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IN MEMORIAM: Joe Morgan, “Big Red Machine” Star Dies at 77
October 22, 2020
Joe Leonard Morgan, one of the all-time greatest second basemen in Major League Baseball history, and a key cog in Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, has died at the age of 77. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Death of ‘Sweet Lou’ Johnson
October 14, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the death of beloved Dodger baseball player and community relations representative ‘Sweet Lou’ Johnson who died at the age of 86. ... read more »
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: MLB Great Bob Gibson Dies at 84
October 9, 2020
Gibson emerged as a raw, but immensely talented rookie who would not be denied stardom. He became a full-time starting pitcher in July 1961 and earned his first All-Star appearance in 1962. Gibson won two of three games he pitched in the 1964 World Series, then won 20 games in a season for the first time in 1965. Gibson also pitched three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series. ... read more »
“Sweet” Lou Johnson Passes Away
October 3, 2020
“Sweet” Lou Johnson, who hit a key home run for the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series against Minnesota, passed away last night at the age of 86.  ... read more »
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
September 24, 2020
Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. ... read more »
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
September 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, has died at her home in Washington. She was 87. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Ronald Charles Smith Sr.
September 10, 2020
Ronald Charles Smith Sr. made his transition on July 1, 2020. He succumbed from Covid-19. He was born May 21, 1935, in Galveston Island, Texas, where he was raised with 6 siblings. ... read more »
In Loving Memory of Emanuel “Bawee” Bonnee May 10th, 1924 – August 31st, 2020
September 10, 2020
Emanuel was born on May 10, 1924 to Virgie and Anthony Bonnee in New Orleans, LA. He was the third child of 8 siblings born to that union. ... read more »
Legendary Black Golf Instructor Frank Snow Passes Away
September 10, 2020
Pro-am golf champion Frank Snow has passed away at the age of 78. Snow spent decades teaching Black youth how to golf and was a mentor of Tiger Woods long before he was famous. ... read more »
Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, John Thompson II Dies At 78
September 3, 2020
“Don’t let eight pounds of air be the sum total of your existence,” the words of the legendary basketball coach, John Thompson II are etched in the lobby of Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena, where his legacy as the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship will forever be cemented in history.   ... read more »
Actor and Cultural Icon, Chadwick Boseman, Passes at 43
September 3, 2020
The talented and beloved actor leaves iconic movies and life for everyone to admire. ... read more »
Roland Davidson “Uncle Roland”
September 3, 2020
Roland was born on October 14, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the only child of Henry Joseph Davidson and Wilna Angelain Davidson. He attended Joseph A. Craig Elementary School Albert Wicker Junior High School, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He was born in a section of the city known as “The Treme,” and grew up in St. Peter Claver Parish. ... read more »
Family Announces Private Funeral Service for Hon. Gwen Moore
September 3, 2020
A private homegoing celebration for the Hon. Gwen Moore is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles, her family has announced. ... read more »
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
August 31, 2020
John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43
August 28, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, the actor and star of the blockbuster film “Black Panther” has died of stage IV colon cancer at the age of 43. Boseman appeared in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” “Get on Up,” “42” and “Draft Day.” Boseman’s twitter account reported the news. ... read more »
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