Happy Friday readers! We've got quite a few celebrity birthdays today,, but we want to begin by acknowledging the life, and untimely death, of Actor and Comedian Reynaldo Rey! 

 

Rey is known for his many comedic roles, in such projects as Harlem Nights, A Rage in Harlem, 227, White Men Can't Jump, and so many other films and television shows. He has a strong history with Cleveland, Ohio, as he lived here for a period, and tight at our local Karamu House. His first film came after he had become a member of the Harlem Theatre Group. 

 

Rey suffered a stroke just a year ago, and has passed away from complications of that stroke. We say #RIP to a comedic legend, and more importantly, and stand-up brother in life! #RIP #ReynaldoRey

 

Now getting into todays birthdays, please join us in wishing a happy birthday to:


Laverne Cox, Carmelo Anthony, Alonzo Gee, Brandon Smith, Comedian Earthquake, Ezekial Ansah, Latoya Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Mel B, and Kamal Givens!