Meharry grad Dr. Benson of NIH has a life-changing message for Black men

Dr. Richard Benson is the director of the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a leader in the fields of vascular neurology and health disparities research. His areas of research interest and expertise include health […]

Comedian Sinbad recovering from stroke, according to family

Comedian and actor Sinbad, born David Adkins, is currently recovering from a stroke, per a recent report from his family provided to the Associated Press. A portion of the statement read, “it is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke. Sinbad is a […]

John Singleton’s mother says girlfriend abandoned him in his last days

John Singleton (Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins) The mother of John Singleton penned a scorching public letter accusing his surviving girlfriend, Rayvon Jones, of doing far too little to save the legendary director’s life back in April. As has been reported, the director of the classics Boyz N the Hood, Baby Boy as well as […]

John Singleton’s cause of death revealed

We were told that transcendent director John Singleton died of a massive stroke at the famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. What we did not know was that the death on the birth certificate, obtained by TMZ, showed that the Boyz N the Hood writer and director had passed away on April 28, 2019, […]

10 actors who got their big break from legendary director John Singleton

Movie and TV superstar Taraji P. Henson kept it real about her everlasting adoration of legendary movie director John Singleton. The woman who plays the street-savvy matriarch on the hit show “Empire” said that if Singelton had not taken a chance on her, she would not have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of […]

Spike Lee, Halle Berry among celebrities to pay tribute to John Singleton

Spike Lee, Halle Berry and Viola Davis are among the stars to have paid tribute to the late John Singleton. The 51-year-old filmmaker — who made history as the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1992 for Boyz n the Hood  — had his life support turned off on […]

Legendary director, writer and producer John Singleton dies at 51

Legendary director, writer and producer John Singleton died Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he’s been hospitalized since having a major stroke on April 17. He was 51. Singleton died a short time after his family made the “agonizing” decision earlier in the day to have his doctors […]

Family of legendary director John Singleton to remove him from life support

The family of John Singleton, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, reportedly has directed his doctors to remove him from life support, according to a statement issued by Singleton’s publicist on Monday, April 29, 2019. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken […]

‘Boyz N the Hood’ director John Singleton hospitalized after health scare

The entertainment world stopped in its tracks after media reports that Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton had been hospitalized. Singleton, the youngest director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his classic debut film Boyz N the Hood, reportedly suffered a stroke, family members conveyed to TMZ. According to the Associated Press, Singleton family said he suffered a […]

Michael and Janet Jackson’s mother, Katherine, in very bad health

The matriarch of the most famous musical family in American history is near death after enduring a major medical emergency, the media has reported. Katherine Jackson’s large family is said to have all rushed home from around the country to be at her side, has learned. The entertainment publication reports the mother of the […]

Beloved Chicago blogger, Raijean Stroud, dies

On June 1, 2016, online media personality Raijean Stroud’s life changed. She went about her journalism duties as usual, covering an event with local Chicago and national celebrities. Hours later, she had a stroke. One that doctors told her should have taken her life at the time. “So I’ve been in the hospital since June 1, […]

Three 6 Mafia member Koopsta Knicca dead

Robert Cooper Phillips, aka Koopsta Knicca, a member of the popular rap group Three 6 Mafia, has died. One of the original members of the popular group, he  suffered a major stroke and had been on life support since the weekend of Oct. 3. Phillips was only 40 years old and his death was confirmed […]

Kim Zolciak’s mini-stroke reveals more serious illness

Last week, former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak had a major health scare when she suffered a mini-stroke after an appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.” A new report reveals that Zolciak was actually lucky to have the mini-stroke because it lead doctors to learn that she has an underlying illness. As previously reported, […]

Kim Zolciak suffers health scare

Usually when Kim Zolciak-Biermann ends up in the news it’s over some hilarious shade or shenanigans in her reality TV life. But it was no laughing matter this week when the Bravo star suffered a mini-stroke after appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.” Zolciak-Biermann revealed the stroke on her Instagram Thursday morning and, according to […]

Joe Jackson suffers stroke

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Joe Jackson, the father of Michael and Janet Jackson, suffered a stroke this past weekend. Members of the Jackson family have confirmed that Jackson was in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and woke up on Sunday dizzy and blind. Jackson has a history of diabetes and was in Brazil celebrating his 87th birthday. He is currently undergoing tests […]

EMTs fight in ambulance; stroke patient jumps out

The city of Washington, D.C., needs to be on guard when they call 911. Rose Preston was suffering from all the symptoms of a stroke when she called 911 and learned as the Public Enemy song from the 90s says, “911 is a joke.” Apparently the EMTs who were transporting her were not having the […]

Man who sent kids to store while he killed girlfriend now brain-dead from stroke

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man is now brain-dead two weeks after killing his girlfriend. According to the NY Daily News, Eric McCormik suffered a stroke on Sept. 30. Two weeks ago, McCormik sent Sellis Gonzalez’s 15-year-old and 5-year-old daughters to get food from a restaurant. When the girls left the home, McCormik, 40, shot and killed […]

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery’s wife, Evelyn, goes home from hospital after massive stroke

The family of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife, Evelyn, 88, announced that Mrs. Lowery has been released from the hospital after suffering a massive stroke. Here’s a recent statement from the Lowery Family After receiving notification by medical experts of the irreversible damage caused by the massive stroke that our dear wife and […]

Joseph Lowery’s wife, Evelyn, update on condition following stroke

On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, we reported Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, 88, the wife of beloved civil rights leader Joseph E. Lowery, was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke. Today, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, the Lowery family has issued a statement: Statement from the Lowery Family on the Condition of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery […]