A South Carolina mother was distraught when her 11-year-old son was found dead in his home after playing an online choking game. Latrice Hurst said her son, Davorius Gray, was playing a game that is currently popular on social media called hangman and pass-out challenge. In the game, kids choke themselves until they pass out. Hurst […]

Perry Township Fire personnel responded to a report of a person electrocuted at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest plant. A dispatcher said crews were called at 4:20 p.m. to the plant at 4511 Faircrest St. SW and the coroner was later called to the plant. “Around 3:50 p.m. Sunday, a TimkenSteel fire technician who was conducting a check of […]

Ralph David Abernathy III, a former Georgia state senator and son of civil rights icon Ralph Abernathy, died Thursday morning after a long battle with colon cancer, according to the AJC. He died two days before his 57th birthday, the report says: “I knew then that I couldn’t hide it any longer,” Abernathy III told The […]

Bernie Mac’s death in 2008 was a shock to the comedy and entertainment world alike. Now, for the first time, his widow is speaking out about the final moments of his life. Rhonda McCullough, Bernie’s high school sweetheart, expressed the residual pain of his death in a new TV interview on Oprah’s Where Are They Now? “My whole […]

The entertainment industry mourns the death of Grammy-nominated Gospel great, Daryl Coley. The 60-year-old vocal wonder was an innovator in Gospel Music, known for his intricate vocal riffs and jazz-like arrangements. Known as “a singer’s singer,” Coley had been off the music scene for more than a decade after years of battling diabetes, which at […]

Former first lady Nancy Reagan, who joined her husband on a storybook journey from Hollywood to the White House, died Sunday. She was 94. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, according to her spokeswoman, Joanne Drake of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. “Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the […]

A judge in Atlanta has granted a news media request to unseal the autopsy report for Bobbi Kristina Brown. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk on Thursday granted a motion filed by media organizations. Media lawyers argued the September sealing order violated the state and federal constitutions and court rules because there was no […]


The pastor’s younger brother is currently being held on a murder charge at the Montgomery County jail.   ADayton, Ohio pastor was allegedly shot and killed by his younger brother in his church office Sunday as service was coming to a close. Police are investigating the shooting of the victim, identified as Rev. William B. Schooler, a […]

“Mob Wives” star Angela Raiola, better known as “Big Ang” died on Thursday. She was 55. Series producer Jennifer Graziano said Raiola died at a New York City hospital after battling cancer for nearly a year. Raiola was diagnosed with throat cancer in April 2015 and underwent two surgeries to have a tumor removed. In December, […]

Denise Matthews, who as Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best known for her collaboration with Prince, has died at a hospital in Fremont, California. Her death was confirmed by Gisela Hernandez, spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. Hernandez did not say when Matthews died or under what circumstances. She was 57 […]

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence in the Big […]

GOSPELflava joins others around the country mourning the passing of Donald Lawrence and Tri City Singers’ member Minister Erica Bratton McCullough. A native of Gastonia, NC,  McCullough is most prominently recognized for adding lead vocals to “When the Saints Go To Worship”, “God”, “Great Things” and a majestic cover of Tramaine Hawkins’ “Lord I Try”.  McCullough […]