Little Known Black History Facts

Eunetta T. Boone was a writer and producer who got her start in television writing for a number of hit series like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Roc, and The Parent ‘Hood. The Washington, D.C. native passed on March 20, reportedly of a heart attack. Boone was born and raised in the nation’s capitol. She […]

National News, News

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73. “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, his eyes red, announced the death in […]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, (pictured on left) the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and hidebound predecessors, Abdullah assertively threw his oil-rich nation’s weight behind […]

Arts & Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrae Crouch was remembered at his funeral in Los Angeles for his dedication to spreading gospel music around the world. The Grammy-winning gospel performer, songwriter and choir director was honored Wednesday during a service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. There were performances and appearances by the Rev. […]

News, Newsletter, Top News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91. Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey died on Jan. 5 in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday. […]

Life & Style

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and “more than a few dogs,” according to a […]

Arts & Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common’s albums, has died. Lynn died at age 71 on Friday, Common said in an interview Monday in Los Angeles. He gave no further details. Lynn was a star high school basketball player in Chicago and played […]

News, Top News

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76. Myers, a longtime resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan after a brief illness, publisher HarperCollins announced. A onetime troublemaker who dropped […]

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Dr. Maya Angelou‘s funeral on Saturday and her  speech paid beautiful tribute to Angelou’s life and spirit and how she inspired an entire generation. Through Angelou’s works I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together In My Name and her poems “Still I Rise” and “Phenomenal Women” […]