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R&B singer Teena Marie has passed away at the age of 54. TMZ.com is reporting that the Grammy nominated singer once known as Rick James’ protégée — died in her sleep last night at the age of 54. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee,  was one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She played guitar, […]

VIA: PraisePhilly.com It is with deep sadness and great regret that we report the death of Albertina Walker. According to her publicist, the Gospel legend died this morning at 4:30 a.m. in her hometown Chicago. In early September, rumors of Walker’s passing had spread so wildly that she posted a message on her Facebook page […]

AUSTIN, Texas — A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said. A man fired an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library early Tuesday, UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said. “He subsequently […]

*On Saturday EURweb reported the passing of entrepreneur, humanitarian and Black Music Legend Dick Griffey. At the time, we didn’t have any specifics regarding his death. http://www.eurweb.com/?p=53392

Praise Family and Friends, It’s with our deepest sympathy that we inform you that Pastor Marvin Sapp’s wife MaLinda Sapp has passed on today after battling colon cancer. It was confirmed on the Lonnie Williams show today. An official press release has not been issued yet but more details will be coming on the Yolanda […]

Harold Dow, the veteran CBS News correspondent died Saturday. He was 62.  His career at CBS spanned almost 40 years.  He was a five-time Emmy winner and a correspondent for 48 Hours since the program’s inception.  Read more:

From JENNIFER CHANCELLOR – World Scene Writer (Tulsaworld.com): In a Tulsa World phone interview last week – his last public interview – Robert Wilson expressed joy about an impending return to his boyhood city, an Aug. 28 festival headlining show here and a following tour. “I can’t wait to get back home,” Wilson said as […]

Robert Wilson, the bassist for the funk and R&B group the Gap Band, has died. He was 53. His death was confirmed by Karen Lee, publicist for his brother and Gap Band singer Charlie Wilson. Robert Wilson had been touring over the past few weeks, including a stop in his hometown in Tulsa, Okla. The […]

VIA Jawn Murray at BLACKVOICES.com: Gospel music legend Bishop Walter Hawkins has died at age 61. The Grammy Award-winning contemporary gospel singer succumbed to a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer at his home in Ripon, Calif. on Sunday. “Today, I lost my brother, my pastor and my best friend,” said Hawkins’ brother, Edwin Hawkins. “Bishop […]

Via Blackvoices.com: Former Temptations front man Ali “Ollie” Woodson died on Sunday, May 30 after a battle with Leukemia. The Detroit native, who was the lead singer for legendary Motown group from 1984 to 1986 and again from 1988 to 1996, also penned the group’s hit single ‘Treat Her Like A Lady.’ Woodson left the […]

VIA KHOU.com: by khou.com staff A Sugar Land teen was killed over the weekend while traveling in Nuevo Laredo, according to the Fort Bend County ISD. Elisabeth Mandala, 18,  was a senior at Kempner High School. A Mexican newspaper reports Mandala and two men were beaten to death near the town of Mina. Their bodies were found […]

Via ABCLOCALGO.com: Houston police are trying to figure out who killed a husband and wife in their southwest Houston apartment. Their bodies were found by their daughter Tuesday afternoon. Police say the couple was killed execution style, which if true, would make this more than a random killing. In front of the couple’s apartment, where […]