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Obituaries

5 things to know about Aretha Franklin’s amazing ‘gold’ casket

By A.R. Shaw / September 1, 2018

10 powerful and controversial moments from Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service

By A.R. Shaw / September 1, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s homegoing in Detroit fit for a queen

By A.R. Shaw / August 31, 2018

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

By Mo Barnes / August 16, 2018

5 inspiring quotes from the late, great Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

By A.R. Shaw / April 2, 2018

Queen Latifah mourns the loss of her mother, Rita Owens

By Sierra Porter / March 22, 2018

Director Bryan Barber prepares to lay his son to rest

By Yvette Caslin / February 17, 2018

Lerone Bennett Jr., former executive editor of ‘Ebony’ magazine, dead at 89

By Terry Shropshire / February 15, 2018

Delta Sigma Theta’s 17th national president Mona Humphries Bailey dies

By Yvette Caslin / January 13, 2018

Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

By A.R. Shaw / December 27, 2017

Jordan Feldstein, Miguel and Maroon 5 manager, dead at 40

By rolling / December 23, 2017

Hip-hop legend, podcaster Combat Jack dead at 48

By A.R. Shaw / December 20, 2017

Robert Guillaume of the hit show ‘Benson’ dies at 89

By A.R. Shaw / October 24, 2017

Friends react to fashion designer Mychael Knight’s death

By Yvette Caslin / October 18, 2017

‘Project Runway’s’ Mychael Knight dead at 39

By Yvette Caslin / October 17, 2017

Hugh Hefner’s cause of death revealed

By Yvette Caslin / October 4, 2017

‘Playboy’ founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

By Mo Barnes / September 28, 2017

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

By R. Hawkins / September 24, 2017

NFL star and Black action hero Bernie Casey dead at 78

By Mo Barnes / September 21, 2017

Louis Farrakhan, Stevie Wonder, Maxine Waters honor Dick Gregory at his funeral

By A.R. Shaw / September 17, 2017