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Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

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Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in...

One year later: Remembering Kobe Bryant and 8 others who died...

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WVNS TV CALABASAS, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — It’s been one year since NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a...

Hank Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer, Dead at 86

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MSN News Hank Aaron, one of the greatest players in baseball history, who smashed Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in defiance of threats to...

Principal Joe Clark, who inspired film ‘Lean on Me,’ dies

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Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods...

2020 Was a Year of Loss. Here Are Those We Love...

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Compiled by Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times In any year, the deaths of great musicians, Hall of Fame athletes, elected officials, Civil Rights leaders, and others...

Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid Passes Away At Age 53

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By Brooklyn White Essence We are sad to report on the passing of actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, who appeared in movies such as B*A*P*S, Set It Off, Cinderella and Madea’s Big Happy...

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 ‘Freedom Rides’, dies at 83

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The Associated Press SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died...

Alex Trebek, Revered Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ for 36 Years, Dies at...

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MSN News Alex Trebeck, the beloved host of gameshow “Jeopardy!” since its 1984 debut in syndication, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 80. The official “Jeopardy!”...

Singer Bishop Rance Allen Dies At 71, Kirk Franklin And Gospel...

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Vibe Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen has died at the age of 71. The minister of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) passed away on Saturday morning...

Joe Morgan, Baseball Hall Of Famer, Dies At 77

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By Joe Kay Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of the Big Red Machine and...