Thanking the Rev. Wendell Foster

At Walker Memorial Baptist Church on Sept. 14, 2019, New Yorkers fondly remembered the Rev. Wendell Foster, who passed away at the age of 95. The Bronx borough’s first Black citywide elected official (he was elected to the City Council ...

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursda

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, passes

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 95.

Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance hosts back-to-school party

On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) hosted a back-to-school party.

Author Paule Marshall, whose novels merged Black worlds

At a lunch date in 1983 at the University of Iowa, I met the acclaimed author Paule Marshall for the first time.

Thanking Ben Carr

Benjamin “Ben” Carr, 69, of Staten Island, N.Y., was born in Rocky Point, N.C. Oct. 10, 1949 to the late Hazel and James Carr.

Church of Christ donates food and supplies in Brownsville

As the city announced that Brownsville, Brooklyn will now receive $9 million in the wake of the recent mass shooting which injured 11 and killed one person

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at ...

The beauty and the importance of the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture

Set on a beautiful campus in the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana, is the inspirational W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture, which was dedicated on June 22, 1985.

Long serving DA, Robert Morgenthau, dead at 99

While the late Robert M. Morgenthau, New York City’s longest serving district attorney, who died on July 21 at 99, will be remembered by some as setting the “gold standard” for prosecutors, others will see that salute as somewhat tarnished.

First Black doctor at South Jersey hospital, Dr. William J. King, dies at 88

Dr. William J. King made history when he became the first Black doctor at Underwood-Memorial Hospital (now Inspira Medical Center) in Woodbury, N.J. in 1968. Dr. King died July 16 from heart disease and diabetes, according to reports.

Rev. Crawford is ready for this national assignment

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 member churches comprised of 15 denominations and 25.7 million African-Americans under the leadership of the Right Most Rev. Anthony Evans, is proud to appoint the Rev. Stacey Crawford as its ...

In Memoriam: Brother Lamont Curry Muhammad

Within weeks of each other, two leading authorities on Blacks in Mexico joined the ancestors.

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.