Archive for the ‘RIP’ Category

(AP) Shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, 13-year NFL veteran Steve “Air” McNair , 36, was the victim of an apparent homicide Saturday. The body of his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, 20, lay nearby—dead from a single bullet in the head. A semiautomatic handgun was found beneath her body. Local authorities are not calling the […]


American icon Michael Jackson, lead singer of the ’70s R&B group The Jackson 5, later renamed The Jacksons after a record-label change, and winner of 10 individual Grammys as a solo artist in the ’80s, died today of sudden cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. He was 50. The King of Pop made history with the 1982 release of […]


  AIDS health activist Thembi Ngubane was just 19 when she began documenting her battle with AIDS for a radio diary that aired on NPR, here in the U.S., in April 2006, and later aired in the UK, Canada, and Australia, touching nearly 50 million people. A mother of a four-year-old daughter, she died last […]


Stephen Tyrone Jones died heroically on Wednesday. An African-American security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, He stepped in the line of fire to prevent James W. von Brunn, an 88-year-old man linked to anti-Jewish web sites, from killing others at the museum. Jones died in an area hospital after being shot by von Brunn with […]


Two weeks after the tragic accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, whose mother is Sol Xochitl, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson married 32-year-old Lakiha Spicer last Saturday in Las Vegas. Check out an earlier post on this blog on the death of Tyson’s daughter at http://speakyourpeace.me/2009/05/27/mike-tysons-daughter-dies/. Some things just can’t be explained. Speak your […]


Hailed as the Queen of the Blues, legendary blues vocalist Koko Taylor died June 3, following surgery on May 19 to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. She was 80. Best known for her 1966 hit “Wang Dang Doodle,” which sold over 1 million copies, her nearly 45-year career was still going strong until just a few weeks before her […]


Exodus Tyson, the four-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and his 34-year-old girlfriend Sol Xochitl, died yesterday in a Phoenix hospital after a tragic accident in her family’s home. According to E!Online, the little girl was apparently playing on or near a treadmill and somehow became entangled in a cord hanging from the […]


The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain […]


  Zimbabwean Prime Minister Tsvangirai’s wife was killed in a car wreck last month and now his four-year-old grandson, Shaun, has drowned in the prime minister’s swimming pool. The boy is the son of the PM’s second son, Garikai, who lives in Canada. He was home in Zimbabwe mourning the death of his mother. Our […]