They are one of the all-time great R&B vocal groups, and they’re still going strong today. But with lead members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams now at age 75 and 74 respectively, the O’Jays are beginning to plan an exit. In a special tribute to the group this morning on the national television... Read More.
Chicago police have opened an investigation into the death of Temptations singer Dennis Edwards. The 74-year-old crooner passed away at Rush University Medical Center on February 2, one day before his 75th birthday. At the time of his death, Edwards’ widow, Brenda Edwards, said he died because of complications from meningitis, however, law... Read More.
Edwin Hawkins, a Grammy Award-winning singer who merged gospel and secular sounds in a career highlighted by the accidental crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” in 1969, died on Monday in Pleasanton, Calif., east of San Francisco. He was 74. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his publicist, Bill Carpenter. Mr. Hawkins, part of... Read More.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a meeting in December with educators to discuss a 2014 Obama-era directive that called on school officials to end the disproportionate discipline of students of color, Education Week reported. There’s now some chatter among Trump conservatives that DeVos is planning to revoke President Barack Obama’s guidance document. That... Read More.
Della Reese, the husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger on the CBS series “Touched by an Angel” and became an ordained minister in real life, died on Sunday night at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 86. Delloreese Patricia Early was born on July... Read More.