Death

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WATCH: Linda Brown on How She Remade the Nation's Education System

Celebrate the life of the civil rights icon at the center of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

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WATCH: New Doc Highlights The Black History of Punk

“We have been pushed to the margins, but we create in those margins, and it doesn’t get more punk than that.”

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Remember Rod Temperton's Songwriting Legacy With 5 of His Iconic Songs

The man behind songs like “Thriller” and “Rock With You’s” death was confirmed today.

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The World Honors George Curry, Black Journalism Pioneer and Champion

Curry, who notably founded “Emerge” magazine and spent his life empowering Black community media, died at the age of 69 this past weekend. 

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Funeral Service For Muhammad Ali Draws Thousands

An estimated 14,000 mourners flocked to Ali’s hometown of Louisville to celebrate the boxer’s life.

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Autopsy: Prince Overdosed on Fentanyl

The medical examiner says the fatal dose was self-injected.

Philly and Los Angeles' First Black Police Head Dead at 72

Willie Williams joined the LAPD in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and 1992 riots. 

8 Must-See Reactions to SCOTUS Justice Scalia’s Death

From the White House to Congress to the campaign trail, what the biggest political players have to say about Antonin Scalia’s death and the space it opens up on the Supreme Court.

Remember Maurice White With These Four Badass Earth, Wind & Fire Live Performances

White, founder of the seminal group, died on February 4 at the age of 74. 

Five John Trudell Quotes to Commemorate His Exceptional Life

The respected 69-year-old Native activist and poet died this week.

Black Punk Predecessors 'Death' Recognized By The Smithsonian

The all-black power trio, only recently credited as a forerunner of punk rock, will be recognized in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Bobbi Kristina Brown Passes at Age 22

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown passed in hospice care yesterday.