Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, dies at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.

Commander Rocky Robinson of the BedStuy Vollies laid to rest

This past weekend Brooklyn sent home Commander James “Rocky” Robinson Jr., the famous retired FDNY EMT and founder of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies at 84

Diahann Carroll, the trailblazing actress and first Black woman to star in a non-servant role in a television series has died.

Commander Rocky Robinson of the BedStuy Vollies makes his transition

Brooklyn is saying goodbye to Dr. James “Rocky” Robinson, the founder of the beloved lifesaving Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp and Retired Capt. of FDNY Bureau of EMS.

Regal grand diva Jessye Norman dead at 74

Opera singer Jessye Norman has died.

Harlem commemorates Robert Mugabe, former president of the Republic of Zimbabwe

New Yorkers came out to commemorate the liberation struggle legacy of the former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.

Thanking the Rev. Wendell Foster

At Walker Memorial Baptist Church on Sept. 14, 2019, New Yorkers fondly remembered the Rev. Wendell Foster, who passed away at the age of 95. The Bronx borough’s first Black citywide elected official (he was elected to the City Council ...

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursda

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, passes

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 95.

Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance hosts back-to-school party

On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) hosted a back-to-school party.

Author Paule Marshall, whose novels merged Black worlds

At a lunch date in 1983 at the University of Iowa, I met the acclaimed author Paule Marshall for the first time.

Thanking Ben Carr

Benjamin “Ben” Carr, 69, of Staten Island, N.Y., was born in Rocky Point, N.C. Oct. 10, 1949 to the late Hazel and James Carr.

Church of Christ donates food and supplies in Brownsville

As the city announced that Brownsville, Brooklyn will now receive $9 million in the wake of the recent mass shooting which injured 11 and killed one person

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at ...

The beauty and the importance of the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture

Set on a beautiful campus in the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana, is the inspirational W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture, which was dedicated on June 22, 1985.