Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.
William C. Thompson Sr., a New Yorker who was a City Councilman, a State Supreme Court justice and Brooklyn’s first African-American state senator, died Christmas Eve.
Minutes after I heard that Nancy Wilson was dead I went online to YouTube to see and hear again her glorious majesty, the wondrous beauty of her voice.
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.
Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home held its 21st annual Christmas Party, which is offered free to the community.
Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression.
Odyssey Impact, in conjunction with the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” followed by a panel discussion.
Funeral services were held this week for the late State Sen. Jose Peralta. The 47-year-old politician, who represented the State Senate’s 13th District in Queens, died last Wednesday.
Daa’iya El-Sanusi, who hosted one of the most important live radio shows in Harlem that streamed around the world, died Nov. 11 in New York. She was 63.
First Central Baptist Church of Stapleton, Staten Island hosted their 40th anniversary banquet. The Rev. Dr. Demetrius Carolina handed out awards to longtime church members.
The Black Solidarity Day Coalition 2018 recaptured the essence of Dr. Carlos Russell’s initial vision of collective political and economic action in the Black community.
“We are angry! We are livid and we want an arrest!” shouted Assemblyman Charles Barron outside the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall that was vandalized last week with a racial slur suggesting that Black people be killed.
NPR is reporting that renown jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died of a cardiac arrest at the tender age of 49.
Ntozake Shange, renowned and beloved poet, playwright, novelist, performance artist, essayist and educator, died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Reports indicate that Black playwright Ntozake Shange has died.