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Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others

By TIM REYNOLDS Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out dining and got approached by someone asking for his...

Autherine Lucy Foster, first Black student at University of Alabama, dies...

Associated Press Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black student to enroll at the University of Alabama, died Wednesday. She was 92. University officials announced her death...

Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age...

By Paul Newberry Associated Press Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way...

Noted Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at 41

By Jake Coyle Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of...

Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State and military leader, dies...

By ROBERT BURNS WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained...

Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP News LOS ANGELES (AP) — Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic...

Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies at 81

By LINDSEY BAHR Associated Press Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series “The Mod Squad” and Prince’s father...

Family remembers ‘Cleve’ Eaton, 80, the jazz great, who died Sun.

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Cleveland “Cleve” Eaton, the Hall of Fame jazz legend from Fairfield (Ala.), died on Sunday morning. He was 80. “He was...

HARPER LEE, ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ AUTHOR, HAS DIED AT 89

BY KENDAL WEAVER AND HILLEL ITALIE   NEW YORK (AP) -- Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern...

Jennifer Williams Announces The Loss Of Her Mother

  A former Basketball Wives star is mourning the loss of her mother just days after celebrating Christmas with her. Jennifer Williams revealed on Instagram that...

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