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Photo Courtesy of Earnest Pugh After his “granny” lived a rich, full life, gospel singer Earnest Pugh says goodbye The grandmother of gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh has died. She was 99. “I’m holding up just fine,” said the 43-year-old in a Facebook video after his paternal grandmother, Addie Mae Pugh, passed on. A week […]

Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old. Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Albert “Little Redd” Cottle, and Michelle Pope. CLICK HERE to read story article […]

It is with heavy hearts and treasured memories that Malaco Music Group announces the passing of beloved Minister and Gospel Recording Artist – Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. He died peacefully at his home in Jackson, MS on Sunday, September 16, 2012 after an extended illness. Born in Waycross, GA on September 28, 1937, Rev. Cone […]

George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died at age 88. His wife, Doris, confirmed Monday that he died early Sunday morning in Seattle. Hickman was one of the country’s first black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in […]