Last week’s edition of Amsterdam News spanned some significant dates that tied together three different alpha males whose lifetime efforts immensely affected many communities throughout the African Diaspora.
The Harlem community, the boxing fraternity and many members of the Five Percenters, were deeply saddened by the news that Harry Floyd Smith Sr., aka A. Allah, had joined the ancestors Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 83 years of age.
Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Fidel Castro Ruz, revolutionary leader of the Cuban Revolution, was honored in a memorial tribute at the historic Malcolm X /Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, Broadway and 165th Street in Manhattan.
One of William Melvin Kelley’s novels, “A Different Drummer,” signaled his complex, singular style and literary penchant.
Family and friends attended the services for Kuwan J. Christian Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.
There is the photo of Eric Dolphy in deep thought, his bass clarinet resting on his shoulder. Another photo shows a pensive John Coltrane with his wife Alice hovering in the background.
Friends and family came together this week to remember late journalist Michael J. Feeney, who died Jan. 31, 2016.
I was hanging out with Bishop Eddie Long one day when he decided to surprise me.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at for that pioneering psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison-Ross at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where she served as a trustee and chairperson. Harrison-Ross died Jan. 14 at age 80.
There’s a photo of Wayne State University’s College of Medicine graduating class in Detroit in 1959. Of the 66 graduates, there are two Black men, one white woman, and one Black woman—Phyllis Harrison.
Multiple reports indicate that Bishop Eddie Long has died.
Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, a leading figure in the development of urban social policy in New York City, who devoted his life to the empowerment of all those who were disenfranchised, died at his home in North Salem, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. ...
Before the Christmas holiday, Nigerian authorities reported that 21 of 276 Chibok girls had been released by the Boko Haram.
When Roy Ennis, a native of the Virgin Islands, first emerged on the political scene as a member of Congress of Racial Equality, he was a steadfast opponent of racism and discrimination and a loyalist in the ranks of civil ...