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R.I.P: Trailblazing Director, Actor & Writer Melvin Van Peebles Dies At 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song and the father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89 years old. Source: Thierry LE FOUILLE / Getty Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song was groundbreaking for many reasons, with Van Peebles financing and released the film independently and paving the … Read moreR.I.P: Trailblazing Director, Actor & Writer Melvin Van Peebles Dies At 89

Actor Anthony “AJ” Johnson Of ‘Friday’ And ‘Players Club’ Passes Away At Age 55

Lord have mercy… Source: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty / Getty Losing people is sad enough but the fact that we keep losing people before they even hit age 60 is heartbreaking. This morning, TMZ reported that actor and comedian Anthony “AJ” Johnson passed away at the age of 55. Apparently, Johnson died earlier this month when … Read moreActor Anthony “AJ” Johnson Of ‘Friday’ And ‘Players Club’ Passes Away At Age 55

Kerry Washington Pays Tribute To ‘Brilliantly Talented’ Michael K. Williams At The 2021 Emmy Awards

Kerry Washington made sure the late Michael K. Williams’ contributions to the entertainment industry were acknowledged during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. Source: Rodrigo Varela / Getty The actress paid tribute to Williams at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, which came nearly two weeks after his death. “Michael was — it’s crazy to say ‘was’ … Read moreKerry Washington Pays Tribute To ‘Brilliantly Talented’ Michael K. Williams At The 2021 Emmy Awards

So Sad: Comedian Norm Macdonald Has Died At 61

Source: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Norm Macdonald, the beloved comedian who appeared in Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, has reportedly died at the age of 61. His management company confirmed that the star had privately battled cancer for nine years. The news was confirmed by his producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who … Read moreSo Sad: Comedian Norm Macdonald Has Died At 61

Dirty Game: Judge Blocks Release Of Alvin Motley’s Shooting Death Video That Shows Security Killing Him Over Loud Music

These judges are something else… Source: boonchai wedmakawand / Getty Back in August, BOSSIP reported on the shooting death of Alvin Motley Jr., an unarmed, blind, Black man who was gunned down by a “security guard” at a Kroger Fuel Center in Memphis, Tennessee for playing loud music. We put “security guard” in quotes because … Read moreDirty Game: Judge Blocks Release Of Alvin Motley’s Shooting Death Video That Shows Security Killing Him Over Loud Music

In Remembrance: Michael K. Williams’ ‘The Wire’ Costars & Other Celebs Tribute Him Following His Untimely Passing

Source: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for ABA / Getty   A number have celebs have taken to social media over the last 24 hours to mourn the loss of actor Michael K. Williams following his untimely passing. The 54-year-old star who was famously known for his role as notorious stickup-man Omar on The Wire, passed away … Read moreIn Remembrance: Michael K. Williams’ ‘The Wire’ Costars & Other Celebs Tribute Him Following His Untimely Passing

Gone Too Soon: Iconic ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead At 54

Michael K. Williams was found dead in his apartment at age 54. Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Michael K. Williams, the iconic actor who became a household name playing Omar Little in The Wire, has passed away. His award-winning acting in the beloved series is still mentioned every day, years after the show’s completion. Sadly, Michael … Read moreGone Too Soon: Iconic ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead At 54

#FantaBility: Investigation Finds ‘High Probability’ That PA Police Killed 8-Year-Old Black Girl At Football Game

These babies deserve better! Fanta Bility’s family should have been celebrating her first day of third grade last Monday. Instead, they were preparing to lay the 8-year-old to rest on Tuesday. According to CBS Philly, police officers are likely responsible for her shooting and death. She was in the stands with her family leaving a … Read more#FantaBility: Investigation Finds ‘High Probability’ That PA Police Killed 8-Year-Old Black Girl At Football Game

So Sad: NeNe Leakes Honors Late Husband Gregg After He Dies Of Colon Cancer

Nene Leakes is honoring her late husband, Greg Leakes, shortly after he passed away following his battle with colon cancer. Source: Prince Williams / Getty Just one day after his death, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum shared a sweet throwback video of the couple dancing onto Instagram. In the caption, she stuck to emojis, … Read moreSo Sad: NeNe Leakes Honors Late Husband Gregg After He Dies Of Colon Cancer

Update: NeNe Leakes’ Husband Gregg Leakes Passes Away At 66 After Colon Cancer Battle

The Leakes family has confirmed that the family patriarch and devoted husband to NeNe Leakes, Gregg Leakes, has passed away. Source: Paras Griffin / Getty The news was confirmed via publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes. “Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg … Read moreUpdate: NeNe Leakes’ Husband Gregg Leakes Passes Away At 66 After Colon Cancer Battle

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