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HBCU champion George H. Andrews passes away at 87

Longtime Brooklyn resident George H. Andrews has died.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Rapper Prodigy, one half of the influential hip hop duo Mobb Deep has died, according to a co-author on one of his books, Kathy Iandoli.

Harlem-based order of Black nuns to sell uptown location

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, has put its Harlem location on the market as they restructure.

Union stalwart passes

The sun rose in Winneba, Ghana as it did every day, but April 5, 1947, its rays shone more brightly with the birth of Evelyn Grace Ekua AnaisIewa Parker, affectionately known as Auntie Eve. Born to the late Anna Quaison-Sackey ...

Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church reopens in Harlem

The Rev. Herb Daughtry spoke at the dedication and grand opening of Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem.

Gooding family speaks on the passing of Cuba Gooding Sr.

The family of Cuba Gooding Sr. thanks for for their love and support since his passing.

Brother Kenneth Muhammad transitions

Admirers, family and friends gathered at the Unity Funeral Chapel (2352 Fredrick Douglas Blvd.) in Harlem Thursday, May 11, 2017, to pay their respects to Brother Kenneth Muhammad (Hayes), who joined the ancestors May 4 at Harlem Hospital.

Harlem remembers Malcolm X

Last Friday morning, a caravan of vehicles trekked from the corner of 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem up to Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester County to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s May 19 birthday.

Bedford Stuyvesant hosts Tohma Y. Faulkner street naming ceremony

Community was the central focus of Sister Tohma Y. Faulkner’s life.

Brooklyn Community Church celebrates 2017 Women’s Day

Walking Towards a Courageous Victory” (Esther 4:1-17) was Brooklyn Community Church’s 2017 Women’s Day theme.

Twenty years for the unity of the human family

The 20th anniversary celebration of the encounter and pact between Chiara Lubich and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed will take place at Historical Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in the heart of Harlem May 20, 2017.

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.

Memorial service for Cuba Gooding Sr. held at the Apollo Theater

Cuba Gooding Sr., the late R&B soul singer who sang lead vocals for the legendary "Main Ingredient" , was memorialized at the Apollo Theater

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.

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