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Celebrating the life of Wise Jamel Allah

The Harlem community, the family and the organization God Wise Jamel Allah belonged to and helped establish–the Nation of Gods and Earths, also know as the Five-percenters–came out to Unity Funeral Home on Fredrick Douglas Boulevard Sunday evening to bid ...

Education champion Dr. Luberta Luby Fields Mays makes her transition

Celebrated educator Dr. Luberta “Luby” Fields Mays has passed away. She is best remembered as an elementary school teacher, college professor and dedicated church member. She was 84.

And then there were two—Political pioneer Basil Paterson, passes at 87

Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody ...

Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

Muslims appeal federal judge’s ruling on NYPD surveillance, turn to de Blasio

A group of New Jersey Muslims are responding swiftly after their case got thrown out of federal district court.

Change the code: dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

In an effort to engage the Harlem community in the public hearings on the 2014 New York City School Discipline Code, there will be a meeting at First Corinthians Baptist Church

Sports writer Marcus Henry passes

It has been over one week since my good friend Larry Hardesty of ESPN contacted me, deeply shaken, to share and confirm the passing of Marcus Henry.

Lawrence Hamilton, Broadway’s leading man, makes his transition

Lawrence Hamilton, an elegant and commanding musical theater artist and one of Broadway’s leading men, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, April 3 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications following bypass surgery. He was 59.

Celebrating the life of Baba Obalewa ‘Brother Oba’ Abileye

Going home services for community activist Obalewa “Brother Oba” Abileye were conducted on the evening of March 11 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave. A legion of admirers, cultural comrades, family members and friends packed the ...

Dance icon Joan Miller dies at 78

One of Harlem’s own, dancer, choreographer and instructor Joan Miller, died at 78.

Homophobic church sign causes stir in Harlem

Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem continues to make headlines over his controversial anti-gay messages on his marquee

Bishop Kenneth Olin Robinson’s homegoing

Bishop Kenneth Olin Robinson died in February, and his home going service was this weekend

NYC reflects on Chokwe Lumumba’s legacy

The lifetime achievements of elected revolutionary Chokwe Lumumba, who became an ancestor on Feb. 25, were commemorated on Saturday, March 29 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave.) as a legion of activists, comrades and relatives paid ...

Barclays Center opens DBNA ‘Meditation Room’

The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) Meditation Room inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has officially opened after recent renovations

Chokwe Lumumba NYC memorial this Saturday

Allies, comrades, family and friends of the uncompromising Chokwe Lumumba will convene at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church

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