BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN AERRION BURNETT KILLED IN MISSOURI

Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot to death Saturday in Independence, Mo., becoming the 27th known trans homicide victim of 2020. Burnett, who lived in nearby Kansas City, was found dead on the side of the road about 3:40 a.m., TV station KMBC reports. It was two days before her 38th birthday. Friends and…

COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DEAD AT 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the court announced this evening. Her death is a shock, and yet not a surprise. Ginsburg has been battling a series of illnesses for years. She was diagnosed with colon cancer more than 20 years ago, and ten years later pancreatic cancer, which finally claimed her. She had…

‘BLACK PANTHER’ STAR CHADWICK BOSEMAN DEAD AT 43

Chadwick Boseman, the rising star who shot to fame playing Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and the leading role in Black Panther, the first superhero of African descent in mainstream America comics, has died of colon cancer. He was 43. His publicist Nicki Firavante confirmed that the actor died at his Los Angeles home with his wife and…

LARRY KRAMER, PIVOTAL AIDS ACTIVIST, HAS DIED

After a lifelong fight that changed the national health policy surrounding AIDS and HIV, Larry Kramer died today according to a New York Times report. Kramer, who is an award-winning writer, died from pneumonia according to his husband David Webster. The two married in 2013. Kramer, who helped to found Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP, was…

REST IN PEACE TONI MORRISON

Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate, has died aged 88. She was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. In a statement the author’s family said: “Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by…

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

Live as though you were on the verge of death, because you are. Don’t waste a moment of life trying to make other things happen; appreciate the moments you are given.