Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday

Beloved Harlem pastor dies of coronavirus

The longtime pastor of Harlem’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Reverend Isaac Graham, passed away Sunday after a short but intense battle with coronavirus.

COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

Airicka Gordon-Taylor, Emmett Till’s cousin and activist passes

Three years ago when author and scholar Timothy Tyson published his book “The Blood of Emmett Till,” it further confirmed that Carolyn Bryant Donham lied about the incident that led up to Till’s lynching, and that was all Airicka Gordon-Taylor ...

A tribute to McCoy Tyner

My immersion in the music of pianist/composer McCoy Tyner began in the late ’50s and early ’60s when we were both about 20 or 21 years of age.

Sabira Bushra, noted film maven, passes at 66

The Sembene Film Festival is based in Pittsburgh but its visionary founder, Phyllis Hill Cole, affectionately known as Sabira Bushra, gave it a global impact with its focus on classic African and African American films.

Sen. Parker, Altice give laptops and internet to Cornerstone Baptist Church

In many communities, churches are not only a place of worship but additionally serve as a neighborhood resource.

Zalute Brother Zulu!

The community paid their respects to nationalist revolutionary activist Rosevelt “Zulu” Bynum, who passed away at the age of 85,

B. Smith remembered by family and friends at private memorial service

Dan Gasby held a private memorial service for his wife, restaurateur/model/homegoods icon Barbara Elaine Smith (B. Smith) on March 3 at Frank Campbell Funeral Home.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant honored in public memorial at Staples Center

Thousands of mourners gathered in the Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

Katherine Johnson: a math genius who refined the space race

Katherine Johnson, a former NASA mathematician whose story inspired the movie Hidden Figures, has died, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Monday.

B. Smith—She did it with style and grace

Famed restaurateur, businesswoman and model Barbara Elaine Smith, better known as B. Smith, has died.

Rapper Pop Smoke shot and killed in Hollywood Hills, reports say

Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in the Hollywood Hills, according to multiple reports.

Actress Ja'net DuBois dead at 74

Reports indicate that actress Ja'net DuBois has died.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa: Child actress who appeared in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe' dies at 15

Nikita Waligwa, a child actress who appeared in the 2016 Disney film Queen of Katwe, died of a brain tumor.