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Albertina Walker Hailed as the “Queen of Gospel”, Albertina Walker was born in 1929 in Chicago, IL. At the age of four, Albertina began singing in the Children’s Choir of the West Point Baptist Church under the direction of Professor Pete Williams. It was during this time that America had undergone a major economic collapse […]
VIA Jawn Murray at BlackVoices.com: Robert Wilson of The Gap Band died on Sunday in Los Angeles after suffering a massive heart attack. The 53-year-old R&B veteran, known as the “Godfather of Bass Guitar,” died at his home in Palmdale, Calif., his manager Don Jackson confirmed to Tulsa World. Relatives became concerned when Wilson failed […]
The documentation of rock and roll’s Black roots should come as no surprise to anyone with an Internet connection and a thirst for musical knowledge, but many are unaware of the band Death and the role that they played in shaping the sound of 1970s proto-punk music.
A lot of things can change in a year, but La Toya Jackson’s opinion on what happened to her brother is clearly not one of them.
VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A woman who starved her 1-year-old son to death at the behest of a religious cult leader has been given a suspended sentence and probation. Ria Ramkissoon pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her son, Javon Thompson. The plea agreement contained an extraordinary provision: If Javon is […]
VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Montgomery County detectives are investigating the death of District middle school principal Brian Betts as a homicide, county Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said Friday afternoon. “At this point we don’t believe he was a random victim,” Manger said. “We suspect it is a homicide. We are investigating it as such.” […]
VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Gilbert Arenas already faces a difficult week ahead, with his sentencing for felony gun possession set for Friday. But Arenas’s troubles were magnified recently, when he discovered that his estranged mother, Mary Francis Robinson, died in Miami. Robinson passed away on March 13, but Arenas didn’t find out until a few […]
From PEOPLE: The “Set It Off” castmates are still closer than ever. While presenting Queen Latifah with the Power Award at the third annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Pinkett Smith became choked up over the recent passing of her father, who succumbed to a heart attack. GALLERY: Stars Shine At “Black Women In […]
VIA SINGERSROOM: Los Angeles authorities have officially changed the death certificate belonging to late King of Pop, Michael Jackson to reflect an exact cause of death. Updated due to the completion of a lengthy investigation, Jackson’s cause of death has now been labeled a murder due to ‘acute Propofol intoxication’ via an ‘intravenous injection from […]
VIA MSNBC: U.S. consumers have been bombarded with reports of contaminated food in recent years, from salmonella in peanut butter and spinach to E. coli in cookie dough and ground beef. Individually, the outbreaks are alarming, but collectively, they represent what the consumers’ group Center for Science in the Public Interest calls “a perfect storm […]