Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.
Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education.
The Rev. Al Sharpton celebreates his 60th birthday with a free gospel concert for the community.
Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.
Yes, flu season is here again, and it’s important to take precautions to stay healthy this fall, because the flu can leave you seriously sick for up to two weeks!
St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called the “Hymn of the Sun.” A verse relating to the sun states, “Be thou praised, O Lord, for all Thy creation, more especially for our brother ...
The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college ...
Over the past months, we have lost such iconic figures from the literary canon as Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka and Ruby Dee, to mention but a few.
Seeing a Black woman with “aviation consultant” under her name on a nightly television news show caught my attention, but the moment was so fleeting that her name never registered, or if it did, I forgot it.
Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.
Last week, the People’s Organization for Progress and local civil rights leaders joined the family of Abdul Kamal at a rally in front of the Essex County prosecutor’s office, demanding justice for the death of the Irvington man, shot and ...
“Moral Monday” began with an act of civil disobedience led by a diverse group of local and national faith leaders, including prominent activist and author Dr. Cornel West.
Many times in America, the president is the last person in the bureaucracy to know the truth, because there are just so many different levels in his administration.
In September, the president gave a somber, yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the United States’ response to the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging three West African nations.
“Every dime I had was spent on two things—books and records,” said Sharon Gordon, founder of the nonprofit organization Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music.