Tag: Rest In Peace

Arizona Cardinals Cornerback Jeff Gladney, 25, Dies in Fatal Car Crash With Girlfriend

Many Black men grew up with a morbid understanding, often passed down amongst family members, that living past the age of 25 is somehow a luxury that half won’t get a chance to experience — police brutality, gang violence and drug abuse are just… Continue Reading “Arizona Cardinals Cornerback Jeff Gladney, 25, Dies in Fatal Car Crash With Girlfriend”

Master Rocker: 10 Best Bernard Wright Samples In Music

Many music lovers are currently mourning the loss of ’80s funk and jazz keyboardist Bernard Wright. However, there’s also an equal amount of people out there who may be just discovering his musical brilliance today. For the fans and new listeners alike out there, we put… Continue Reading “Master Rocker: 10 Best Bernard Wright Samples In Music”

Bob Lanier, NBA’s Left-Handed Legend Of The 70s, Dies At 73

Longtime basketball fans suffered a sad loss yesterday following news confirming the death of NBA Hall Of Famer Bob Lanier at the age of 73. pic.twitter.com/fz8D3aPXxt — NBA (@NBA) May 11, 2022 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The NBA released… Continue Reading “Bob Lanier, NBA’s Left-Handed Legend Of The 70s, Dies At 73”

Andrew Woolfolk, Saxophonist For Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies At 71

Losing anyone in the Black community hits us on a personal level, but it’s especially hurtful saying goodbye to one of our musical icons. Legendary saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk, known primarily for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire from the 1970s to 1990s, sadly… Continue Reading “Andrew Woolfolk, Saxophonist For Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies At 71”

DJ Kay Slay’s 10 Best Collaborative Mixtapes To Remember Him By

DJ Kay Slay, a New York City icon both for his renowned graffiti career and second act as an early 2000s Billboard hitmaker, died this past Sunday (April 17) following a four-month battle with COVID-19. Born Keith Grayson but also known as The Drama… Continue Reading “DJ Kay Slay’s 10 Best Collaborative Mixtapes To Remember Him By”

Tyrese’s Mom Succumbs To Battle With COVID-19 & Pneumonia

After last week’s previous report on the induced coma of Tyrese’s mom following her battle with pneumonia and COVID-19 simultaneously, it now appears that she unfortunately has passed away. View this post on Instagram A post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js   LIKE US… Continue Reading “Tyrese’s Mom Succumbs To Battle With COVID-19 & Pneumonia”

Charles McGee, A Pioneering Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot, Has Died At 102

Whether you found out about the Tuskegee Airmen in a history book, the 1995 HBO television movie named after them or George Lucas’ criminally-ignored 2012 film Red Tails, it goes without saying that America was indefinitely made proud by the Black men in that… Continue Reading “Charles McGee, A Pioneering Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot, Has Died At 102”

Deon Lendore, Former Olympic Track Star and Texas A&M Coach, Dies In Car Accident

The track and field community suffered a tragic loss recently with the death of Deon Lendore, a three-time Olympian from Trinidad and Tobago that died this week as a victim of a three-vehicle car crash in Texas. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE… Continue Reading “Deon Lendore, Former Olympic Track Star and Texas A&M Coach, Dies In Car Accident”

Ronnie Spector, Lead Singer Of The Ronettes, Dies At 78

It’s been less than two weeks since 2022 began and we’ve already had to say goodbye to more entertainers than we’d like to believe, including iconic P-Funk member Calvin Simon, heavily-sampled jazz legend James Mtume, and historic Hollywood leading man Sidney Poitier amongst others.… Continue Reading “Ronnie Spector, Lead Singer Of The Ronettes, Dies At 78”

P-Funk Vocalist Calvin Simon Dead at 79

Former Parliament-Funkadelic member Calvin Simon has died at age 79. His cause of death has not been reported. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. His passing was confirmed by fellow artist Bootsy Collins, who wrote on Instagram on Friday (Jan. 7): “We lost another Original member of Parliament/Funkadelic. A friend,… Continue Reading “P-Funk Vocalist Calvin Simon Dead at 79”