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February 15, 2016

BREAKING: Denise ‘Vanity’ Matthews Has Died

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Denise Matthews


Denise Matthews aka “Vanity” has passed away at the age of 57.

Multiple sources including MC Hammer and Minneapolis-based singer Jill Jones have confirmed via social media  that Denise “Vanity” Matthews has died. She was reportedly 57 and had been battling a number of illnesses for the past several years.

According to TMZ, she passed away at a hospital in California on Monday.

A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she’d been diagnosed with sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis — an inflammation of the small intestines. She also battled crack addiction in the 90s, and after a 1994 OD her kidneys were shot. She had to undergo nearly daily dialysis treatments.

She eventually ditched Hollywood, quit drugs and became a born-again Christian in the mid ’90s. She remained active in her local church up until her death. We’re told she was in church on Saturday evening and told the congregation she was “ready to go home.”

For more information, check out the BlackAmericaWeb article below

Source: BREAKING: Denise ‘Vanity’ Matthews Has Died

Mary E. McCoy: Philanthropist & Community Leader

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Mary E. McCoy (Wife of Black Inventor Elijah McCoy)



The child of escaped slaves, Mary E. McCoy was born in 1846 at an Underground Railroad station Mary E. McCoy became a philanthropist, and advocate for women’s rights. While her husband, black inventor, Elijah McCoy is more well known for obtaining patents on over 50 inventions, Mary E. McCoy also deserves recognition.

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