Lauren London shares a final love letter to Nipsey Hussle

Lauren London shares a final love letter to Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle’s celebration of life took place on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Thousands gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor the legacy of the man born Ermias Joseph Asghedom who was taken too soon. Family, friends, and fans alike gathered in his honor. After his mother, Angelique Smith and his brother, Samuel Asghedom […]

Nipsey Hussle honored at private service

Nipsey Hussle honored at private service

Nipsey Hussle’s family and friends remembered the late rapper in a private service. The music star, 33, who was shot dead outside his Marathon Clothing store last month, was remembered by pals and loved ones, including his brother, Samiel Asghedom, at Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles in a private service on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. […]

Sad funeral turns to outrage after Missouri mom faked daughter’s death for cash

Sad funeral turns to outrage after Missouri mom faked daughter's death for cash

The death of someone at a young age is heart-wrenching. When family and friends were told that Brittany Johnson-Webster, 21, was killed in an auto accident, they packed her funeral at Ferguson Heights Church of Christ on Nov. 10, 2018, in Ferguson, Missouri. Johnson-Webster’s untimely death was even a shock to her when an aunt […]

Kim Porter’s son Quincy speaks out about his mother’s death

Kim Porter‘s son believes his family has grown stronger thanks to the messages of support they’ve received. The 47-year-old model died suddenly earlier this month and her oldest child, 27-year-old Quincy Brown — admitted her passing is the “toughest heartbreak” he will ever experience but he’s very grateful for the “endless love” he’s received from people over […]

Diddy thanks his fans for their support since Kim Porter’s death

Diddy thanks his fans for their support since Kim Porter's death

Rap star Sean “Diddy” Combs has thanked his fans for their support ahead of Kim Porter‘s funeral. The 49-year-old hip-hop mogul has taken to his Twitter account to thank his followers for the love they’ve shown him following the sudden death of his ex-girlfriend on Nov. 15, 2018. Diddy — who had kids Christian, 20, […]

Chicago funeral shootout, rapper FBG Wooski in critical condition (video) 

Chicago funeral shootout, rapper FBG Wooski in critical condition (video) 

The stories of violence in Chicago, Illinois, have become commonplace in the national news. But the latest shooting has law enforcement fearful of a continued escalation. At a funeral for local rapper Vantrease R. Criss, who went by the name “Dooski Tha Man” and was part of the rap collective Fly Boy Gang (FBG), a fellow […]

Regina Belle, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone celebrate Aretha Franklin

Regina Belle, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone celebrate Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was the people’s queen, and as such, one day before her homegoing services were held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, a free tribute concert was held in her honor at the beautiful Chene Park Amphitheater located alongside the Detroit River in Detroit. Among the performers were Detroiter Keith Washington, R&B songstress Angie Stone, […]

J-Hud, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and more sang the roof off at Aretha’s funeral

J-Hud, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and more sang the roof off at Aretha's funeral

The Aretha Franklin homegoing celebration was simply amazing. Dignitaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment and gospel music came together to send the “Queen of Soul” off this earthly plane on a high note. Those in attendance included former president Bill Clinton and former First Lady and U.S. Sen. Hilary Clinton, former U.S. Attorney General […]

Watch: Stevie Wonder pays final tribute to Aretha Franklin

Watch: Stevie Wonder pays final tribute to Aretha Franklin

As the world paused for the day to pay its final respects to the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, no performer brought as much gravitas to the building than its closer, Stevie Wonder. After a soul-stirring harmonica solo and an equally emotional speech, in which he interpolated a popular Trumpian phrase, telling the audience […]

Yay or nay: Did Faith Hill properly honor Aretha Franklin with this tribute?

Yay or nay: Did Faith Hill properly honor Aretha Franklin with this tribute?

Country music superstar Faith Hill was one of the very first singers to grace the stage for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s star-studded “Celebration of Life” homegoing ceremony. And while there were many stellar vocal performances throughout the day, Hill left many a person conflicted on exactly how to feel about her tribute. So instead […]

Priest calls cops on Black family at funeral

Priest calls cops on Black family at funeral

A moment of extreme grief turned into what some would call extremely bad judgment when a priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, called police during the funeral service of a Black family. In another installment of the “Racial Twilight Zone,”  police reportedly were called to the parish on Tuesday, June 26, […]

Funeral update for ‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis

Funeral update for 'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis

Award-winning American film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, 39, died after complications from heart failure on Saturday, July 8, 2017. A celebration of Ellis’ life will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The viewing and funeral service will be open to the public.  A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 21, […]

Funeral update: Morehouse College’s late president William ‘Bill’ Taggart

Funeral update: Morehouse College's late president William 'Bill' Taggart

Morehouse College Announces Memorial Service for Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart Memorial services to honor the memory of Morehouse College Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart will be held on Friday, June 16, at the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. The services will begin at 10 a.m. with a private Kappa Alpha Psi […]

Bishop Eddie Long funeral update

Bishop Eddie Long funeral update

Bishop Eddie L. Long, 63, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at around 3 a.m. EST. He had a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Lithonia, […]

Ali disrespected by ticket scalpers on Craigslist

Ali disrespected by ticket scalpers on Craigslist

What should have been a free memorial celebration for the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali is being turned into a profit venture by unscrupulous individuals. The funeral and memorial service for Ali is scheduled to take place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and 15K free tickets were distributed to the public. […]

Black folks are mad at White celebrities taking over Ali funeral

Black folks are mad at White celebrities taking over Ali funeral

The recent announcement of details of the memorial services for Muhammad Ali has some Black folks hopping mad. So far, the announced eulogists for the champ are former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, noted Black journalist Bryant Gumble, Attallah Shabazz, wife Lonnie Ali, eldest daughter Maryum and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. […]

Atlanta pays final respects to R&B entertainer Tommy Brown

Atlanta pays final respects to R&B entertainer Tommy Brown

This past weekend a pioneer in early R&B, Tommy Brown, was laid to rest. As previously reported by rolling out, Brown was a popular entertainer during the heyday of Atlanta’s nightlife and had hits that saw him reach No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts of the 1950s both in America and Europe. His big hit […]

Michael ‘Magic’ Barney lays brother, slain police officer, to rest

Michael 'Magic' Barney lays brother, slain police officer, to rest

Well over a thousand mourners filled St. Paul AME Church in Atlanta to celebrate the life of slain Riverdale Police Major Gregory E. Barney. He was assisting the Clayton County, Georgia Police Department when a suspect shot him four times in the chest and wrist. Barney was rushed to Southern Regional Medical Center where he died […]

Funeral home puts the ‘fun’ back in funeral by serving liquor and food

Funeral home puts the 'fun' back in funeral by serving liquor and food

The funeral of a loved one can be a sad time or a moment for the celebration of life. For one funeral home in Wheeling, Illinois, it will be a celebration because of a recent measure approved by the city council. Kolssak Funeral Home has been granted a liquor license and will now be serving […]

Marvin Sapp celebrates Apostle Richard D. Henton’s life in song

Marvin Sapp celebrates Apostle Richard D. Henton's life in song

[jwplatform 5wvE9FQW] Marvin Sapp gave a tribute at Apostle Richard D. Henton’s funeral who served in the ministry for 66 years.  He was a legend in Chicago and all over the world through his work on Total Living Network, WJYS/TV62 and WEDE TV34.  Apostle Richard D. Henton, famed Chicago religious leader, dies