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The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, civil rights witness and participant, dead at 81

The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles is often best remembered as an eyewitness to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Afeni Shakur, mother of hip-hop icon Tupac, joins ancestors

Afeni Shakur, original Black Panther activist and mother of slain hip-hop legend Tupac, passed away Monday night after paramedics removed the 69-year-old from her Sausalito, Calif., home and rushed her to Marin General Hospital

United Palace House of Inspiration honors the Rev. Eikerenkoetter for 50 years of service

The United Palace House of Inspiration is hosting a celebration in honor of the Rev. Dr. Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter and her 50 years service to Rev. Ike Ministries and the greater United Palace community.

Educator and deacon Dr. Joe L. Jackson passes at 81

Professor Emeritus Dr. Joe Lewis Jackson leaves a legacy as a passionate family man, educator and church deacon at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. He died April 20 of cancer. Jackson was 81.

90% of Americans have prayed for healing, study finds

When Americans experience health problems, they don't just rely on doctors and medications. A new study found that most Americans have turned to prayer to heal themselves and others.

Acclaimed sculptor Inge Hardison passes at 102

The bronze bust of Robinson Robinson at Bradhurst near 147th Street is just one of Hardison’s sculptures of famous personalities and others, who she termed, “Our folks.”

Amity Baptist Church celebrates its 100th anniversary

Amity Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in April with a series of events from April 16 to 24.

Sister Student Minister Ava Muhammad speaks to the people

The National Spokesperson for Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the people by webcast screened at Mosque Number 7.

Popular revolutionary Will Reese passes

Many people gladly accepted copies of Revolution, the newspaper of the Revolutionary Community Party, from Will Reese.

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.

Phife Dawg, of A Tribe Called Quest, dead at 45

Marrying rap music and hip-hop culture to sports and pop culture at-large doesn’t seem like a big deal now. It’s expected. It’s considered passé in certain ways.

Remembering Phife Dawg

Rapper Malik Taylor, better known to fans as Phife Dawg of the group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes.

Nation of Islam students return to the United Nations

For the second year in a row, students from Muhammad’s University of Islam in Chicago attended the National High School Model U.N. conference held in New York City.

Female HBCU presidents to speak at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Two women who serve as presidents of historically Black colleges are speaking at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church on Sunday during the church's 63rd Women’s Day Celebration.

Black History Month: We are the ones

On Aug. 9, 1978, the late poet and political activist June Jordan read a poem at the United Nations titled “Poem for South African-Women.

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