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Muhammad Ali. His Fight is Done, The Greatest Has Won

Muhammad Ali. The Greatest is gone. Unlike the other iconic deaths of 2016, Muhammad Ali’s doesn’t break my heart or render me unable to function, because he was older than most of the others, and his life was lived fully. Although he spent the last 32 years of his 74 …

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Because Prince Would Want Us To Be Petty Right Now

Prince wasn’t just one of the greatest musicians of our lifetime. He was also a Shade Savant. The Side-Eye Slayer. He was clearly full of jokes and he also didn’t have time for bullshit. This is why so many Prince memes and GIFs exist. He didn’t throw shade. NAH. He …

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Prince is Gone and I Don’t Understand

The world can definitely implode in 120 minutes. Today, I got on a flight to head to Atlanta and all was well. When I landed and turned on my phone, the world flipped inside out as I heard that Prince Rogers Nelson had gone on to glory. I literally said “Nah. …

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Nelson-Mandela-RIP
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The Greatest Troublemaker for Peace: Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Earlier this week, I wrote about how Yoruba people take names so seriously because we think it can determine your life’s path. As we honor the memory of the late, GREAT Nelson Mandela, I reflect on his middle name “Rolihlahla,” which is Xhosa for “troublemaker.” President Mandela was the troublemaker …

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RIP Sherman Hemsley
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Turn All the Lights of Heaven On for Sherman Hemsley

When I tell you that 2012 has NO chill, please believe me. My goodness! This year just won’t stop taking our icons. This is one streak I’d like to end because every day when another celebrity from the days of yore is said to be dead, my childhood light dims …

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Whitney Houston
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Dear Whitney Houston, You Were the Voice of My Generation

I don’t understand at all and it’s not registering in my head fully that you’re really gone, Whitney. I screamed when I found out. I literally screamed as I saw on TMZ.com “Whitney Houston Dies at 48.” I refreshed the page because surely, they’ll take it back. They didn’t. How …

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Another Golden Girl is Gone to Glory. Here’s to you, Rue McClanahan!

I woke up yesterday to find out (via Twitter) that Rue McClanahan had died. I bust out an EPIC *WALL SLIDE* all up through there! Not Blanche!!! Not now! I loved Blanche. She was the Matron Saint of Classy Geriatric HoSh*t. No one wore a floral negligee like Blanche. And her love of her bosoms was admirable. She was conceited and she KNEW she had a reason. Plus the super country accent? *hollers* BLANCHE!!! Rue McClanahan was super talented and this is a huge loss. Thank you for being a friend, Rue.

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Michael Jackson tribute
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A Letter to Michael: Moonwalking on the Clouds

My kids WILL know that “Billie Jean” was not your lover while “Jam”ming. We won’t “Stop Till We Get Enough”. Michael, you made “HIStory” and that is undeniable. Now that you’ve “Eased on Down the Road” to meet Him, I “Cry” because you’re “Gone Too Soon”. We thought “Heaven can wait” but it apparently couldn’t. Your music “Heal(ed) the World” and for that, you “Rock my World”. I “Never Can Say Goodbye” but I do I hope you’re resting in peace.

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Eartha Kitt Autograph
Famous folks

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt!

  I wasn’t planning on blogging today, but Eartha Kitt, singer, actress and legend died at 81, on Christmas! This makes me truly sad. Sidenote: According to YBF.com, Beyonce is supposed to play Eartha Kitt in a movie about her life. I quit ALL of Hollywood. Captain Biopic needs to …

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