In Loving Memory

Monday the Radio One community suffered a great loss after learning about the passing of Grisel Barajas. Barajas served as Program Director as well as an on-air talent for Indianapolis' La Grande 105.1. She was known for her fun spirit and always used her platform to help the community.

Wille Mae Sheard, the grandmother of legendary Gospel singer, Kierra Sheard, has passed. Bishop J. Drew Sheard, took to Instagram to share the news late Sunday night, with the caption, “My dear Mother has gone to be with the Lord. Thanks for your many prayers.” Last week all eyes were on the Clark […]

Former NFL quarterback Tavaris Jackson, who spent years playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, has passed away. He was 36. Jackson died in a car accident in his native Alabama, according to a spokesperson for Tennessee State University. He was the school’s quarterback coach. A former second-round pick from Alabama State, Jackson was drafted by […]

Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, has died at 85. According to his son Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., he passed away at 9:22 p.m. on April 6 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. Graves, Jr., who is the current CEO of Black Enterprise, shared the news on Twitter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  […] Singer Vaughan Mason, the frontman of the group Vaughan Mason and Crew has died. Mason gained notoriety with the 1980 hit single “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.” The song reached number 5 on both the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles and number 38 on its Disco Top 100 charts. Mason’s passing was confirmed on the […]

As Im sitting here reminiscing, I can remember as a young boy sitting on my porch on the Ave. counting cars, beacause I love cars, and hearing the Bill Withers funky sound…You Just Keep On Using Me…..until you use me up, man…..and Lean On Me…when youre not strong and I’ll be your friend, wow, such […]

Bill Withers, the soul singer who in the 1970s wrote classics such as “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” has died. He was 81. Withers passed away on Monday from heart complications according to his family. The news comes as his song “Lean On Me” has been a key source of inspiration […]

Legendary Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. has passed away. According to his son, Branford, the cause of death was complications from CoronaVirus COVID-19. The New Orleans native’s contribution to Jazz can be felt all over his city and the world. Along with his sons Wynton, Branford, Delfayo and Jason Marsalis, he taught and mentored many, […]

Well-Known Saxophonist Manu Dibango has passed away due to complications related to CoronaVirus COVID-19. Dibango, best known for the 1972 song Soul Makossa died in his home country of Cameroon. An announcement was made on his official Facebook page: A Manu, Ad Lib… Dear family, dear friends, dear fans, A voice raises from far […]

Famed Boxing trainer Roger Mayweather has died. Roger was the trainer and Uncle of Boxer Floyd Mayweather. Many in Boxing considered Roger one of the best trainers in the world. Roger trained Floyd from his debut in 1996 to 1998 and then again in 2000 until his retirement. With Roger, Floyd became a champion in […]

Billie Barrett Greenbey of legendary gospel trio The Barrett Sisters has died. The middle sister of the three passed away Friday in Chicago at the age of 91. Want gospel news at your fingertips? Text BMORE to 52140 to join our text club! Billie performed as recently as December with her younger sister at a […]

Louise “Mother” Hunter, founder of Love and Charity Homeless Shelter and Mission in Racine, Wisconsin; and mother of 21 children and dozens of grand and great-grandchildren, died Saturday at the age of 85. Hunter, who migrated to Racine from Mississippi, opened the Louise Hunter Love and Charity Club in the 1970s. She continued to operate […]