Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, author of ‘Beloved,’ ‘Song of Solomon,’ dead at 88 — FOX59

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88. https://fox59.com/2019/08/06/nobel-laureate-toni-morrison-author-of-beloved-song-of-solomon-dead-at-88/ RIH, Beloved.

Report: Geto Boys Rapper Bushwick Bill Dead At 52 — Magic 95.9

Bushwick Bill, the giant-size figure who, along with fellow Geto Boys Scarfaceand Willie D has reportedly succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was 52. While details are scare surrounding Bill’s passing, tributes have begun pouring in from Scarface to Bun B, Slim Thug, Questlove and more. https://magicbaltimore.com/3605036/how-did-bushwick-bill-die/

Leah Chase, Iconic Executive Chef and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96 — The Root

Leah Chase, iconic executive chef, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, died Saturday her family announced. She was 96 years old. https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/leah-chase-iconic-executive-chef-and-civil-rights-acti-1835186132

Survivors of Mother Emanuel Church Massacre Ask Court to Let Them Sue the US Government for Its Role in Putting a Gun in Dylann Roof’s Hands — The Root

Survivors and families of the nine people murdered at their South Carolina church when white supremacist Dylann Roof riddled them with bullets four years ago want the federal government to pay for the role they say it played in their loved ones’ deaths. Lawyers for the group say a federal background check should have prevented Roof from … Continue reading Survivors of Mother Emanuel Church Massacre Ask Court to Let Them Sue the US Government for Its Role in Putting a Gun in Dylann Roof’s Hands — The Root

John Singleton’s death outlines importance of knowing warning signs of stroke — theGrio

The death of famed director John Singleton on Monday at age 51 has shocked and saddened both celebrities and fans alike and as Singleton was known for bringing awareness to the Black community through his craft, his passing is no exception. Nearly two weeks ago, reports surfaced that Singleton had suffered a massive stroke and…John Singleton’s … Continue reading John Singleton’s death outlines importance of knowing warning signs of stroke — theGrio

Reports Say Legendary Black director, writer and producer John Singleton dies at 51 — Black America World News

By Gregg L.Greer, Editor @greer_gregg,| The FrontPage B.A.W.N (LOS ANGELES)- The family of director John Singleton told FOX4 film critic Shawn Edwards early Monday that Singleton has died. But According to FOX 4, legendary director John Singleton has died. He was 51. However, TMZ has a conflicting report that Singleton is still alive and on … Continue reading Reports Say Legendary Black director, writer and producer John Singleton dies at 51 — Black America World News