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Iconic Black writer, Nobel Laureate, and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, Toni Morrison passes

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An African proverb goes, “When an elder dies, a library has burned down.” With the passing of American literary and cultural icon, Toni Morisson at 88, it seems that the core of literature as we know it, has cracked.

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Growing up with John Singleton: Remembering his first movie that paved the way for an innovative genre of inner city films | Think Piece

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Two weeks before turning 16, the movie “Boyz in the Hood,” released in theaters.  Across the nation, more panic set in as Black youth piled into cineplexes in the middle of a hot summer.

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Ruminations on the (Black) womanist power of Aretha Franklin | Think Piece

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“I never knew how much I loved her,” professed my friend when we lamented on the passing of Aretha Franklin.

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The world mourns the passing of a Queen, Aretha Franklin

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Legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday morning at 9:50 am in her Detroit home. She was 76.

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Morehouse College hosts memorial of CDC epidemiologist found in river

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Timothy Cunningham’s untimely death remains a mystery to family and law enforcement

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Rita Owens, mother of Queen Latifah, dies from heart failure

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Throughout all of the steps of her career, Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, stood beside her. Today, Queen Latifah, whose birth name is Dana Owens, said goodbye to her biggest inspiration in an announcement that her mother passed after years of battling heart failure.

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