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GETTY IMAGES: Will Smith’s father, Willard Carroll Smith, has passed away. The younger Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, confirmed Mr. Smith’s death via Instagram. Mr. Smith raised his family in Wynnefield and owned a refrigeration firm. Fletcher, whom Will Smith was married to from 1992 to 1995, is the mother of Smith’s first child, Willard Smith III, who […]

The acclaimed writer has been celebrated for her complex portraits of black womanhood. The award-winning author Gloria Naylor, who published a number of well-regarded works of fiction including The Women of Brewster Place, has died, reports Ebony Magazine. Ebony confirmed in a phone call with Naylor’s sister, Bernice Harrison, that the author died on Sept. 28 […]

Lecresia Campbell passed on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Her voice will be truly missed by the Christian community! The press release from her management states she was days from being released from Emory Rehabilitation. Our hearts are sad along with many others, yet we know God knew what kind of release He had planned for […]

While R&B singer Bobby Brown is “pleased” that ajudge found Nick Gordon civilly liable in the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, he is still seeking answers, reports PEOPLE magazine. “I am pleased with the outcome of today’s court proceedings,” he told the magazine in a statement. “All I ever wanted was answers relating to who and what caused my daughter’s death. […]

A Georgia morning news anchor plunged approximately 160 feet to her death Thursday after being swept over the top of Rainbow Falls just a day before her 25th birthday, according to authorities. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney confirmed Saturday that Taylor Terrell, 24, died in the accident. Terrell, of Conyers, Ga., anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak […]

getty images: Hollywood actor, director, writer and producer Garry Marshall died Tuesday, according to his rep, Michelle Bega. He was 81. He died at 5 p.m. PT Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. A beloved figure in show business, Marshall leaves behind a legacy as a hitmaker […]

The student was charged with criminally negligent homicide following a fight between her and Joyner-Francis, as well as two other 16-year-old girls, who also have not been named because they are juveniles.