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Harlem-based nuns advocate for the poor in Washington

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.

Kermit Eady and Zakia Byrd join the ancestors

A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.

A life well lived: Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. passes

Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.

Actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

Reports indicate that actor Kristoff St. John has died. He was best known for his role on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes dead at age 83

Charles J. Hynes, 83, who served 24 years as district attorney in the ‘Republic of Brooklyn’ died Tuesday evening at a Hospice in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to news reports he had been in failing health for some time.

Former DC37 leader Stanley Hill dead at 82

The former leader of the biggest public union in New York City has passed away.

R&B legend James Ingram dead at 66

Popular R&B singer James Ingram died on January 29 at age 66 at his home in Los Angeles.

BP Eric Adams hosts celebration of life service for Honorable Justice William C. Thompson

Thursday, Jan. 17, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a celebration of life service in the Courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall in honor of Honorable Justice William C. Thompson.

Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the US, dies at 112

Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.

Trailblazer William C. Thompson Sr., jurist and politician passes at 94

William C. Thompson Sr., a New Yorker who was a City Councilman, a State Supreme Court justice and Brooklyn’s first African-American state senator, died Christmas Eve.

Nancy Wilson, peerless interpreter of lyrics, dead at 81

Minutes after I heard that Nancy Wilson was dead I went online to YouTube to see and hear again her glorious majesty, the wondrous beauty of her voice.

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home holds its 21st annual Christmas Party

Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home held its 21st annual Christmas Party, which is offered free to the community.

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of voting rights, dies at 97

Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression.

Abyssinian Baptist Church screens ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

Odyssey Impact, in conjunction with the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” followed by a panel discussion.

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