UM-Allah & Queen Omala Earth return to the essence

The recent passing of two first generation Five Percenters caused many people to reflect on their legacies

Malcolm X into the 21st century

Despite the current COVID-19 crisis and its social distancing protocol, the annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and his wife Dr. Betty Shabazz’s resting place at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. was conducted on the morning of May 19th, albeit modified.

Goodnight Sweet Henrietta

Henrietta E. Hogan Stancil was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas and Rosanna Hogan. On the morning of April 28, 2020, she left her home for the gates of heaven.

Beloved Harlem veterinarian passes from COVID-19

Dr. Julie Butler, a female African American veterinarian, has passed away from the coronavirus and now an entire community of pet owners and neighbors is in mourning.

Malcolm X @ 95

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the December 12th Movement will honor the 95th birthday of our Black hero Malcolm X, in the streets of Harlem, NY with a “Black Power Motorcade” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

COVID-19 church testing sites

Here is a list of local churches doing COVID-19 testing.

Remembering the legendary Betty Wright

Soul singer Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family.

Remembering Andre Harrell: the hip hop mogul

Andre Harrell, iconic music executive behind the success of countless stars, has reportedly died.

Little Richard, one of the most influential founding fathers of rock n’ roll, dies at 87

Rock and roll legend Little Richard died Saturday morning, his pastor and close friend Bill Minson said.Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was one of the most influential singer songwriters in popular music.

Harlem’s Dr. Wanda Huff, a specialist in pulmonology, dies at 72

Few personified the Detroit/Harlem connection with as much distinction as Dr. Wanda Huff. Born in Detroit on August 14, 1947, Dr. Huff was a prominent doctor of internal medicine in Harlem for years, and she leaves an impressive record of ...

Eastside High School principal who died from COVID-19 remembered as ‘gentle giant’

The community in Paterson, N.J. is mourning the loss of beloved Eastside High School principal Dr. Gerald Glisson, who recently passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications.

Dr. Cheryl A. Wall, distinguished literary scholar, dies at 71

My personal regard and respect for Dr. Cheryl Wall began years ago, and back in the summer of 2017 when I was finishing my book on the Harlem Renaissance I turned to her for a blurb, given her scholarship on ...

PA Jumaane Williams calls for new state measures to aid funeral homes, grieving families

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is calling on the state government to amend restrictions which make it difficult for grieving families to claim their deceased loved ones who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The horrible COVID-19 effect in Harlem

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Nation of Islam honored Minister Hafeez Muhammad, 56, at Mosque No. 7, and at Unity Funeral Home in Harlem

Father Lawrence E. Lucas, Catholic priest, joins the ancestors

To say that Father Lawrence Lucas was a man of strong convictions is like saying a tsunami is agitated waves.To say that Father Lawrence Lucas was a man of strong convictions is like saying a tsunami is agitated waves.