Deaths

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.

The NFL has experienced a tragedy with the lost of one of their own, Kansas City Chiefs’ player, Jovan Belcher.  It appears he murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself outside the practice facility. Our prayers go out to both victims’ families and the organization. click here to read more Follow Faith Dixson on Twitter

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 […]

LOS ANGELES-Charles “Bubba” Smith who played nine seasons in the NFL and starred in six “Police Academy” movies as officer Hightower  has died at 66. TMZ reports: Law enforcement officials tell TMZ … LAPD received a 911 call at 12:54PM today — and officers responded to his home in the Baldwin Hills area. The fire […]

NEW YORK-Black historian, Manning Marable has died at age 60 of complications related to pneumonia. Marable was the the director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York. The Root reports: A lifelong Marxist, Manning was a member of Committees of Correspondence […]

A lot of us who love hip hop music and have grown up with Nate Dogg are privately reflecting on his death and how this…

TRINIDAD Sir Ellis Clark, the first President of Trinidad has died at 92. Clark helped create Trinidad and Tobago’s constitution and was the country’s first President after the country ceased to be a republic of England in 1976. Clark was knighted by Queen Elizabeth of England in 1972 and has served as an ambassador to […]

ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA Bobby Farrell, the frontman for 70s disco group, Boney M, has died in St. Petersburg, Russia. Born Alfonso Farrell, he traveled from his native Aruba to Norway, where he began his singing career and eventually became the frontman the disco group “Boney M.” “Boney M” had two smash hits in the 80s […]

Apostle Betty Peebles, the Senior Pastor of Jericho City of Praise church in Landover, Maryland has passed away according to their website. It is with a sorrowful spirit that I announce the passing to glory of my beloved mother and your beloved Apostle, Betty P. Peebles. Her smile will forever be etched in our hearts. […]

Ronald W. Walters, one of the country’s leading scholars of the politics of race, who was a longtime professor at Howard University and the University…