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Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday in Harlem

Harlem is home to some of the most incredible people. But more especially home to the oldest living person in the United States, Alelia Murphy.

Cameron Boyce Remembered

The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition.

School guidance counselor Gwendolyn Annette Simmons passes away

Gwendolyn Annette Simmons (affectionately known as Gwen) is best remembered for her years working in the New York City public school system as a music teacher and guidance counselor.

Pastor Joseph Siju on a mission

When pastor Joseph Siju opened up his church nearly 10 years ago, he not only envisioned a place where people can receive salvation, but a place where people can get the right help they need to develop their personal lives.

Remembering our ancestors who didn’t survive the voyage

The 30th annual Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage hosted by City University, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.

Millennials continue to leave the church in large numbers

College students claim that inasmuch as the church brings a lot of hope, comfort and strength for many people, the church has been notorious for excluding young people.

Thomas Haywood Newkirk celebrated in Harlem

Thomas Haywood Newkirk entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Fort Tryon Nursing Home in Manhattan

Celebration of Life to be held for Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr.

A leader in urban education, Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr. passed away May 4, 2019.

West Point cadet killed in crash ID’d as NJ man

The cadet killed in a crash that also injured 21 other people was identified by the U.S. Military Academy on Friday.

Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine, dead at 96

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a stop at the Dooky Chase Restaurant where on your best day you may be greeted by the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase.

Kam Williams, prolific film and literary critic, dies

Over the past two decades, film and literary critic Kam Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews.

Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase, who created the city’s first white-tablecloth restaurant for Black patrons...

Eminent outspoken scholar, Dr. Martin Kilson passes at 88

In this digital age of social media, when in a nanosecond you have the news, we are just learning of the death of noted scholar and esteemed intellectual Dr. Martin Kilson who made his transition April 24.

Harlem fire victims laid to rest

Family members and the community recently came together to lay to rest five of the victims of a fatal fire in Harlem.

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond becomes first Black woman appointed president of the New York Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond makes history with her recent appointment as president of the New York Theological Seminary.

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