Photo by: Solomon NJie/GettyImages Andrew Woolfolk, the iconic saxophonist for the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire who helped define the disco sound of the 1970s, died at the age of 71. Woolfolk, a part of the band’s most significant successes like “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died April 25th after a six-year battle with an illness. […]

Photo by: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET Keith Grayson aka DJ Kay Slay, a prolific graffiti artist, and Hip-Hop icon, died of medical problems after a long fight with COVID-19. The East Harlem native died on Easter Sunday (April 17) at the age of 55. Kay Slay’s death was first announced on Sunday evening, with Wack […]

Photo by: Anthony Barboza/Contributor Betty Davis, a pioneer of funk music and the wife of jazz legend Miles Davis, died on Wednesday at the age of 77. According to lifelong friend Connie Portis, Davis died of natural causes at 4:40 a.m. at her home in Homestead, Pa. “It is with great sadness that I share […]

Photo by: Cindy Ord / Stringer André Leon Talley, the substantial fashion editor who rose from the Segregated South to dominating the couture world, has died. He was 73. As a pioneer in fashion, Talley is most notably remembered as a legendary creative director and editor-at-large at Vogue. However, he was also known to leverage his infinite […]

James Mtume, a decorated songwriter, composer, producer and activist, has died. He was 75. Mtume’s niece Lisa Lucas, who remembered him as her late father’s “partner in crime,” confirmed the news in a tweet Sunday afternoon. “So much loss. So much grief. Rest in power to Uncle Mtume,” she wrote. “He was essential part of […]

Photo by: Kevin Reece/Contributor The news that the legendary actor Sidney Poitier, a trailblazer for Hollywood diversity and a laureate of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has passed away has surprised the world by surprise. Denzel Washington became the second Black American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Training Day […]