Obituaries

Famed jazz saxophonist David Sanborn, who has performed with Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and more, passed away May 12 from an extended battle with prostate cancer.

While death is inevitably a part of life, that truth doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to those who have died in our Black culture. The post Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks Who We’ve Lost In 2024 appeared first on Black America Web.

Christian singer Mandisa died at her Nashville home on Thursday, K-LOVE reports. She was 47. At this time, her cause of death is unknown. Want gospel news at your fingertips? Text “BMORE” To 52140 to join our text club! The Grammy winner was a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and American Idol contestant. Popular […]

OJ Simpson, the former NFL great who was infamously tried and acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, died from cancer on April 10.

Twin of Andrae Crouch, Sandra won a Grammy Award in 1984 for “Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female” for the 1983 album, “We Sing Praises,” and was nominated for a Grammy in 1986 for the song, Completely Yes from the 1985 album, “We’re Waiting.” During the late 1960s through the early 1970s, she played the tambourine […]

Sandra Crouch, the twin sister of Andraé Crouch who became a gospel great in her own right, transitioned on March 17 at age 81.

Tributes have poured in for “The Black Eagle." The post RIP Joe Madison: Tributes Pour In After ‘The Black Eagle’ Radio Legend And Activist Dies At 74 appeared first on NewsOne.

The Black Liberation Army veteran freed Assata Shakur before becoming a political prisoner. The post Sekou Odinga, Movement Elder And Former Political Prisoner Who Freed Assata Shakur, Dies At 79 appeared first on NewsOne.

Obituaries

Josephine Wright, who famously sued a real estate developer she accused of attempting to harass her into selling her family's long-owned South Carolina property, died at 94. The post Rest In Power: Notable Black People Who Have Died This Year appeared first on NewsOne.

New Orleans soul singer Jean Knight has died at the age of 80, which was confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday by family representative Mona Giamanco. The post Rest In Power: Notable Black People Who Have Died In 2023 appeared first on NewsOne.