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Publicist Confirms: Music Icon Prince Dead at 57

Fans initially thought it was a hoax, but reports indicate sad news indeed true

According to reports, 57-year-old music icon, whose birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found…

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Daisy Lewellyn, Author and ‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ Star, Dies

Beauty expert and host succumbs to cancer at 36

Daisy Lewellyn, author, beauty expert and reality TV cast member of “Blood, Sweat & Heels,”…

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Lt. Calvin Spann, Tuskegee Airman and Pilot, Dies

Congressional Gold Medal honoree leaves legacy of breaking racial barriers

Spann became an original airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the…

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NBA Legend Moses Malone Dies at 60

Hall of Fame peer says basketball icon died of apparent heart attack

According to reports, Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer,…

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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

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Lorenzo Brown, President and Managing Editor of Sister 2 Sister, Dies

Founding member of staff was an educator and civil rights advocate

Lorenzo Brown, Ph.D., president and managing editor of Sister 2 Sister magazine, died August 21…

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NBA Legend Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins Dies

Baller was the first high school athlete to be drafted into the NBA

Darryl Dawkins, an NBA legend who played for the Philadelphia Sixers and the New Jersey…

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Activist, Dies

Former chairman of NAACP leaves legacy of leadership and service to the disenfranchised

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Bond’s death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died…

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

Composer, guitarist and entrepreneur had successful career that spanned more than 60 years

Blues legend, author, entrepreneur and composure known as the “King of Blues” died in his…

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PGA Legend Calvin Peete Dies

The superstar was one of the most accurate and most successful golfers in history

A 12 time PGA winner, Calvin Peete died this morning, at the age of 71.

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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Former Trail Blazers Player Jerome Kersey Dies at 52

Team owner credits the 17-year NBA veteran as 'one of the most beloved players'

Trail Blazers’ Owner credits 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey as “one of the most beloved…

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Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Titi Branch Dead At 45

There's no official confirmation on how she passed away

Miss Jessie’s co-founder Titi Branch, 45, has died. No confirmation on cause of death, however,…

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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New Jersey Historian and Author Clement A. Price Dies at 69

Rutgers University professor leaves exemplary legacy in education

Rutgers professor and Newark Historian Clement Price, Ph.D., suffered a stroke at the Jewish Film…

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Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe and Wife Die in Plane Crash

Nine were reportedly on board in Grand Bahamas tragedy

Prominent pastor Myles Munroe, Ph.D., his wife, Ruth, died in a plane crash in the…

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A Legacy Remembered: 7 Top Moments in Black Fashion with Oscar de la Renta

As the world mourns the death of an icon, take a look at African American celebrities in glam

With reports of the legendary designer’s death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal, Dies

Pioneer won at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

Alice Coachman, who ran track and field, died at the age of 90 in Georgia…

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