Archive for the ‘African-American Heroes’ Category

R.I.P. Bishop Rance Allen ( Nov. 28, 1948 – Oct. 31, 2020)

Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen has died at the age of 71. The minister of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) passed away on Saturday morning at a midwestern care facility. “While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 AM this morning,” said Allen’s wife, Ellen, and manager, Toby Jackson on Facebook.

Rance Allen
Rance Allen at BET’s 13th Annual “Celebration of Gospel”

“While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica (in Sylvania, Ohio), Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 a.m. this morning,” said Allen’s wife, Ellen Allen, and his manager, Toby Jackson, in a joint statement released on Oct. 31.

Something About the Name Jesus – The Rance Allen Group feat. Kirk Franklin

Chadwick Boseman R.I.P. (1976-2020)

Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films including the title role in Black Panther (2018). He also appeared in films such as 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020). He died at age 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer.

R.I.P. Muhammad Ali ( January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was an American professional boxer, generally regarded as the most significant heavyweight in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring. He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 25th May 1965

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 25th May 1965