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Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black...

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Associated Press Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “...

Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide, Dies at 98

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president...

Dr. Mable Anderson, founder of the Village Creek Society, dies at...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times  Dr. Mable B. Anderson, founder of the Village Creek Society (VCS), died on Sunday, March 1. She was 89. Dr. Anderson...

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...

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