Obituaries

Obituaries

The legendary city councilman in the Michigan city of Flint was renowned for his fiery personality. After he died over the weekend, videos of Mays standing on business quickly went viral. The post RIP Eric Mays: 5 Times Fiery Flint Councilman Was Standing On Business appeared first on NewsOne.

Flint City (Michigan) Councilman Eric Mays has died at age 65. The city confirmed Mays’ death late Saturday night, Feb. 24. He was reportedly found deceased in his Flint City home—cause of death is yet to be announced. Sources say that Flint City Hall plans to lower its flag to half-staff in Mays’ honor beginning […] The post Councilman Eric Mays Passes Away 65 appeared first on Black America Web.

The renowned AIDS activist was just 39. The post Hydeia Broadbent, Who Devoted Her Life To AIDS Activism After Being Born With HIV, Dies At 39 appeared first on NewsOne.

Tributes have poured in for “The Black Eagle." The post RIP Joe Madison: Tributes Pour In After ‘The Black Eagle’ Radio Legend And Activist Dies At 74 appeared first on NewsOne.

Patrick Henderson, a native of Dallas, Texas resident, passed away at 74 on January 14, 2024, peacefully after being cared for by family and close friends. Patrick was born on January 15, 1949, to the parents of Horace Henderson Sr. and Rosie Fleming Wilson. He grew up in Dallas alongside his siblings, Hendu, Frankie, Lametra, Iris Renee, […]

Obituaries

While death is inevitably a part of life, that truth doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to those who have died

Obituaries

NewsOne would be remiss not to draw attention to the deaths of Black people this year that seemed to resonate with a wide ripple effect across an entire diaspora. The post Year In Review: Notable Black People Whose Deaths Sent Shockwaves Through 2023 appeared first on NewsOne.

Craig Watkins, the first Black district attorney not just in Dallas County but also in the state of Texas who left a legacy of securing overturned wrongful convictions, died at 56. The post Craig Watkins, Texas’ First Black District Attorney Who Worked To Overturn Wrongful Convictions, Dies At 56 appeared first on NewsOne.

Veteran and beloved actor André Braugher, famous for roles in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Homicide: Life on the Street,' has sadly passed away. The post ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star André Braugher Has Died At 61 appeared first on Black America Web.

Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, an education activist who called out the publisher of her teen son’s history textbook for calling slaves migrant “workers,” died at 46. The post Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, Texas Mom Who Called Out Textbook For Lying About Slavery, Dies At 46 appeared first on NewsOne.

George Brown, founding drummer of legendary band Kool & The Gang, passed away following a battle with stage 4 cancer.

Obituaries

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ray Lewis and his family.