Let’s not wait to honor those we love, admire, look up to and respect, in death.

Our heroes and heroines need to honored and treasured while they are alive. Just as you love your family, friends and anyone who is dear to you, public figures hold a special place in our hearts…honor them for all the things they do that effected you!

Rest In Peace:

  • Nick Ashford – R&B Artist, Songwriter
  • Derrick Bell Jr. – Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Dorothy Brunson – First Black Female TV and Radio Station Owner
  • Clarence Clemons – Musician
  • Heavy D – Rapper and Actor
  • Nate Dogg – Rapper
  • Ofield Dukes –  Washington public relations executive who represented major civil rights figures and entertainers
  • David “Honeyboy” Edwards – Blues Singer
  • Joe Frazier –  Heavyweight Champion
  • Gil Scott Heron – Recording Artist
  • Loleatta Holloway – Singer
  • Gladys Horton – Marvelettes Lead Singer
  • Butch Lewis – Boxing Promoter
  • John Mackey – Pro Football Player
  • Manning Marable – Director of the Institute of African American Studies at Columbia University
  • Dwayne McDuffie – Comic Book Creator
  • Patrice O’Neal – Comedian
  • Elmer Geronimo Pratt – Black Panther
  • Sylvia Robinson – Singer, Record Label Founder And Producer – nurtured the birth of hip-hop
  • Rev Fred Shuttleworth – Civil Rights Leader
  • Bubba Smith – Pro Football Player
  • Phoebe Snow – Singer, Songwriter
  • Clarice Taylor – Actress
  • Vesta Williams – R&B Singer
  • Nadine Winter – Urban-Housing Activist

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