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Memorials

Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman dies

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the...

NBJC Honors the Life and Legacy of Julian Bond

Washington, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Julian Bond (1940-2015). A son of...

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies At 75

By Nathan James Julian Bond, whose career as a civil rights advocate and leader spanned five decades, died yesterday at his home in Fort Walton...

Legal Fears, Loneliness Cited In LGBT Advocate’s Suicide

By Nathan James When news of longtime LGBT advocate, life coach, and producer Nathan "Seven" Scott's sudden death appeared on social media earlier this week,...

Nathan ‘Seven’ Scott, Actor, Producer, LGBT Advocate, Dies Suddenly

Nathan 'Seven' Scott, a well-known figure in the Black gay community, noted for his work as a multimedia producer, LGBT advocate, author, and life...

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 73

US soul singer Percy Sledge, famed for his song When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 73. Steve Green from talent agency...

Coach Dean Smith Dies

American college basketball coaching legend Dean Smith, who won two national championships at the University of North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal, and was...

Former US Senator Edward Brooke Dies at 95

  Edward Brooke, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts and the first African-American elected by popular vote to the chamber, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke's...

Junior Malanda: Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder dies, aged 20

The Belgium Under-21 midfielder had made 15 appearances for the German Bundesliga side this season, including against Everton in the Europa League. Wolfsburg sporting director...

Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

WASHINGTON - A legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work appeared in songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna has died. Andrae Crouch died...