‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81.

African Americans who have died of COVID-19

The inaccurate internet memes and false online conspiracies that “Blacks can’t get coronavirus” are contrary to reality. African Americans are not immune to COVID-19.

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85

Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus

COVID-19: Black churches employ innovation to worship during a pandemic

Black churches in America have faced the challenges of wars, arson and racism written into the law.

Rev. Joseph Lowery, civil rights icon, is dead at 98

In February 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in jail, he issued a statement to his associates about plans and strategies to pursue.

Al Sharpton urging faith leaders to discontinue services for Palm Sunday and Holy Week leading into Easter

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton convened a call with the heads of the nation’s largest historically Black religious denominations and other faith leaders to call on clergy to refrain from having church services as we head into Palm Sunday ...

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday

Beloved Harlem pastor dies of coronavirus

The longtime pastor of Harlem’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Reverend Isaac Graham, passed away Sunday after a short but intense battle with coronavirus.

COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

Airicka Gordon-Taylor, Emmett Till’s cousin and activist passes

Three years ago when author and scholar Timothy Tyson published his book “The Blood of Emmett Till,” it further confirmed that Carolyn Bryant Donham lied about the incident that led up to Till’s lynching, and that was all Airicka Gordon-Taylor ...

A tribute to McCoy Tyner

My immersion in the music of pianist/composer McCoy Tyner began in the late ’50s and early ’60s when we were both about 20 or 21 years of age.

Sabira Bushra, noted film maven, passes at 66

The Sembene Film Festival is based in Pittsburgh but its visionary founder, Phyllis Hill Cole, affectionately known as Sabira Bushra, gave it a global impact with its focus on classic African and African American films.

Sen. Parker, Altice give laptops and internet to Cornerstone Baptist Church

In many communities, churches are not only a place of worship but additionally serve as a neighborhood resource.

Zalute Brother Zulu!

The community paid their respects to nationalist revolutionary activist Rosevelt “Zulu” Bynum, who passed away at the age of 85,

B. Smith remembered by family and friends at private memorial service

Dan Gasby held a private memorial service for his wife, restaurateur/model/homegoods icon Barbara Elaine Smith (B. Smith) on March 3 at Frank Campbell Funeral Home.