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Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant will be posthumously honored with the LA Area Emmy Governors Award next month. The basketball legend will be recognized posthumously since being selected by the award committee. He has been chosen thanks to “his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court.” The Emmy Governors…

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Kobe Bryant changed the way Kanye West “looks at life.” The NBA star tragically passed away in January when he and eight others — including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna — lost their lives during a helicopter crash. And West — who dubbed the sporting legend as one of his “best friends” — has now said…

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Kobe Bryant is set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The NBA legend tragically passed away in January at the age of 41 when his private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, taking his life and eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Fittingly, he has been unveiled as one of the…

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Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis has died. He was 85. Marsalis passed away in a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and his son Branford told The New York Times his death was due to complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took to Twitter to pay tribute to the musical “icon.”…

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The Game has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a tattoo on a distinct location of his body. The 40-year-old rapper is sporting new ink to remember the late basketball legend — who tragically died last month in a helicopter crash which also claimed the lives of his daughter Gianna and seven others — and revealed…

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Kobe Bryant will be “embraced within the In Memoriam segment” at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The 41-year-old basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people who perished when Bryant’s private helicopter crashed in Calabasas on Jan. 26, and it has now been confirmed he will be honored…

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One of the attributes that defined Kobe Bean Bryant’s spectacular and jaw-dropping career was the glorious savagery and ruthlessness by which he played game that made him irresistible to die-hard and casual sports fans alike. You either loved him or hated him with equal passion, but there was no denying him and you couldn’t take…

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Snoop Dogg thinks he fills a “void” in the music industry. The 47-year-old rap legend has just released a new album, I Wanna Thank Me, and Snoop believes it represents something unique for music fans across the world. He explained to Billboard: “It’s like I’m always filling a void. “When I make music, I feel like…

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Simone Biles, already the greatest and most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time, concluded her nearly 1.5-minute routine with a spectacular finish at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. Biles made history again as she became the only American gymnast, male or female, to ever pull off the double-twisting, double somersault dismount…

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Rick Sullivan the "Godfather of Black Comedy" (Image Source: Courtesy of Rick Sullivan Productions)

Today’s Black comedy scene is large and thriving, but few people know the big names behind the scenes who are the first to spot young talent. One of those well-known talent management veterans is Rick Sullivan. He is one of the most sought after consultants for comedy production. He has worked with Russell Simon’s “Def…

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One of the most prolific jazz vocalists in the world has died, according to her publicist and manager Devra Hall Levy. Nancy Wilson, 81, died at her residence in Pioneertown, California, after a long illness. She leaves a legacy that includes over 60 albums and singles in a career that spanned more than 50 years.…

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Guests arrive on the red carpet for the New York Premiere of Selma presented by Paramount Pictures, Delta Air Lines, Tina Brown Live Media and Credit Suisse, held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC. Picture by: Johns PKI/Splash News Aretha Franklin‘s estate is being sued by her lawyer. Gregory Reed claims he had trouble collecting what…

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Atlanta is a multi-faceted city when it comes to Black music and culture. Beyond hip-hop it is a city well known for its history of jazz. One of the cornerstones of keeping this tradition alive was jazz musician Theresa Hightower. Sadly it has been announced that Theresa passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, after a…

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Spike Lee has directed a music video for Prince’s previously unreleased track ”Mary Don’t You Weep.” The song features during the end credits of Spike’s latest movie, BlacKkKlansman, and Spike has decided to create a video that features scenes and stills from the film. The video includes real-life hero Ron Stallworth — who is played…

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Aretha Louise Franklin, known throughout the world as the Queen of Soul, has died at her home in Detroit surrounded by friends and family. She was 76. Franklin had been in ill health for a number of years before officially retiring from performances in 2017. Her story is an original classic of a voice and…

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In the world of true blues music, you call a person who plays harmonica a ‘harp’ player and few were greater than harp legend James Cotton. He was called ‘Mr. Superharp’ and has played with music legends such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, B.B King, Carlos Santana, and many others. Cotton died on Thursday in…

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