Nigel Barto’s upcoming play “Too Late” at the Poet’s Den this July promises to be both provocative and entertaining. Continue reading
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Jessica Fingers, 21-year-old Columbia freshman runner was found dead in a dorm hallway at Columbia University Sunday morning about 11:45 a.m., authorities said. Continue reading
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A 10-month-old baby received minor injuries today after his 45-year-old mother apparently committed suicide by falling from the the 8th floor with the child from their Harlem apartment. Continue reading
Sylvia Woods, the matriarch of the famed Harlem restaurant that bore her name and a New York City icon, died Thursday at her Westchester home, family members said in a statement. Continue reading
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Manute Bol, the 7’7″ Sudanese who was a shot-blocking sensation with the Washington Bullets and other teams has died at 47. He passed in Charlottesville of complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome. He had kidney failure, internal bleeding and other medical complications. Mr. Bol was the only NBA player who could say he had killed a lion with a spear. He came to the United States of America in the early 1980s and did one year of college basketball before joining the Washington Bullets. Continue reading
Theodore DeRees “Teddy” Pendergrass , Sr, (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter.
Also known by the nicknames Teddy P, TP or Teddy Bear, Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, a finding that makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died.
The coroner determined a fatal combination of drugs was given to Jackson hours before he died June 25 in his rented Los Angeles mansion, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings have not been publicly released. Forensic tests found the powerful anesthetic propofol acted together with at least two sedatives to cause Jackson’s death, the official said. Continue reading
E. Lynn Harris, whose novels about successful and glamorous black men with sexual identity conflicts (and the women and men who love them) made him one of the nation’s most popular writers, died in Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 54 and lived in Atlanta.
Wilbert Arnold “Bill” Tatum (23 January 1933 – 26 February 2009) was an American newspaper executive who variously served as the editor, publisher, chairman and chief executive officer of the New York Amsterdam News, a weekly newspaper that serves the African American community of New York City.
Tatum was the 10th of 13 children, born on 23 January 1933 in a three-room shack in Durham, North Carolina. He attended Durham’s segregated schools, working during the summer in tobacco fields. Continue reading