Reflecting on Tupac Shakur’s Black Panther legacy 25 years later

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur joining the ancestors after having been shot four times in Las Vegas Sept. 7, 1996 following a scuffle with Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson at the MGM Grand a couple ...

Activists call for the return of Black cemetery to church

Activists called Friday for the return of a Black cemetery to a Maryland church decades after it was erased by development.

The community says goodbye to Dorothy Morrow also known as Ibidun Sundiata

On September 6, 1946 Dorothy Banks was born to Allen and Jessie Banks, a farmer and school teacher in Granville Oxford, North Carolina.

Court denies Charleston church killer’s death sentence appeal

On Wednesday Aug. 25, a federal appeals court upheld the conviction of a confessed white supremacist for the 2015 murders of nine unsuspecting African Americans as they prayed at a Black church in South Carolina.

Bethany Baptist church B.E.A.M.S ministry hold its annual health fair

Bethany Baptist church B.E.A.M.S ministry held its annual health fair for the community of Harlem.

Reggae icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry dies at 85

Jamaican singer and record producer "Lee Scratch” Perry, considered one of reggae's founding fathers, died on Sunday. He was 85.

Services held for Jordan Nieves, son of Harlem activist Cordell Cleare

This past week services were held for Jordan Emmanuel Nieves, the son for popular Harlem activist Cordell Cleare and David Nieves. Born Sept. 5, 1992, Jordan passed on Aug. 6, 2021.

Two Wu Tang affiliates murdered in Oregon

According to reports, two members of Wu Tang Clan affiliate, Brooklyn Zu, were shot dead on Tuesday, Aug. 10 in Northeast Portland, Oregon.

Film, TV, Broadway veteran Arthur French passes at 89

I believe that some people are placed on this earth to bless our lives. Bless our lives through their caring, gracious, humble presence.

Black Baptist group renews historic calls for civil rights

The Progressive National Baptist Convention this week marked the 60th anniversary of its forging in the heat of the civil rights movement, citing its founders as inspiring new calls for racial justice, against voter suppression and in favor of critical ...

Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas dead at age 70

Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It,” has died. He was 70.

Celebrating the life of hip hop legend Biz Markie

On Monday, Aug. 2, family, fans and friends made up the hundreds who attended going home services for hip hop legend, Biz Markie (Marcel Theo Hall, 57), at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts in Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y.

Runoko Rashidi, intrepid scholar of the global African presence

There is an abundance of serious scholars in the African American canon, but few as intrepid, wide-ranging, and resourceful as Runoko Rashidi.

Laughter, tears, cheers at funeral for Biz Markie

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie celebrated his life and legacy at a funeral Monday, remembering the rapper as larger than life and full of love.

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Movement legend and mathematician, dead 86

The late James Forman, in his book “The Making of Black Revolutionaries,” signaled the arrival of Bob Moses to the Civil Rights Movement