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Richard Stephen Shaw, the Jamaican-American rap legend best known as Bushwick Bill of the Texas-based group Geto Boys in the 1980s, has died after his long battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 52. After confusion caused by fellow Geto Boys band member Scarface, who prematurely posted on Instagram that Bushwick Bill died Sunday…

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Bushwick Bill, the co-founder of the legendary 80’s/90’s rap group Geto Boys, has revealed that he has been beset with a severe medical condition and that the prospect for survival is grim. The rapper, who was born Richard Stephen Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, before becoming a Texas-based rap sensation with Geto Boys, told TMZ that…

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LL Cool J opens up about how cancer has touched his family LL’s wife, Simone Smith, was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in 2004, and had to undergo a 15-hour operation to have her right tibia removed and replaced with her left fibula, a steel rod, screws, nails and micro veins from her other leg, but…

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Aretha Franklin has been posthumously awarded in a major way. The “I Say A Little Prayer” hitmaker — who died last year at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer — has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for her contribution to American music and culture. Franklin is also the first individual woman to…

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NeNe Leakes made the reality TV world shudder when she made the announcement that she and her husband of 20 years, Gregg Leakes, were officially separating. The timing of Gregg Leakes, 63, moving out of the home they share is startling, considering he is currently battling stage 3 colon cancer. Leakes, 51, conveyed the fact that she…

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  Aretha Franklin was honored at a star-studded tribute concert. A hoard of A-list celebrities, including Alicia Keys and Celine Dion, took the stage to pay homage to the late Franklin — who died last year at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer — to relive the Queen of Soul’s biggest hits in a live tribute concert. Certain…

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The love that Rihanna fans, aka the Rihanna Navy, have for her is undeniable. In return, Rihanna shows her fans quite a bit of love as well. The “Diamonds” hitmaker had built a bond with one of her fans, Monia who was battling cancer. On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, Ri Ri admitted that she was “heartbroken”…

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Singer Trina Braxton’s ex-husband Gabe Solis lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. He was 43. Solis passed away at his home in Lakeway, Texas, about an hour west of the capital city of Austin, and was surrounded by friends and family when he made his final transition, TMZ reported. No other…

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If you are being treated for high blood pressure, you may need to check your medicine. The FDA has announced that two medications have been found to contain a cancer-causing substance, As a result, the pharmaceutical company has announced a voluntary recall of the medications. The high blood pressure medication involved are amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide…

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Taraji P. Henson went vegan to prevent stomach cancer. The 48-year-old actress has followed a plant-based diet — meaning she’s cut out meat and all other animal products including dairy and eggs — for several months after a doctor told her the stomach pains she was experiencing while on the set of The Best of Enemies this summer…

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, rolling out is helping women (and men) understand the complicated aspects of the second most common form of cancer, breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body.…

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Kyrzayda Rodriguez, who made a name for herself as an iconic and inspirational fashion blogger, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, after a short battle with gastric cancer. She was 40. Rodriguez was widely adored for her honesty regarding her battle with cancer. She often shared her ups and downs with her 487K followers on Instagram…

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Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill. The 76-year-old soul legend, who last performed at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in New York in November, is said to be at her home in Detroit, where her loved ones have gathered to say their goodbyes. According to Showbiz 411, her family has appealed for “prayers and privacy”…

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Healthy Referral Newspaper has published Preventive Health Report, a 19-page e-book written by three top medical doctors, Caldwell Esselstyn, Keith Block and Joseph Maroon. The authors offer valuable advice to readers looking to prevent and reverse the early signs of heart disease, cancer and aging as well as tips for boosting good health. [purchase_link id=”1047385″ text=”Purchase Ebook” style=”button” color=”blue”]

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Photo by Camilla Mhute for Steed Media The 10th annual Celebration for a Cause (C4AC) event was hosted by recording artist and actress Keri Hilson Wednesday night, Dec. 20, at Atlanta City Hall. The night was filled with glamour, networking and cancer awareness. Event founder Clay West’s mother succumbed to cancer. Sponsored and presented by Polow…

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