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‘Sacred Sites Open House’ tour celebrates NY’s diverse houses of worship

New Yorkers travel the world to experience beautiful art, architecture, music and history. During The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House (May 18 & 19, 2019), New York’s world-class houses of worship offer this experience at your ...

Arthur ‘Lumumba’ Grant is memorialized in Harlem

Gathered was a fine turnout of activist, academic, social and religious notables who came out to the service for grassroots advocate Arthur ‘Lumumba’ Grant at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Chapel Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Security stepped up at local mosques after massacre in New Zealand

Fears continue to linger in the city’s Islamic community after last week’s deadly massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, NZ.

A Harlem and military salute for Donald Eaton Jr.

On Saturday, March 9, family and friends of Donald Eaton gave the beloved father, grandfather and former 17th Bombardier Wing Group veteran, a royal send-off.

This far by faith: Elease Cooke turns 100

Mrs. Elease Cooke celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 15, 2019. The special centennial celebration took place Saturday, Feb. 16 in the community room of the Isabella Center in Manhattan.

Legendary fusion musician Edwin Birdsong joins the ancestors

Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.

Black History Month celebrated with town hall meeting in Staten Island

Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday, Feb. 23, for the 14th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton. Leaders from various groups discussed emerging Black leaders in Staten Island’s Black community.

Nation of Islam’s annual ‘Saviour’s Day’ convention

Saviour’s Day Convention 2019, the Nation of Islam’s annual celebration of the birth of “the Saviour,” Master Fard Muhammad, may have been the “best Saviours’ Day convention ever,” as one participant said.

Changing the career aspirations for Black and Brown children

I have been working with Black and Brown youth for over 20 years. First as a youth mentor, later as a youth pastor and senior pastor.

Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general

Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Harlem-based nuns advocate for the poor in Washington

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.

Kermit Eady and Zakia Byrd join the ancestors

A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.

A life well lived: Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. passes

Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.

Actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

Reports indicate that actor Kristoff St. John has died. He was best known for his role on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes dead at age 83

Charles J. Hynes, 83, who served 24 years as district attorney in the ‘Republic of Brooklyn’ died Tuesday evening at a Hospice in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to news reports he had been in failing health for some time.

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