Friendship Baptist Church celebrates 80th anniversary

One of the oldest churches in New York will be celebrating their 80th anniversary, starting Nov. 5. The celebration will include a luncheon and four dynamic services that will span three Sundays.

Elder of the Five Percenters, Abu Shahid, returns to the essence

Many locals were saddened by the news that Brother Abu Shahid had joined the ancestors Wednesday, Sept. 28, at his Pittsburg, Pa. home. He was 85 years of age.

Black churches being pushed out of nation’s capital

Long-standing African-American churches are disappearing from the nation’s capital one at a time, like victims in an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

'Martin' actor Tommy Ford dead at 52

Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson dies after battle with cancer

Multiple reports indicate that Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson has passed away after battling cancer.

United Palace House hosts The Gathering UPHI 2016: Reawaken Wonder

The fourth largest theater on Broadway, United Palace House of Inspiration, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street, opened its doors Friday, Sept. 30, for its third annual The Gathering UPHI, a multiday affair of creativity, connectivity and celebration to set the ...

Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts HBCU fair

The African-American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church is sponsoring their annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NYC clergy to NYPD: VieVu’s body cameras won’t protect our communities

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Southern Baptist Church, a coalition of African-American clergy demanded a public discussion around the selection of VieVu as the vendor for the NYPD’s $6.4 million body camera contract.

NNPA mourns passing of William Garth Sr.

On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of William Garth Sr. who passed Friday, Sep. 23, 2016, in Chicago.

Trisco Pearson from the legendary Force M.D.’s joins the ancestors

Many people in the mature age range of their 40s and 50s were deeply saddened by the news that another member of the pioneering hip-hop act, Force M.D.’s, had become an ancestor Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Acclaimed author Gloria Naylor dies at 66

Author Gloria Naylor, whose stories chronicling the experiences of black women in the 1980s and 1990s drew wide acclaim, died at age 66.

Funeral services held for District Leader Johnnie Mae Johnson

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.