Posts Tagged: obit

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Loses Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

An icon of the Civil Rights Movement lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last night.  Tributes to Congressman John Lewis have been pouring in. He has often been dubbed  “one of the most courageous people the movement has ever produced. He dedicated his life to protecting human rights for all. He was 80 years old…. Read more »

‘Clean Up Woman’ Singer Betty Wright Dead at 66

Legendary R&B and soul performer Betty Wright has died at the age of 66. Her cause of death has not been disclosed but social media posts have from fans and friends have been asking for prayers for her for about a week. Wright was born Bessie Regina Norris in Miami, Florida, in 195.  She got… Read more »

Rock’n’Roll Icon Little Richard Dies at 87

The self-proclaimed ‘architect of rock-n-roll, Little Richard, who amassed a world-wide fan base during his over 65-year music career has died. Known for his over-the-top flamboyant personality, pounding piano and catchy lyrics, music industry experts say Little Richard “irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America.” The entertainment who gave such catchy tunes… Read more »

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at Age 98

 He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the fight to end segregation, and lived to see the election of the country’s first black president … The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has died at the age of 98. His live of advocacy spanned over four decades after the death of his friend Rev. Dr King. Lowery… Read more »

Melvin Edmonds of After 7 Dies After Extended Illness

One of the co-founders and co-lead singers for the 80s group After 7 has died.   Melvin Edmonds was the brother of  Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Kevon Edmonds.  It reported that he died after an extended illness.   Edmonds was active with the group from 1987 to 1997. Melvin, along with brother Kevon formed the group at… Read more »