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Jul 10, 2019.

Missing NYC Woman’s Body Found, Death Ruled a Homicide

Missing NYC Woman’s Body Found, Death Ruled a Homicide

Dayo Corley was found dead in the driver's seat of a black Chevy Equinox in South Jamaica in the Queens borough of New York City, the New York Post reports. The car, which had Florida plates, was found around noon Monday.

According to the Post, Corley's death was deemed a homicide, and there were obvious signs of trauma to her neck. Corley, who lived in Queens, was 43. She was last seen around...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 10, 2019.

#SayHerName: Ashanti Carmon, Transgender Woman, Shot and Killed in Maryland

#SayHerName: Ashanti Carmon, Transgender Woman, Shot and Killed in Maryland

Ashanti Carmon, a transgender woman, was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Fairmount Heights police told WJLA that they responded to a call of several shots being fired in the Prince George’s County section of Maryland, which is a stone’s throw from the District of Columbia.

When police arrived around 6:30 a.m., they found 27-year-old Ashanti Carmon of Richmond Highway in Alexandria,...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 02, 2019.

Wally Triplett, the 1st Black Player to Be Drafted and Appear in an NFL Game, Dies at Age 92

Wally Triplett, the 1st Black Player to Be Drafted and Appear in an NFL Game, Dies at Age 92

Wally Triplett, the trailblazing Detroit Lions running back who was the first African-American to appear in a game for an NFL team after getting drafted, died Thursday. He was 92.

In a statement released by The Lions, Triplett is celebrated for his contributions both on and off the field.

“As the first African American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is one of...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 21, 2019. 22 comments

President Bone Spurs Continues His Assault on Dead War Hero John McCain and Even His Base Doesn't Like It

President Bone Spurs Continues His Assault on Dead War Hero John McCain and Even His Base Doesn't Like It

President Trump’s children, Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), will fight for their father no matter the circumstances, but beefing with a dead war hero is a bridge too far even for the president’s most famous sons.

For some reason, unknown to Satan and the birds that kicked it with the Wicked Witch of the West, the president of people who didn’t owe this tax season has...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Dec 28, 2018. 8 comments

New York Teen Collapsed and Died During Basketball Practice and a Family Is Left With Questions

New York Teen Collapsed and Died During Basketball Practice and a Family Is Left With Questions

Sixteen-year-old Lenny Pierre was practicing with the John Bowne High School basketball team in Queens, N.Y., on Wednesday, when he began feeling lightheaded and collapsed. School staff called 911 and he was rushed to a local hospital.

“I’m in shock. I was at work and got a call saying that he was lightheaded and he collapsed. My son don’t have no health problems,” his mom, Edna Georges told...

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Dec 03, 2018.

Former Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Dies at 94

Former Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Dies at 94

Roscoe C. Brown Jr., one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen who flew in World War II, died Saturday at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 94.

According to NBC 4 New York, Brown, who held a doctorate in education, became critically ill toward the end of 2015. In May he had a pacemaker installed.

"If he wasn’t as healthy and in such great shape, he probably wouldn’t have made it through...

Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Nov 14, 2018. 21 comments

How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics off the old spinner racks at Waldenbooks. As the years went on and specialty comic shops opened, my friends and I had a comic book ritual of sorts.

Matt, Jeff and I would borrow one of our parents’ cars, drive out...

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Danielle Young Danielle Young Jul 22, 2018. 21 comments

9 Members of the Same Family Killed in Freak Boat Accident That Left 17 Dead

9 Members of the Same Family Killed in Freak Boat Accident That Left 17 Dead

Tragedy struck Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri on Thursday night when a tourist duck boat capsized, claiming the life of 17 people. There were 31 people on-board, ranging in ages from 1-76. One family, The Colemans lost nine family members.

Belinda Coleman, Glenn Coleman, Horace “Butch” Coleman, Irvin Raymond Coleman, Angela Coleman, Evan Coleman, Reece Coleman, Maxwell Coleman and Arya...

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Jul 14, 2018.

Former Boxing Champ Aaron Pryor Dead at 60

Former Boxing Champ Aaron Pryor Dead at 60

Former junior welterweight boxing champion, and one-half of one of the most electrifying fights of all time, Aaron Pryor, has died after a long fight with heart disease.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Pryor was surrounded by his family when he died Sunday.

Pryor told friends when he was just a teen that he would be a world champion. Not only did Pryor fulfill his promise, but he also...

Mar 30, 2018.

Homicides Up 55 Percent in Chicago This Year

Homicides Up 55 Percent in Chicago This Year

Over the weekend, nine people were killed and 42 others were wounded in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

This is the second weekend in a row in Chicago during which more than 50 people were shot. The number of homicides so far this year is now 55 percent above the number at the same point last year.

According to the Tribune, more than 660 people have been killed so far this year, and the...

Dec 15, 2017.

Report: Prince Died From Opioid Overdose

Report: Prince Died From Opioid Overdose

Autopsy reports show that Prince died from an opioid overdose, according to a law-enforcement official who spoke with the Associated Press.

Since news of Prince's death surfaced, so have rumors claiming that the 57-year-old singer suffered from an addiction to pain medication. According to the official, who is reported to be close to the investigation and spoke with AP under the condition of...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 20, 2017. 6 comments

Aaron Hernandez Had Bible Verse Written Across Forehead and May Have Smoked K2 Before His Death: Report

Aaron Hernandez Had Bible Verse Written Across Forehead and May Have Smoked K2 Before His Death: Report

On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found unresponsive in his single cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It was initially reported that Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself with a bedsheet from a window in his cell. However, Hernandez’s lawyer and...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 17, 2017. 16 comments

Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyer: This Could Be Murder

Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyer: This Could Be Murder

Aaron Hernandez’s family says it doesn’t believe he was in a suicidal frame of mind coming off his acquittal in the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. On Friday the usually stoic Hernandez was seen smiling at his daughter, whom he fathered with his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. In addition, his lawyer, Jose Baez, says he believes that Hernandez was...

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Jan 10, 2017.

Northwestern Women's Basketball Player Found Dead in Dorm

Northwestern Women's Basketball Player Found Dead in Dorm

Northwestern women's basketball player Jordan Hankins was found dead in her room at the university. According to the New York Daily News, Hankins was found unresponsive Monday afternoon.

There appears to be no indication of foul play or "any danger or threat to other members of the Northwestern community," university spokesman Carsten Parmenter said in a statement.

Women’s basketball coach Joe...

Dec 30, 2016.

Report: Former Heisman Trophy Winner Rashaan Salaam Committed Suicide

Report: Former Heisman Trophy Winner Rashaan Salaam Committed Suicide

Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam committed suicide, ESPN reports.

Salaam's body was found Dec. 5 in Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder, Colo., less than a few blocks from the stadium where he starred as a running back for the University of Colorado. Salaam died from a gunshot wound to the head that the coroner ruled a suicide Thursday.

Salaam won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 and was picked...

Nov 07, 2016.

Janet Reno, 1st Female US Attorney General, Dead at 78

Janet Reno, 1st Female US Attorney General, Dead at 78

Janet Reno, who during the Bill Clinton administration became the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general, has died of complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 78.

Reno died early Monday morning surrounded by family and friends, her niece Daphne Webb told NBC News.

Reno served nearly eight years as attorney general under President Clinton. Reno, a former Miami prosecutor, was often...

Jun 30, 2016.

Lee Wesley Gibson, the Oldest Pullman Porter, Dies at 106

Lee Wesley Gibson, the Oldest Pullman Porter, Dies at 106

Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died Saturday at his home, surrounded by family. He was 106 years old.

"He had just celebrated his birthday five weeks earlier and he thanked everyone," family friend Rosalind Stevenson told the Los Angeles Times.

Gibson started working as a coach attendant with Union Pacific Railroad in 1936. He was promoted to the...

Jun 08, 2016.

Kimbo Slice and the Inglorious Path of Fleeting Glory

Kimbo Slice and the Inglorious Path of Fleeting Glory

Kimbo Slice's story was bound to end this way because America has always boxed with black men while wearing loaded gloves.

Even when you're bigger, faster, stronger and punching twice as hard, there's always the risk of your Dickensian rise from poverty ending in tragedy because the American design, for many black people, is filled with flaws that set you up to fail.

In the movie version of...

May 31, 2016.

Body of Ariz. Woman Who Went Missing After Date Found; Suspect in Custody

Body of Ariz. Woman Who Went Missing After Date Found; Suspect in Custody

The body of a missing Arizona woman who was last seen April 19 while on a date with a man has been found in a shallow grave.

According to CBS 5, 25-year-old Angela Russo’s body was found in a desert area in Maricopa County last week. Police announced that Lashawn Johnson, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, was charged with murder Sunday.

“Very difficult to put into words. It’s...

May 27, 2016.

Tenn. Mom Who Was Set to Testify Against Suspect in Shooting That Left Her Daughter, 2, Paralyzed Is Found Dead

Tenn. Mom Who Was Set to Testify Against Suspect in Shooting That Left Her Daughter, 2, Paralyzed Is Found Dead

A Tennessee mother whose baby girl was paralyzed in a gang-related drive-by shooting was fatally shot just months before she was to testify against her daughter's alleged shooter.

Bianca Horton, 26, was found shot dead on a Chattanooga street early Wednesday morning. Police are investigating whether Horton, a mother of four, was the target of a gang hit linked to the trial of Cortez Sims, the...

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