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Kanye West's latest form of artistic expression has been poetry, which kicked off recently with a series of stanzas that summed up his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian. Now he's moving in a more morbid direction with a new one that pretty much alludes to his death.

Officials in South Africa are investigating an incident where a woman was declared dead at the scene of a crash, placed in a morgue freezer, then found alive. The incident occurred on June 24. After a car crash paramedics declared people dead at the scene, reports USA Today. Forensic officers brought the bodies to a morgue, […]

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rapper Big T, known for singing the hook on Lil’ Troy’s 1999 hit “Wanna Be a Baller,” has died. He was 52. Big T, whose name was Terence Prejean, died on Monday at a hospital in Houston, according to Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley. His official cause […]

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Unfortunately, we have sad news to share about a legendary urban theater director/producer/playwright. Shelly Garrett, “The Godfather of Urban Theater,” who is probably best known for his classic hit play, “Beauty Shop,” passed away May 4, 2018, after battling stomach cancer. He was 71. Here are thoughts from friends and associates on Facebook: Garrett, a […]

It’s been two years since the death of singer and legend Prince on April 16, 2016. The pain of his loss is still fresh and fans everywhere pay tribute to him, his style and most of all his music. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

Rapper Craig Mack, known for being the start of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment label, has died at the age of 46. The Daily News reports that Mack suffered heart failure at a hospital near his home in Walterboro, S.C. Monday, March 12. Mack was known for his 1994 summer hit Flava In Ya Ear that […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, has died of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. Gamble, recognizable during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, according to […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was “terribly saddened” by White’s passing, calling him a “champion and a […]

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MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial for the victims […]

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state’s corrections department announced Friday. The one-time Klan leader was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when […]

Atlanta news anchor, Amanda Davis died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, after suffering from a stroke on Tuesday. USA Today reports while boarding a flight at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport Davis had a stroke. She was on her way to San Antonio for the funeral of her step-father. Davis died at the hospital on Wednesday where she […]