David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

After praising him for his leadership, calling him a “people’s governor with a sensible approach,” the Rev. Michael Livingston, the pastor of Riverside Church, turned his pulpit over to Gov. Cuomo on Sunday, who used a metaphor of a low ...

Celebrating the life of Miguel Higgins

A close-knit circle of 25 family members and friends gathered Thursday, November 5, to commemorate the illustrious life of former Harlem resident, Miguel Higgins, during memorial services in Willingboro, N.J.

Noted poet laureate of Detroit, Naomi Long Madgett, dead at 97

Amid the illustrious women listed on the cover of Haki Madhubuti’s book “Taught by Women” is Naomi Long Madgett.

VIDEO: 40-Day Ascension Celebration for Dr. Patricia A. Newton

The friends of the late Dr. Patricia A. Newton are host a 40-Day Ascension Celebration.

Queens King of politics, Archie Spigner, dead at 92

It was commonly said among political pundits that Archie Spigner was to Queens what former Representative Charles Rangel was to Harlem.

Executive Director of The Addicts Rehabilitation Center James Allen passes

James Allen, executive director of The Addicts Rehabilitation Center for over half a century, has passed.

Black Christians, a Voting Bloc

What the 2020 election means to Black faith-based communities

Harlem’s Bethany Baptist Church holds annual coat giveaway

The BEAMS Ministry at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 303 West 153rd Street in the village of Harlem, just held their annual coat giveaway.

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem receives Sacred Sites Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced eight Sacred Sites Grants totaling $140,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $30,000 to Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem to help fund slate roof repairs.

National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality Oct. 22 at Union Square Park

Concerned citizens are being urged to wear black Oct. 22, 2020, as they and organizers recognize the 25th annual Protest Against Police Brutality being held Thursday (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) in Union Square Park, Lower Manhattan, NYC.

Prayer vigil honors lives lost to the coronavirus

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in partnership with Mourning Into Unity, and in solidarity hosted a prayer vigil in honor of those lost to the coronavirus.

Beloved First Lady Joyce Dinkins, passes at 89

Whenever former Mayor David Dinkins mentioned his wife, Joyce, he referred to her as his beautiful bride, and she was indeed beautiful and bountiful too.

Sharpton celebrates birthday and new book

Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton celebrated his 66th birthday at his National Action Network Harlem headquarters Oct. 3.

Until justice is served––in remembrance of Breonna Taylor

It was a beautiful autumn day Saturday, Oct. 3 as community members gathered to pay tribute to Breonna Taylor and other victims of police brutality for a program called “Until Justice Is Served.”