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Deceased Transgender Woman Presented As A Man During Wake; Friends, Mentors Furious

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Friends of a transgender woman who died suddenly in October were shocked to see their friend presented as a man in an open casket during her funeral service reports The Miami Herald. Jennifer Gable, born Geoff Gable, died suddenly o...

Lawyer Alice Lee dies at 103; sister of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author

Alice Finch Lee had neither the fame nor the notoriety of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who grew up in the same tiny Alabama town where she was born. But she was a legend in her own right.

Christopher Nolan Curating an ‘Interstellar’ Inspired Short Film Project

The tagline for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” In all the discussions about the film post release, that idea has kind of been left in the dust (pun intended). The environmental...Show More Summary

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

Newswire: R.I.P. Jimmy Ruffin, singer of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin has died. He was 78. Born in Collinsville, Mississippi, Ruffin moved north and signed to Motown Records in Detroit. There, he had a run of hits in the ’60s, including the soulful and haunting “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted,” which became a top 10 single. Show More Summary

Is It Wrong to Watch the Viral Video of the Father Singing to His Dying Baby?  

A video of a father singing to his dying newborn after his wife suddenly passed away has gone viral. Chris and Ashley Picco named their son, Lennon, for John, before he was born via emergency cesarean section, and in the short film the widower gently strums the chords to “Blackbird.” “You were only waiting for this moment to be free,” he sings. Lennon died a few days later.

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “If I Had You”

Dinah Washington led a prolific and successful career, but died before her time due to weight loss drugs. Dinah Washington was born in Alabama in 1924 as Ruth Lee Jones, who grew up to be the most recorded black woman artist of her time. She made her debut recording at age 20 for Keynote records, performing alongside jazz greats like Milt... Read More

Listen to this father's lullaby to his dying newborn son

After Chris Picco's wife, Ashley, died in her sleep Nov. 8, their son, Lennon, was born at 24 weeks via emergency C-section. As Lennon fought for his life inside of a Southern California NICU, Chris remembered something Ashley had said: Whenever they would listen to music together, the baby would move inside of her. Show More Summary

Me for She

A baby girl born today will still have to confront inequality and discrimination, no matter where she lives. Women are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster than men, over 50 percent of working women have vulnerable, informal jobs with no benefits, and two thirds of the world's illiterate are women. Show More Summary

Their Daughter Died Ten Minutes Before She Was Born But Their Reaction Was Priceless

In 2011, Stephanie and Chad were thrilled to find out they were expecting their first baby. However, their happiness quickly turned to fear when they went in for their first ultrasound. The couple decided to take part in a routine first trimester screening, which is designed to look for indicators of Down syndrome, Trisomy 13 […]

Marilyn Monroe Started Sexual Revolution

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.” Marilyn Monroe — born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962 — died in the prime of her life from Marilyn Monroe Started Sexual Revolution is an article from: The Inquisitr News

R.I.P. Wayne Static

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Former Static-X frontman Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) has died at the age of 48, his publicist confirmed with Billboard. The singer and guitarist was about to embark on a co-headlining tour with Powerman 5000 and American Head Charge. Wells started Static-X after he moved to California in 1994. The metal band released six [...]

Born Global or Die Local - Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn't a level playing field. What's the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ------- Scalable startups are on a trajectory for a billion dollar market cap. They grow into companies that define an industry and create jobs. Show More Summary

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———- Scalable startups are on a trajectory for a billion dollar market cap. They grow into companies that define an industry and create jobs.  Not all start ups want to go in that […]

Book News: Happy 100th Birthday, Dylan Thomas

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Born on Oct. 27, 1914, the Welsh poet died at 39. But his writing lives on, in his readers' memory and in the performances marking his birth today. Also: A forecast of books to come.

Kesha is suing producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault, battery

Kesha is suing producer Dr. Luke for 10 years of sexually, physically, emotionally, and verbally abusing her to the point that she almost died, TMZ reports. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwold, made sexual advances...Show More Summary

Miracle 6-Week-Old Puppy Is The Size Of A Hamster, Finally On The Mend Thanks To Owner [Photos]

A British terrier puppy whose siblings all died is eight times smaller than it should be and was roughly the size of a hamster at six-weeks-old. This tiny puppy was born in a sickly state along with three other siblings. With the puppies so small and ill, the mother rejected them all. Show More Summary

As Lotus 1-2-3 Dies, A New Numbers Wrangler Is Born

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

When is a spreadsheet not a spreadsheet? The answer, according to Bret Taylor, is when it's a Quip document. Taylor, whose startup is challenging Microsoft, Google, and Apple in the market for mobile productivity tools, has just added features for slinging numbers alongside its existing tools for creating documents made of words. Show More Summary

Pair Put Booze in Disabled Boy's IV, Killed Him: Cops

Thirteen-year-old Isaac Robitille was born with disabilities so severe he depended on feeding tubes and IVs to keep him alive. When he died in August, an autopsy found that his blood-alcohol content was 0.146—nearly twice the legal limit for adult drivers, reports the AP. Today, Isaac's mother, Melissa...

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