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Eladia Riggs Bing makes her transition

Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.

Malala Influences a Generation

Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sharpton celebrates 60th birthday at First Corinthian Baptist Church

The Rev. Al Sharpton celebreates his 60th birthday with a free gospel concert for the community.

Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui makes the transition

Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.

Save your sick leave, get your flu shot

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!

Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather…

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 ...

CUNY to vote on new campus sexual assault policy

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 ...

Dr. Haki Madhubuti discusses Malcolm X at Adelphi University

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.

Pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman

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.

Seven charged in death of Paterson girl

Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.

Community leaders continue to demand justice for Abdul Kamal

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 ...

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson

“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.

Could President Obama be wrong about the Ebola virus?

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.

Stop Ebola at the border

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.

Sharon Gordon of CPR: ‘Let’s bring it back to the basics’

“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.

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