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Coffee Talk: 'Moesha' Star Yvette Wilson Dies from Cervical Cancer

The actress who starred in The Parkers and Moesha passed away yesterday.
See why we’re quietly sipping our brew this morning:

  • Moesha actress Yvette Wilson passed away yesterday after a long battle with cervical cancer. She was 48 years old. The media caught wind of her ailing condition last month when she attempted to raise money for her medical bills. Her former costar Shar Jackson tweeted, “Oh god. My heart is so unbelievably broken. I wanna thank all my tweets for their prayers but God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.” No funeral arrangements have been announced. [Clutch Mag]

  • The 2012 Joyfest is set to have some of Gospel music’s biggest stars. On July 14 in Doswell, Virginia, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Martha Muinzzi, Lecrae, Vashawn Mitchell and more will come together for a day of family and friends. [EURweb]

  • Prince has been denied access to perform under France’s Eiffel Tower next month. The country claims the concerts will conflict with its celebrations for Bastille Day, which is France’s independence day. Prince and his team are scheduling another concert for September. [EURweb]

  • Kelly Rowland is joining forces with Bacardi to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The singer shot a promotional video for the brand in Spain. Expect to see it in the coming days. [Punch Bowl Blog]

  • BET will honor the Rev. Al Sharpton with a Humanitarian Award at the 2012 BET Awards. Sharpton was selected for his close work with the Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham cases. [Grio]