LEGACY. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The anti-capitalist

As this country commemorates the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, Jan. 18, a closer look is taken at aspects of his legacy often overlooked by the general public.

Dr. Ben’s and Dr. Clarke’s influences today

Although they’re both currently in the ancestral realm, the immeasurable contributions of African scholar warriors Dr. John Henrik Clarke [D.O.B.1/1/15] and Dr. Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan aka Dr. Ben [D.O.B. 12/31/18], continues to positively affect generations of Africans throughout the diaspora.

Joe Clark, Paterson, N.J.’s ‘Principled Principal,’ has passed away

Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods at Paterson, N.J.’s Eastside High School inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” has passed away.

Whodini’s MC, Ecstasy, returns home

The hip hop community was saddened upon learning that pioneering MC, John Fletcher-56, a.k.a. Ecstasy, of the trailblazing group, Whodini, returned to the essence Wednesday, Dec. 23rd.

Tommy “Tiny” Lister, dead at 62

Tommy “Tiny” Lister, well known for his roles as Deebo in “Friday” and President Lindberg in “The Fifth Element,” died Dec. 10, 2020 in his Marina del Rey, CA. home.

The genius and independence of Stanley Cowell

On December 17th, we lost renowned jazz pianist, composer, entrepreneur and educator Stanley Cowell.

Charley Pride, from sharecropper to chart topper, dead at 86

It’s not every man who derives inspiration from both Jackie Robinson and the Grand Ole Opry, but Charley Pride did. Eventually he set aside his glove and baseball dreams, picked up his guitar and sang himself into a singular niche ...

Holiday season community giving

Deep into the holiday season now, as the nation works through COVID era guidelines and restrictions, New Yorkers are eager to help those in need and show that Big Apple spirit in the most generous of ways.

Diego Maradona dead at 60

According to his agent Matias Morla, Diego Maradona died of a heart attack confirming the news to EFE, a Spanish international news agency, first reported.

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

After praising him for his leadership, calling him a “people’s governor with a sensible approach,” the Rev. Michael Livingston, the pastor of Riverside Church, turned his pulpit over to Gov. Cuomo on Sunday, who used a metaphor of a low ...

Celebrating the life of Miguel Higgins

A close-knit circle of 25 family members and friends gathered Thursday, November 5, to commemorate the illustrious life of former Harlem resident, Miguel Higgins, during memorial services in Willingboro, N.J.

Noted poet laureate of Detroit, Naomi Long Madgett, dead at 97

Amid the illustrious women listed on the cover of Haki Madhubuti’s book “Taught by Women” is Naomi Long Madgett.

VIDEO: 40-Day Ascension Celebration for Dr. Patricia A. Newton

The friends of the late Dr. Patricia A. Newton are host a 40-Day Ascension Celebration.

Queens King of politics, Archie Spigner, dead at 92

It was commonly said among political pundits that Archie Spigner was to Queens what former Representative Charles Rangel was to Harlem.