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Funeral services held for District Leader Johnnie Mae Wright

Homegoing for the Hon. Johnnie Mae Johnson, 70th AD district leader, PTA president and Model Cities member. It was held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Harlem's Metropolitan Baptist Church.

A jazz tribute and flyover to Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr., renowned Tuskegee Airman and educator

Famed Tuskegee Airman and educator Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. made it abundantly clear that when he died, there were to be no funeral services. He insisted there be a jazz concert in his memory.

Member of Tuskegee Airmen, Dabney Montgomery, dies at 93

Before marching with Dr. King in Selma in 1965, Dabney Montgomery was a ground crewman for the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. Montgomery, 93, died of natural causes Saturday, according to his goddaughter, Marlene Patton.

Shelby Westbrook, Tuskegee Airman, dead at 94

Last month the famed Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe Brown joined the ancestors. Wednesday, Aug. 17, fellow airman Shelby Westbrook, died in Chicago.

Gideon Manasseh, photographer and educator, passes at 77

Celebrated Amsterdam News Photographer and teacher Gideon Manasseh makes his transition.

George Curry—A personal reflection

Given George Curry’s international impact on the world of journalism we can expect a long list of encomiums, all of them warranted and all needed in the attempt to capture the totality of his remarkable odyssey.

VIDEO: Funeral services for late journalist George Curry

George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Civil rights journalist and Black press columnist George Curry dead at 69

Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was ...

Tribute to Simone Moore—Sunrise, July 26, 1966; sunset, August 10, 2016

It is with a profound sense of sorrow, pain and anguish that the family of Colin A. Moore announces the sudden and untimely passing of his beloved daughter, Simone Moore.

Marion Christopher Barry, son of the former D.C. mayor, dies of an overdose

Marion Christopher Barry, the son of the late mayor of Washington, D.C., has died of an apparent drug overdose.

Dr. Sebi dies in custody of Honduran jailers

Tributes and accolades came in thick and fast when news broke Saturday evening that the renowned herbalist, alternative medicine practitioner and healer, Dr. Sebi, had made his transition Aug. 6.

Dr. Sebi dies in Honduran police custody

Tributes and accolades came in thick and fast when news broke on Saturday, that the renown herbalist, alternative medicine practitioner and healer – Dr. Sebi – had made his transition on Saturday, 6th August, Honduras, Central America.

Acclaimed author James Alan McPherson Jr. dies at 72

During my brief stay in Iowa City and teaching at the university there, I had several opportunities to spend time with the author James Alan McPherson.

The Rev. Grace Ogunwuyi ninth annual Prayer Summit 2016 held at Baptist House of Prayer

This month the Fruit of Increase Ministries honored community people at their Prayer Summit. Bishop Lamar Williams was keynote speaker.

Alelia Murphy, 111 and counting

Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba ...

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