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Ohio Players frontman Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner dead at 69

In Music, Passings on January 29, 2013 at 2:46 am

CBS/AP: Ohio Players frontman Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner dead at 69 (CBS News)

Dr. James Hood, one of the first African Americans to integrate the University of Alabama, laid to rest.

In Black History, Passings on January 26, 2013 at 12:45 am

PASSINGS: One of the first African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama was laid to rest Thursday afternoon.

Actor Al Freeman Jr dies at age 78

In Entertainment, Passings on August 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s 1992 film Malcolm X, has died.

Otis Clark Passes Away

In Passings on May 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Otis Clark, a survivor of the Tulsa Race riots, has died. He was 109 years old.

Passing of an Icon…

In Black History, Passings on May 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

PASSINGS: Harold ‘Hal’ Jackson, first African American voice on network radio, dies at 96 (Read More…)