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Roy Innis, Firebrand Conservative Activist, Dies

Starting as a leader of CORE, he became known for his staunch right wing views.

Rashaan Salaam, Heisman Winner, Dead at 42

The standout running back for the University of Colorado and the Chicago Bears was found Monday

Bill Nunn, Actor from ‘Do The Right Thing’, Dies

The veteran actor, best known for his roles in Spike Lee's classic, was 63

Marion C. Barry, son of D.C. Mayor, Dies at 36

The D.C. political aspirant had run for his father's council seat

Afeni Shakur, Activist and Mother of Tupac, Dies

Officials reported an apparent cardiac arrest at her home in Marin County, Calif.

“Me and Mrs. Jones” Singer Billy Paul Dead at 80

The crooner, whose career spanned 60 years, succumbed to cancer

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest Dies

The "Five Foot Assassin" had battled diabetes for years. He was 45.

Beloved Journalist Michael J. Feeney Dies at 32

Former New York Daily News reporter was preparing to start a new job at CNN.com

Otis Clay Dead at 73

Star passed away on Saturday

‘The Wire’s’ Melvin Williams Dead at 73

Key inspiration for the creation of the hit HBO series

Alex Poinsett, Former EBONY Editor, Dies at 89

The award-winning journalist and author spent three decades with Johnson Publishing Company

Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dead at 100

Legend had been involved in movements for more than 80 years

Parents Publicize Daughter’s Drug Overdose

18-year-old Allison Shumake died of a heroin overdose

Former NFL Star Mel Farr Dead at 70

Pro football legend and entrepreneur remembered