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Aretha Franklin, Bo Jackson, Detroit, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, MLB, Muhammad Ali, Music, NFL, Obituary, Olympics, Rest In Peace, Wrestlemania -

When the death of Aretha Franklin was announced to the world, the somber news was met with the kind of reverence usually reserved for political dignitaries or royalty. And what else would you expect for the Queen of Soul, the most celebrated voice of not just her generation but perhaps of all time? There are […]

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Aretha Franklin, Black History, Detroit, Music, Obituary, Rest In Peace -

And now, it’s time to pay the Queen our utmost respect. After a largely private battle with pancreatic cancer, musical icon Aretha Louise Franklin has died at the age of 76. The woman who gave women a voice — the woman who is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with a litany of […]

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Entertainment, Heart Failure, Obituary, Queen Latifah, Rita Owens, Video -

Rita Owens, the mother of actress and hip-hop legend Queen Latifah and her closest confidante, died Wednesday after struggling with heart failure for more than a decade. Latifah released a statement to several media outlets confirming Owens’ passing. READ MORE: Queen Latifah talks using her platform to support other women “It is with a heavy […]

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Journalist, Les Payne, News, Newsday, Obituary -

Les Payne, a highly revered, award-winning journalist for who championed racial equality died unexpectedly Monday evening at his home in Harlem, according to Newsday, where he spent his nearly 40 year career. He was 76. “He appreciated the people who appreciated him: the readers. They were the ones that he enjoyed writing for, and I […]

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21 Savage, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Music, Obituary, R&B, Rap, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Notorious B.I.G -

Fats Domino, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 1986 inaugural class, a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, died Oct. 24 at his home in suburban New Orleans. He was 89. Just as Domino helped push swing music to the margins […]

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Daily Uplift, Donald Trump, Get Lifted, Hillary Clinton, Obituary -

When you want to make a political statement from the grave, you have to work that much harder to be noticed. According to her obituary published in May 17’s Richmond Times Dispatch, Mary Anne Noland refused to make the choice of whom to vote for in the 2016 presidential election — Hillary Clinton or Donald […]

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