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“Masterchef” Josh Marks Dies at 26

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On Friday October 11, 2013, Joshua Marks well-known from season 3 reality cooking series  ‘MasterChef’ was pronounced dead after a self-afflicted gunshot wound according to Chicago Police. Reports have said that Marks was diagnosed with mental illnesses prior to taking his own life Friday night.

According to John Maribelli, spokesman for Chicago Police witnesses are being questioned and security cameras are being reviewed in the Chicago south side area where Marks body was found.

Upon his sudden death, Marks had recorded a public service message highlighting his mental illness for the program Make a Sound Project. Friend and founder Mike Castaneda have reacted throughout media outlets replying “I will miss Josh more than anyone will know” said Castaneda.

In addition, the foundation recently released a statement saying “he had a great heart and wanted to do what he could to help kids who struggled with thoughts of suicide or depression. He was the most kind…

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NYC African Restaurant Week!!!

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2nd Annual “BLACK CELEBRATION” Awards 2013

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Zuma Asks South Africa To Pray For Nelson Mandela, Who Remains In Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, has been hospitalized for almost three weeks with a respiratory infection. He is now in critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria after his health deteriorated over the weekend.  The office of South African President Jacob Zuma said that he and ruling African National Congress deputy president… Continue reading Zuma Asks South Africa To Pray For Nelson Mandela, Who Remains In Critical Condition

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King On 34th™ Reality TV Show Casting

A FASHION BASED REALITY SHOW WHERE PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION CLASHES WITH PERSONAL CONFLICT STARRING FASHION GURU J.ALEXANDER MARTIN. KING ON 34TH IS SEARCHING FOR THE BEST FASHION DESIGNER!!! Do you know how to create ready to wear, cutting edge masterpieces? If so, we encourage you to apply to be a contestant on KING ON 34TH! KING… Continue reading King On 34th™ Reality TV Show Casting

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Black Celebration 2012 Honoree on ABC 7- Dont Miss It!

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Paris Jackson ‘Safe and Doing Fine,’ Say Family Members

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