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Hours before LeBron James thrilled the basketball world with his 40-point explosion during the Lakers 118-109 win against the New Orleans Pelicans, the superstar made headlines equivocating about whether he attended Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service. The “Celebration of Life” at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles was attended by the crème de la…

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Gabrielle Union went to Twitter to share her feelings after the emotional memorial service for Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The “Being Mary Jane” star admitted it was tough and “very emotional” attending the Staples Center in Los Angeles to remember the late basketball star and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash last month. She…

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Vanessa Bryant is heartened by all of the memorials that have popped up across the country and around the globe, and most particularly at the arena her late husband Kobe Bryant built, the Staples Center. People magazine reports that the grieving widow conveyed that “every memorial means something to her. Every memorial is important,” according…

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The public memorial for the late, legendary movie director John Singleton has been announced. The family notified the media that the idolized filmmaker will be memorialized at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Singleton’s alma mater. According to TMZ, the Singelton family will hold the public memorial at Southern Cal on May 21, 2019,…

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Since the death of chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, 20, this week, his young fans have been shocked. XXXTentacion was shot in his car after exiting a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Park, Florida, by an unknown gunman who escaped with an accomplice. The rapper was recently released from house arrest by a…

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On this date in 2016, the greatest of all-time left this world in the physical form. Muhammad Ali passed at the age of 74, but his contributions as an athlete, activist, father, and husband will live forever. During his Janazah (Muslim funeral) and memorial in Louisville, Kentucky, rolling out got an opportunity to pay homage to…

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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,…

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While many Americans were observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, arsonists in Staten Island, New York, torched the memorial site of late resident Eric Garner, 43, who was choked to death by an NYPD officer for allegedly illegally selling cigarettes. Earlier in the day, hundreds gathered at the site to pay tribute to MLK. It…

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A schedule of the memorials and funeral service for former Washington, D.C, Mayor Marion Barry has been released. The events are expected to attract several thousand mourners including major black political figures. Dec. 4: 9:00 a.m.:  John A. Wilson Building located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. Brief ceremony to receive Mayor Barry’s…

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The life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 a.m. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and colleagues who were influenced by her outstanding life…

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WASHINGTON – Often derided as irreverent, ungrateful, recklessly bodacious and morbidly self-obsessed, many in the so-called hip-hop generation nevertheless understand the depth and enormity of Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to American life. With the incomplete Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall on Washington serving as a powerful backdrop, three Howard University communication students…

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