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Every year we lose some of your legendary favorites and 2022 isn’t an exception.  Here we pay homage to all of the famous black people who have passed away in 2022.

May they all Rest In Peace

1. Anita Pointer 12/31/2022

Hollywood Museum's "Back To The Future" Trilogy: The Exhibit Source:Getty

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 05: Singer Anita Pointer attends Hollywood Museum’s “Back To The Future” Trilogy: The Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum on December 05, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,portrait,film industry,headshot,smiling,california,hollywood – california,exhibition,anita pointer,back to the future

2. Pelé 12/29/2022

NY Cosmos v Atlanta Silverbacks Source:Getty

HEMPSTEAD, NY – APRIL 13: New York Cosmos legend Pele claps to fans before the start of the NASL match between New York Cosmos and Atlanta Silverbacks at James M Shuart Stadium on April 13, 2014 in Hempstead, NY, (Photo by Ira Black/Corbis via Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,beginnings,sport,anticipation,soccer,international team soccer,national team,match – sport,clapping,new york state,club soccer,fan – enthusiast,hempstead,hofstra university,fifa,international soccer event,north american soccer league,pelé – soccer player – born 1940,new york cosmos,james m. shuart stadium

3. Thom Bell 12/21/2022

Photo of Thom BELL Source:Getty

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Thom BELL; posed, (Photo by Charlie Gillett Collection/Redferns) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,portrait,music,archival,bell,1960-1969

4. Ronnie Hillman 12/21/2022

New England Patriots v Denver Broncos Source:Getty

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (23) runs on the field during the NFL AFC Championship playoff football game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots , Sunday, January 24, 2016, in Denver, CO. The Broncos won 20-18 to advance to Super Bowl. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,sport,playoffs,american football – sport,running back,nfl,stadium,match – sport,winning,denver,super bowl,denver broncos,nike – designer label,new england patriots,afc,american football field,empower field at mile high,ronnie hillman

5. Sonya Eddy 12/20/2022


US actress Sonya Eddy arrives for Apple TV+’s “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” premiere at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California, March 7, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,arrival,film industry,headshot,actress,california,city of los angeles,technology,film premiere,westwood neighborhood – los angeles,american culture,red carpet event,bruin theater,apple tv,premiere event,big tech,the last days of ptolemy grey

6. Franco Harris 12/20/2022

Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros Source:Getty

HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 16: NFL Hall of Fame member Franco Harris visits with Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson before the Oakland Athletics play the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 16, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,sport,baseball – sport,texas,anticipation,gulf coast states,nfl,stadium,visit,match – sport,fame,hall of fame,organized group,sports activity,houston astros,minute maid park,oakland athletics,american league baseball,national league baseball,franco harris,reggie jackson – baseball player

7. Stephen “tWitch” Boss 12/13/2022

Critics Choice Association's 5th Annual Celebration Of Black Cinema & Television - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 05: Stephen “tWitch” Boss attends Critics Choice Association’s 5th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/WireImage) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,celebration,film industry,theatrical performance,california,city of los angeles,stephen boss,fifth occurrence

8. Paul Silas 12/10/2022

New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Source:Getty

Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Paul Silas looks on vs New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena. East Rutherford, NJ 2/27/2005 CREDIT: Manny Millan (Photo by Manny Millan/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X72934 TK1) photography,horizontal,usa,new jersey,sport,looking,basketball – sport,stadium,east rutherford,match – sport,cleveland cavaliers,head coach,nba pro basketball,brooklyn nets – basketball team,meadowlands arena,financial loan,paul silas

9. Irene Cara 11/26/2022

26th Annual Grammy Awards - 1984 Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEB28 : Irene Cara backstage during the 26th Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, February 28, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,waist up,california,city of los angeles,1980-1989,black and white,annual event,archival,shrine auditorium,backstage,grammy awards,irene cara

10. B. Smyth 11/17/2022

V103 Soul Session: The Little Black Dress Edition Source:Getty

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 27: B. Smyth back stage at V103 Soul Session at The Buckhead Theater on September 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,multi colored,georgia – us state,shirtless,backstage,stud earring,tattoo,jacket,hood – clothing,choker,adidas,zipper,multi colored jacket,multichain necklace,stage – performance space,atlanta – georgia

11. Kirshnik Khari Ball AKA Takeoff 11/1/2022

Takeoff Migos Source:General

Migos rapper Takeoff public photo getty image club pic migos,takeoff

12. Zuri Craig 10/21/2022

Nick Cannon ROCKS For St. Mary's Kids Event Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 15: Zuri Craig of The CraigLewis Band performs live during Nick Cannon ROCKS For St. Mary’s Kids Event at Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/WireImage) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,performance,event,times square – manhattan,nick cannon,hard rock cafe,2015

13. Keith ‘Wonderboy’ Johnson 9/30/2022

34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 29: Keith ‘Wonderboy’ Johnson attends the 34th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on March 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic ) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,music,award,annual event,nevada,las vegas,awards ceremony,orleans arena,stellar gospel music awards

14. Rapper Coolio 9/28/2022

2022 Riot Fest Source:Getty

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 18: Coolio performs on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,looking at camera,portrait,music,headshot,performance,smiling,sunglasses,illinois,chicago – illinois,music festival,coolio,stage – performance space

15. Singer Jesse Powell 9/13/2022

Jesse Powell Promotional Visit In Chicago Source:Getty

Singer Jesse Powell performs at Chess Records Studios in Chicago, Illinois in July 1998. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images). microphone,color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,waist up,performance,singer,1990-1999,artist,illinois,chicago – illinois,blues music,singing,compact disc,r&b,soul music,chess records

16. Ramsey Lewis 9/12/2022

Ramsey Lewis... Source:Getty

NEW ORLEANS, UNITED STATES – MAY 4: Ramsey Lewis performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4, 2001. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns) color image,photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,performance,jazz music,piano,new orleans jazz – basketball team,ramsey lewis – jazz musician

17. David A. Arnold 9/7/2022

David A. Arnold Source:Netflix

Description David A. Arnold: It Ain’t For The Weak. David A. Arnold in David A. Arnold: It Ain’t For The Weak. Cr. Netflix © 2022 david arnold,david a. arnold

18. Bernard Shaw 9/7/2022

Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2010 Source:Getty

Journalist Bernard Shaw attends 13th Annual ACE Awards on January 12, 1992 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,hollywood – california,journalist,pantages theater,accessories council excellence awards,bernard shaw – newscaster

19. Songwriter Lamont Dozier 8/8/2022

Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Lamont Dozier attends Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at Microsoft Theater on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) color image,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,celebration,california,city of los angeles,annual event,grammy awards,microsoft theater – los angeles,lamont dozier

20. Actor Roger E. Mosley 8/7/2022

Roger E. Mosley Source:Getty

American actor and director Roger E. Mosley (1938-2022), poses for a portrait in August 1992 in Silverlake, California. Mosley played the helicopter pilot Theodore T.C. Calvin in the original CBS television series Magnum, P.I. (Photo by Bill Nation/Sygma via Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,actor,smiling,california,1990-1999,film director,bracelet,necklace,jewelry,roger e. mosley

21. Actress Nichelle Nichols 7/30/2022

Actress Nichelle Nichols Source:Getty

13 September 1994, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: Nichelle Nichols, U.S. actress who rose to fame as Nyota Uhura in the space series Star Trek (Starship Enterprise), photographed Sept. 13, 1994. Photo: Horst Galuschka/dpa (Photo by Horst Galuschka/picture alliance via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,film industry,actress,1990-1999,germany,human interest,fame,outer space,cologne,star trek,north rhine westphalia,nichelle nichols,uhura,starship enterprise

22. NBA Hall of fame Bill Russell 7/31/2022

Hall of fame and former Boston Celtic great Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88. Source:Getty

Los Angeles, CA – April 06: Hall of fame and former Boston Celtic great Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88. Celtic great Bill Russell during the unveiling of a bronze statue of legendary Los Angeles Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player Elgin Baylor in Star Plaza created by sculptors/artists Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany at Staples Center on Friday, April 6, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images) photography,people,one person,horizontal,usa,sport,california,city of los angeles,basketball – sport,athlete,boston celtics,los angeles lakers,launch event,famous place,hall of fame,former,bill russell – basketball player,basketball player,elgin baylor,nba pro basketball,bronze statue,human made, arena

23. Actress Mary Alice 6/27/2022

Mary Alice At The 1993 Primetime Emmy Awards Source:Getty

Pasadena, CA – 1993: Mary Alice with award at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, Sunday, September 19, 1993. (Photo by Dan Watson /Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,california,1990-1999,award,auditorium,annual primetime emmy awards,pasadena – california,emmy awards,mary alice

24. Singer, Songwriter, Bass Innovator, Music Producer Michael Henderson 7/19/2022


25. Comedian Jak Knight 6/14/2022

Colossal Clusterfest - Room 415 Comedy Club - Day 3 Source:Getty

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 04: Comedian Jak Knight performs onstage at Room 415 Comedy Club during Colossal Clusterfest at Civic Center Plaza and The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on June 4, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,performance,california,comedian,humor,auditorium,san francisco – california,day 3,town square,local government building,bill graham civic auditorium,colossal clusterfest,jak knight

26. Singer William Poogie Hart of The Delfonics 6/14/2022

Tropicalia Music And Taco Festival Source:Getty

LONG BEACH, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Singer William Poogie Hart of The Delfonics performs onstage during the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival at Queen Mary Events Park on November 11, 2017 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,concert,performance,singer,california,event,music festival,long beach – california,r&b,taco,mexican food,william hart – singer

27. NFL Player Jaylon Ferguson 6/22/2022

Baltimore Ravens v Las Vegas Raiders Source:Getty

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson #45 of the Baltimore Ravens on the sidelines during the NFL game at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Ravens 33-27 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) photography,people,one person,horizontal,usa,sport,nevada,las vegas,american football – sport,nfl,match – sport,sideline,baltimore ravens,linebacker,las vegas raiders,allegiant stadium,jaylon ferguson

28. NFL Player Caleb Swanigan 6/20/2022

San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers Source:Getty

PORTLAND, OREGON – FEBRUARY 06: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts in the second quarter against the San Antonio Spurs during their game at Moda Center on February 06, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

29. College Basketball Player Darius Lee 6/21/2022

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 09 Houston Baptist at Texas Source:Getty

AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 09: Timmy Allen (0) of the Texas Longhorns stares down Darius Lee (23) of the Houston Baptist Huskies prior to driving around him during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Houston Baptist Huskies at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on November 9, 2021. (Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,sport,texas,gulf coast states,staring,match – sport,austin – texas,ncaa,university of texas at austin,erwin center,texas longhorns,drive – ball sports,men’s college basketball,timmy allen

30. Rapper Trouble 6/5/2022

Trouble Source:Hot 96.3

Rapper Trouble in the studio with B Swift. trouble,rapper trouble

31. NFL Player Marion Barber, III 6/2/2022

NFL: OCT 12 Cowboys v Cardinals Source:Getty

12 October 2008 – Marion Barber III (24) of the Dallas Cowboys during the Arizona Cardinals 30-24 win over the Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. photography,horizontal,usa,sport,arizona,american football – sport,nfl,match – sport,winning,dallas cowboys,glendale – arizona,marion barber iii,nfc east

32. Reality Star Tytyana Miller 5/29/2022

Premiere Of North Of Two's "Adolescence" - Arrivals Source:Getty

SANTA MONICA, CA – MAY 24: Actor Romeo Miller (C) with his sisters Itali Miller (L) and Tytyana Miller (R) attend the premiere of “Adolescence” at Laemmle Monica Film Center on May 24, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,actor,film industry,california,males,females,three people,film premiere,red carpet event,sister,santa monica,adolescence,romeo – rapper,premiere event,laemmle monica film center

33. NFL Player Jeff Gladney 5/30/2022

NFL Combine - Day 4 Source:Getty

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 28: Jeff Gladney #DB10 of the TCU Horned Frogs speaks to the media on day four of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,the media,sport,talking,day,american football – sport,nfl,stadium,day 4,indianapolis,nfl scouting combine,lucas oil stadium,ncaa,indiana,tcu horned frogs,jeff gladney

34. Jazz Singer & Keyboardist Bernard Wright 5/20/2022

35. Rapper Lil Keed 5/13/2022

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 Source:Getty

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 17: Lil Keed performs at 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 at Center Parc Credit Union Stadium at Georgia State University on July 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage) vertical,color image,photography,arts culture and entertainment,party – social event,birthday,usa,music,concert,performance,loan,georgia – us state,georgia state university,atlanta – georgia,lil keed

36. NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier 5/11/2022

Dikembe Mutombo And Bob Lanier Announce Right Guard Total Defense Challenge Source:Getty

NEW YORK – JANUARY 27: Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier announces the Right Guard Total Defense Challenge at the NBA Store on January 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images) celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,headshot,sport,two people,basketball – sport,bob lanier – basketball

37. Podcaster Kevin Samuels 5/5/2022

Atlanta FX Source:Atlanta FX

Kevin Samuels as Robert “Shea” Lee in “Atlanta.” atlanta,fx,atlanta fx,kevin samuels

38. Andrew Woolfolk of Earth Wind And Fire 4/24/2022

Andrew Woolfolk Earth Wind And Fire Wembley Arena Source:Getty

Andrew Woolfolk, Earth, Wind and Fire 17 March 1982, Wembley Arena. (Photo by Solomon NJie/GettyImages) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,uk,london – england,1980-1989,archival,stadium,three quarter length,wembley,andrew woolfolk

39. Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark of Hi-Five 4/19/2022

Hi-Five Live In Concert Source:Getty

MERRILLVILLE, IN – JANUARY 1991: Roderick Clark  of Hi-Five poses for photos backstage at the Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana in January 1991. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,concert,singer,1990-1999,black and white,artist,popular music concert,compact disc,backstage,pop music,r&b,soul music,indiana,small group of people,high-five,tony thompson

40. Dwayne Haskins 4/9/2022

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Rose Bowl - Washington v Ohio State Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State (7) Dwayne Haskins (QB) celebrates the victory during the Rose Bowl Game between the Washington Huskies and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 01, 2019, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Ohio State defeated Washington 28-23. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) vertical,photography,usa,celebration,success,sport,california,ohio,american football – sport,match – sport,pasadena – california,ncaa college football,ncaa,ohio state buckeyes,ohio state university,washington huskies,university of washington,college american football,rose bowl game,washington huskies american football,dwayne haskins

41. Rapper Archie Eversole 4/3/2022

Report: ATL Rapper Archie Eversole 'We Ready' Passed Away At 37 Source:R1

Report: ATL Rapper Archie Eversole ‘We Ready’ Passed Away At 37 report: atl rapper archie eversole ‘we ready’ passed away at 37

42. DJ Kay Slay 4/18/2022

In Arms Reach Fundraiser Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 05: DJ Kay Slay attends the In Arms Reach fundraiser at The Griffin on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,charity benefit,the griffin,dj kay slay,in arms reach

43. Celebrity make up artist and beauty founder AJ Crimson 3/30/2022

AJ Crimson Beauty Announces Naturi Naughton As Brand Ambassador Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 15: AJ Crimson attends AJ Crimson Beauty Celebrate You editor brunch with Naturi Naughton on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AJ Crimson Beauty ) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new york city,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,smiling,fashion,naturi naughton,brunch,a.j. crimson

44. Gospel Singer LaShun Pace 3/21/2022

26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Lashun Pace attends the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at The Grand Ole Opry on January 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/FilmMagic) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,music,star – space,award,annual event,walking,tennessee,gospel music,nashville,grand ole opry

45. Rapper Goonew aka Big Wizzle 3/18/2022

Goonew aka Big Wizzle Source:@goonew64

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46. Singer / TV Personality Traci Braxton 3/11/2022

Celebrities Visit Hallmark's "Home & Family" Source:Getty

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 03: Singer / TV Personality Traci Braxton visits Hallmark’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 03, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,smiling,singer,california,three quarter length,visit,tv personality,universal city,universal studios hollywood,traci braxton,hallmark

47. Actor Johnny Brown 3/2/2022

2006 TV Land Awards - Press Room Source:Getty

Johnny Brown winners of the Impact Award for “Good Times” (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,california,fun,award,impact,winning,santa monica,bernnadette stanis,ja’net dubois

48. Football Player Charley Taylor 2/19/2022

Portrait of Charley Taylor Source:Getty

Washington Redskins wide receiver Charley Taylor. photography,people,one person,horizontal,portrait,headshot,sport,1970-1979,archival,american football – sport,wide receiver – athlete,nfc east,washington commanders

49. Rapper Snootie Wild 2/26/2022

Rapper Snootie Wild Visits Music Choice Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper Snootie Wild visits Music Choice on May 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,music,rapper,visit,music choice,snootie wild

50. Actor Moses J. Moseley 1/26/2022

Sneak-Peek Cast and Crew Screening of "Kudzu Zombies" Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 3: Moses Moseley attends the Sneak-Peek Cast and Crew Screening of “Kudzu Zombies” on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,film industry,cast member,california,city of los angeles,moses moseley

51. Singer Betty Davis 2/10/2022

Portrait Of Betty Davis Source:Getty

Portrait of American Funk, Soul, and R&B singer singer Betty Davis (nee Mabry), New York, New York, 1969. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,portrait,music,smiling,singer,african-american ethnicity,white background,females,north america,archival,human interest,1960-1969,r&b,soul music,funk music,black culture,afro hairstyle,betty davis – singer

52. Syl And Jimmy Johnson Jimmy died on January 31, 2022 and Syl died on February 6, 2022

Syl And Jimmy Johnson Source:Getty

Syl and Jimmy Johnson in a recording studio in Chicago, Illinois, May 3, 2001. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,waist up,smiling,african ethnicity,two people,illinois,chicago – illinois,blues music,guitar,black culture,syl johnson – musician

53. Donny Gerrard of the ‘Skylark’s 2/3/2022

Mavis Staples Performs At La Cigale Source:Getty

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: (L-R) Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard, Rick Holmstrom and Mavis Staples perform at La Cigale on July 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns) color image,photography,celebrities,france,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,paris – france,music,performance,international landmark,soul music,la cigale,mavis staples

54. Massachusetts State Senator William Owens 1/22/2022

Racial Violence Reactions In Boston In 1976 Source:Getty

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 6: Massachusetts State Senator William Owens (center) addresses a press conference in City Hall Plaza in Boston on April 6, 1976, the day after the assault on Ted Landsmark. Others prominent in photo: State Rep. Doris Bunte and Royal Bolling Jr. (left of Sen. Owens), State Rep. Mary Goode (right of Sen. Owens), Wayne Budd Pres. of Black Lawyers Association, and Otto Snowden (wearing hat) founder of Freedom House. (Photo by Ted Dully/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,day,1970-1979,boston – massachusetts,archival,press conference,social issues,violence,massachusetts,speech,town hall – government building

55. Andre Leon Talley Fashion Icon and Former Vogue Creative Director 1/18/2022

Patrick McMullan Archives Source:Getty

NEW YORK CITY, NY – SEPTEMBER 3: Andre Leon Talley attends FIT Couture Council Award Luncheon honoring ISABEL TOLEDO at The Rainbow Room on September 3, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,award,lunch,respect,andre leon talley

56. Lusia Harris first woman drafted by the NBA 1/18/2022

Shorts: "Go Big" - 2021 Tribeca Festival Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 10: Ben Proudfoot, Gabe Godol, Lusia Harris and Brandon Somerhalder attend the 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere Shorts: “Go Big” at Hudson Yards on June 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new york city,film industry,film premiere,red carpet event,shorts,tribeca,premiere event,tribeca festival,lusia harris

57. Charles E. McGee Tuskegee Airmen and one of the first African American pilots in the US Military 1/16/2022

Eighty-nine year-old Charles E. McGee, C Source:Getty

Eighty-nine year-old Charles E. McGee, Colonel, USAF, Ret.,one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, visits the WWII Memorial May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. During his thirty-one year career spanning three wars McGee flew a total of 408 combat missions. Charles McGee proved that not only was he, an African-American able to fly, but he was able to fly and fight as well as served a stellar Air Force career for over three decades. Charles McGee flew the P-51C, named �Kitten�. Kitten was McGee�s wife�s nickname. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images) people,horizontal,usa,washington dc,human interest,visit,human age,air force,us air force,tuskegee airmen,colonel,war memorial,national world war ii memorial

58. James Forman of Mtume 1/9/2022

Portrait Of James Mtume Source:Getty

Portrait of American R&B and Funk musician and producer James Mtume, 1973. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,waist up,portrait,music,males,1970-1979,mustache,archival,human interest,producer,r&b,facial hair,funk music,afro hairstyle

59. Sidney Poitier Academy Winning Actor 1/7/2022


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61. Max Julien, star of “The Mack” 1/1/2022

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