Sinead O'Connor in concert at Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia - 15 Jan 2020

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UPDATE: Thursday, 21st January 2024

On Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, “Sinéad & Shane at Carnegie Hall,” was held in honor of O’Connor and Shane MacGowan who both died last year. A standout of the evening was Sinéad's daughter, Roisin Waters, 28, rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

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The Queen of England Has Ended Her 70-Year Reign

Here's What Happens Now That The Queen Is No More.

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The Queen has passed.

On the morning of September 8th, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen of England’s doctors were concerned for Her Majesty’s health. This was a departure from general reassurances they’ve been giving the public regarding her Covid status and other health issues over the past year.

The Queen died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she was joined earlier in the day by all of her children.

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Hip-Hop Trailblazer DMX Dies at 50

The rapper was on life support after suffering a heart attack.

Earl Simmons, the pioneering hardcore rapper better known as DMX, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," the rapper's family said in a statement. "Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized."

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Grieving Chadwick Boseman and Imagining Black Futures

The Black community is grieving the death of Chadwick Boseman together.

Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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On August 28, the death of Chadwick Boseman was announced, and the news carried with it a particular kind of sadness.

We saw him in 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods. He played Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up. We learned to associate him with greatness, even before Black Panther, but the Marvel movie put him over the top. No one else could have played T'Challa. No one else could have brought that energy. Boseman is the one we called king. Now he has gone to be with the ancestors, and those of us still here are mourning this earthly loss.

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