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Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

By SOPHIA TAREEN and MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and...

Comedic Actor John Witherspoon Of ‘Friday’ Fame Dead At 77

By Jade Walker Black Voices Comedic actor John Witherspoon, whose five decades in Hollywood included starring roles in the cult “Friday” film franchise and the popular...

John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil...

Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson, owner of Bessemer juke joint, dies at 99

WVTM 13 Henry "Gip" Gipson, the musician and owner of a popular juke joint in Bessemer, Alabama, has passed at the age of 99, according...

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the...

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

By Chevel Johnson Associated Press Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Hillel Italie Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,”...

Melvin Edmonds, Founding Member of R&B’s Soulful After 7, Dies at...

By Dana Sharif The Root Melvin Edmonds, older brother of legendary hitmaker Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and a founding member of the R&B group After 7, which...

Funeral for Chris McNair set on Friday, May 17

The Birmingham Times The funeral for Jewell Christopher (Chris) McNair will be held Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...

Jessie Nelson, owner of Nelson Brothers Café, dies at 78

Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Jessie Nelson, owner of Nelson Brother’s Café in Birmingham’s historic Fourth Avenue Business District, has died. He was 78. He was...

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