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,” […]

Photo by: Mark Davis/BET/Getty According to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, Jacqueline Avant’s murderer received 190 years to life in state prison with no eligibility for parole on April 19th. While committing a home invasion in her Beverly Hills home on Dec. 1, Aariel Maynor, 30, murdered the philanthropist and wife of music […]

Photo by: LISA O’CONNOR/Contributor A suspect in the murder of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, wife of “The Black God Father,” Clarence Avant, has been detained on Dec. 2nd. According to the Los Angeles Times, Aariel Maynor, 29, was detained in connection with the incident. He allegedly shot Jacqueline Avant with an AR-15 rifle, according to police. […]

Photo by: Jeff Kravitz/Contributor Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline Avant was fatally shot and assassinated at their Beverly Hills home on the morning of Dec.1st. She was 81 years old. Original reports indicated a house invasion, but newly sworn in Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook is unclear whether to classify the incident as one. “The […]