The “Godfather of Black Music,” Clarence Avant, a music industry innovator, passed away at age 92. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the composer Titian passed away on Sunday at his Los Angeles residence. “Through his revolutionary business leadership, Clarence became affectionately known as ‘the Black Godfather’ in the worlds of music, entertainment, politics, and sports,” […]
We are saddened to announce the passing of the former WildnOut star, Ms. Jacky Oh. The 32-year-old was the longtime partner of D.C. YoungFly, whom she shared three children with. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Jacky Oh's loved ones at this tragic time.
Beloved singer Tina Turner, recognized for her seductive voice and numerous hit, has passed away. She was 83. Turner’s official Facebook page confirmed the tragic and shocking news, however the cause of death has not yet been disclosed. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” read the statement. “With […]
Legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte has passed away, according to his spokesperson. He was 96. Longtime spokeswoman Ken Sunshine told NBC News that Belafonte passed away in New York City from congestive heart failure. He was a barrier-breaking civil rights activist, charismatic singer and actor, who gained notoriety in the 1950s. More than six decades have […]
Photo by: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images We are devastated to report the sudden death of Brandon Smiley, the eldest child of the Urban One family member Rickey Smiley. He was 32 years old. “I lost my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. “I’m okay, but please pray for my son’s mother Brenda, his siblings and his daughter […]