Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond becomes first Black woman appointed president of the New York Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond makes history with her recent appointment as president of the New York Theological Seminary.

December 12th Movement pays homage to comrade Coltrane Chimurenga

Coltrane Chimurenga, field marshal of the December 12th Movement, joined the ancestors May 13, 2019.

‘After 7’ artist Melvin Edmonds, brother of Babyface, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died at 65.

Haitian culture comes alive at Sans-Souci

UNI joins forces with consulate general of Haiti to celebrate Haitian Flag Day, May 18 at Judson Memorial Church.

BAMS—activist, cultural ambassador and Amsterdam News photographer dies in car accident

“Repose en Paix Bams” was wailed in the streets of Harlem and the Bronx; and written all over social media when news broke Tuesday, April 30 that popular photographer and community activist Oumar Bamoye ‘Bams’ Deme had died in a ...

Beloved Jurist Damon J. Keith passes at 96

One of the last things Professor Thurgood Marshall told his graduating student Damon Keith were four words: “Equal justice under law.”

Trailblazing filmmaker John Singleton joins the ancestors

After suffering a massive stroke on April 17, renowned urban filmmaker John Singleton joined the ancestors this past Monday, at 51 years of age, after relatives told doctors to terminate the life-support which had been sustaining him.

John Singleton dead at 51

Famed African American movie producer John Singleton has died.

Goal reached for funds needed to help rebuild burned Black churches

The fire and support to rebuild Notre Dame has dominated headlines.

Notre Dame fundraising inspires people to donate nearly $2 million to rebuild burned Louisiana churches

As hundreds of millions of dollars roll in to help rebuild the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, people have been inspired to donate to rebuild three churches in Louisiana that were intentionally burned down.

Coach Douglas Terry Muhammad’s Brooklyn homegoing

The homegoing services for Coach Douglas Terry Muhammad were held on Thursday, April 11, at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Educator Stan Kinard sent home in Brooklyn

With all the energy and spirituality of his Orisha/Ifa African spiritual tradition on Monday, April 15, educator and activist Stan Kinard was honored at his Brooklyn homegoing.

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to community activist Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing.

Coach Douglas Terry joins the ancestors

“With great sadness, I share that my father has passed away,” said Keeva Terry of her beloved father commonly known as “Coach” around the Brooklyn neighborhoods he frequented for decades.

Educator Stan Kinard makes his transition

This past weekend educator and activist Stan Kinard made his transition after a long battle with cancer.