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Longtime Harlemite Mary Black joins the ancestors

Family, friends and relatives convened at Unity Funeral Chapel (2352 Frederick Douglass Blvd.) Monday, April 17, 2017, to bid farewell to longtime Harlem resident Mary Black, who joined the ancestors April 2 at age 79.

James Baldwin’s letters acquired by the Schomburg

James Baldwin, a native son of Harlem, is home again, at least some of his precious letters and other artifacts are after having been acquisitioned by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Why Riverside Church Supports the April 29 March on Washington for Climate, Jobs & Justice

On Easter Sunday the temperature was approaching 90 degrees, which is a nice reminder that summer is on the way.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in Woodland Hills Thursday, KTLA reports.

Middle Collegiate Church to host Revolution Love Conference

On the weekend of April 28-30, the Middle Collegiate Church and The Middle Project will be hosting their 11th annual Revolutionary Love Conference.

When Dr. King broke his betrayal of silence

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

The resilience that hate produced

The tragic murder of New Yorker Timothy Caughman has ripped the scab off the wounds that violence against communities of color have inflicted.

Comedian Charlie Murphy dies following leukemia battle

Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist.

William T. Coleman Jr., ‘Counsel for the Situation’ and civil rights icon

William Thaddeus Coleman Jr. was called “Bumps” by Coleman Young, Detroit’s first African-American mayor during their stint in the military, and President Clinton honored him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Attorney Roger Wilkins, aide to presidents Kennedy and Johnson, dies at 85

It took Roger Wilkins a while to settle into the world of journalism, where his famous uncle and father had established enviable reputations, but once there he made his mark and reached deeper precincts of the mainstream media than his ...

Singer Brenda Jones of The Jones Girls passes at 62

Reports indicate that singer Brenda Jones of the R&B sister girl group trio The Jones Girls has died. She was 62.

Activist Leola Maddox makes her transition

Activist and educator Leola Maddox (second from left), wife of famed attorney and activist Alton Maddox, has died.

Bobby Sengstacke captured the ordinary and extraordinary with his camera

Photojournalist Robert A. Sengstacke was born with ink in his blood in a family where a newspaper was its stock-in-trade, but Sengstacke converted the ink to film—and sometimes words—to become a noted man behind the camera.

Reflections on Shirley Chisholm

Too bad, Barack.

Community sends abolitionist attorney Lynne Stewart home

A multi-ethnic audience of supporters attended two days of memorial services a couple of weeks ago to commemorate the life and legacy of “The People’s Lawyer,” Lynne Stewart.

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