapper passed away on Friday after being hospitalized at White Plains Hospital in New York.