R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

From the L.A. Times: When Leonard Nimoy was approached about acting in a new TV series called “Star Trek,” he was, like any good Vulcan contemplating a risky mission in a chaotic universe, dispassionate. “I really didn’t give it a lot of thought,” he later recalled. “The chance of this becoming anything meaningful was slim.” […]

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R.I.P. Earl Lloyd

From Black Voices: Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first […]

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R.I.P. Ahmad “Real” Givens

From The Grio: Ahmad “Real” Givens, of VH1’s “I Love New York” and “Real Chance of Love,” died Friday night. He was 33 years old. In 2013, the reality star was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, and while things seemed to look better after surgery that year, Givens was bedridden this year after a […]

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R.I.P. Jerome Kersey

From The Grio: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday. He was 52. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. A team ambassador, Kersey appeared Tuesday with fellow former […]

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