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When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics off the old spinner racks at Waldenbooks. As the years went on and specialty comic shops opened, my friends and I had a comic book ritual…

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Bad Boy, Biggie, Craig Mack, Dead, Diddy, Entertainment, Featured, Video -

Rapper Craig Mack, best known for his hit 1994 single "Flava in Ya Ear," has died of heart failure at 46 years old, according to the New York Daily News. Reportedly, he passed away on Monday at a hospital near his Walterboro, SC home.

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Albert Freeman Jr, Dead, Death, Elijah Muhammad, Entertainment, Malcolm X, NAACP Image Award, One Life to Live, Spike Lee -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, 'Malcolm X,' has died. He was 78...

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The first white president of a student chapter of NAACP at an HBCU has been mysteriously found dead...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Ranking Trevor, a pioneer of rap reggae during the 1970s, has died in a traffic accident in Jamaica. He was 60...

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Amen, Dead, Death, Entertainment, Sherman Hemsley, Sherman Hemsley Dead, Television, The Jeffersons -

theGRIO REPORT - Sherman Hemsley, the beloved comic actor who made George Jefferson of The Jeffersons a TV icon and a household name has reportedly died at age 74, according to TMZ...

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Africa, Atta Mills, Dead, Death, Ghana, News, President -

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - State-run television in Ghana is announcing that President John Atta Mills has died at age 68...

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NEW YORK - A 4-year-old boy who dreamed of being a basketball player was killed Sunday night while playing in a Bronx park after he was struck by a stray bullet from a nearby gun battle...

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Dead, Death, Food, Harlem, New York City, News, Restaurant, Sylvia Woods, Sylvia's -

NEW YORK - The founder of the famed Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia's has died. Sylvia Woods was 86...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - William Raspberry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most widely read black journalists of his generation, died Tuesday. He was 76...

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Cancer, Casey Cole, Dead, Death, Entertainment, Maria Cole, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Widow -

Maria Cole, mother of Natalie Cole and widow of the great Nat King Cole died on Tuesday from cancer at the age of 89...

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Brass Band, Dead, Entertainment, Lionel Batiste, Music, New Orleans, Treme -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lionel Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band, has died. He was 81...

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Cain TV, CNN, Dead, Death, Herman Cain, Homeless, Internet, Lewis Brown, Politics, Street Smarts -

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has been making waves again recently with the launch of his own conservative online network -- Cain TV...

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Boxing, Cleveland, Dead, Death, Jimmy Bivins, News, Sports -

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jimmy Bivins, a boxing great of the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92...

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Cancer, Clara Braithwaite, Dead, Death, Dolly, Entertainment, Grandmother, Rihanna -

Rihanna has suffered a tragic loss. Her beloved grandmother, Clara 'Dolly' Braithwaite has died after a longtime battle with cancer...

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Los Angeles Times reported that Sandra Gardea, 31, one of Rodney King's next door neighbors said she heard music playing and a man sobbing uncontrollably...

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MIAMI (AP) — Writer Erica Kennedy has been found dead in her Miami Beach apartment. She was 42.

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Bobby Brown, Cocaine, Dead, Death, Drugs, Entertainment, Leola Brown, Ray J, Whitney Houston -

Leolah Brown, sister to Bobby Brown claims that she knows what happened to Whitney Houston, and she can prove it...

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American Graffiti, Dead, Death, Graffiti, Graffiti Artist, News, Stay High 149, Wayne Roberts -

Pioneer graffiti artist Wayne Roberts known as "Stay High 149" died Monday from complications of liver disease in the Bronx, NY...

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Chris Bosh, Dead, Masseuse, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Heat, NBA, News, Sports -

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida masseuse died at a hospital after collapsing at the Miami Beach home of injured Heat forward masseuse Chris Bosh...

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Dead, Death, Entertainment, Herb Reed, Music, R&B, Soul, The Platters -

BOSTON (AP) - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like 'Only You' and 'The Great Pretender,' has died. He was 83...

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