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Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the US, dies at 112

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.

Trailblazer William C. Thompson Sr., jurist and politician passes at 94

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.

Nancy Wilson, peerless interpreter of lyrics, dead at 81

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.

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81

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.

McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home holds its 21st annual Christmas Party

Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home held its 21st annual Christmas Party, which is offered free to the community.

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of voting rights, dies at 97

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.

Abyssinian Baptist Church screens ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

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.

New York says goodbye to State Sen. Jose Peralta

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, host of WHCR Radio, dies at 63

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 40th anniversary banquet

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.

Black solidarity sets the agenda

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.

Activists denounce African burial ground vandalization

“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.

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove dead at 49

NPR is reporting that renown jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died of a cardiac arrest at the tender age of 49.

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948–October 27, 2018

Ntozake Shange, renowned and beloved poet, playwright, novelist, performance artist, essayist and educator, died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Playwright Ntozake Shange passes at 70

Reports indicate that Black playwright Ntozake Shange has died.

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