Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. —‘I’ve seen the Promised Land’

Monday, April 4, is the 48th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn., as he stood on the balcony of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel.

Pamela Palanque-North, esteemed applied behavioral scientist, passes at 66

On too many occasions, the problem composing a person’s obituary is the lack of information.

Harlem holds homegoing services for Erica Garner

Harlem’s First Corinthians Baptist Church was packed Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for the wake and funeral service for Erica Garner, 27, the mother-turned-activist who fought for justice for her father Eric Garner until her untimely early end.

Remembering activist Erica Garner

After the infamous police killing of Eric Garner, his daughter, Erica Garner, dedicated her life to getting justice for her father along with leading young people in a movement condemning police violence. Garner died Saturday, Dec. 30, after suffering a ...

There’s Room at the Inn’ on Staten Island

Staten Island’s Central Family Life Center fed those in need at the “There’s Room at the Inn” celebration Dec. 23.

The smile and memory of Leatrice O’Farrell Sutton recalled at homegoing

From the melodious sound of the tune wafting through the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home, to the words delivered by family members and dignitaries, to the endless gallery of photos flashing from a monitor, one thing was consistent in the ...

Harlem sends home one its cornerstones, Dr. Jack Felder

Fellow activists, associates and educators attended going home services at the Williams Institutional CME Church, (2225 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) this past Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to bid farewell to one of Harlem’s stalwart African scholar warriors.

Funeral held for Lowell Hawthorne

A funeral was held this week for late Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne. Pictured here is State Sen. Yvette Clarke with Barbadian historian, Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles KA, the current vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies and ...

Sonny Abubadika Carson—Rest in power 15 years later

December 20, 2017 marks the 15th year since the passing of one of Black people’s most courageous and gifted Black Liberation fighters, Sonny “Abubadika” Carson, as he was affectionately and respectfully known on the streets of Brooklyn.

Golden Krust founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne laid to rest

The funeral service for Lowell Hawthorne, the CEO of the iconic Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill will be held on December 18 in the Bronx, New York. Hawthorne is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

Dr. R. Chester Redhead, the eminent dentist, passes at 92

“The best way to understand New York’s Black upper class is to study its origins,” Dr. R. Chester Redhead told author Lawrence Otis Graham.

Two civil rights icons—Simeon Booker Jr. and Ernest Finney Jr.

There is no way to say for certain if the journalist extraordinaire Simeon Booker and the eminent Justice Ernest Finney Jr. were ever at the same place at the same time, but given their eventful lives, particularly on the civil ...

Rest in power—Dr. Jack Felder, activist and scientist, passes at 78

For many years, come rain or shine, Dr. Jack Felder, along with his son, Nova, had a permanent spot on 125th Street in front of Mart 125.

Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne dead at 57

The local, national and international Caribbean Diaspora community is reeling from the untimely death of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The Miracles’ Pete Moore dies at 79

Whenever the Miracles, Motown’s seminal group, is mentioned, invariably Smokey Robinson is the next word. But by 1975, Robinson was soloing, and it was left for Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers to maintain things.