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Rev. Vernon Williams remarries bride in Harlem

The Rev. Vernon Williams and evangelist Gail Y. Williams held a remarriage ceremony.

Passing of Giants of the Human Spirit

If they ever tell my story, let them say I walked with giants.

Farrakhan alleges US government created Ebola for population control

In a recent issue of Final Call, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan charged that U.S. scientists are concocting deadly diseases, with the primary purpose to “depopulate the world of Black people.”

Harold Hambrick: Entrepreneurial visionary and empowerment advocate saluted

In a moving funeral service Friday in Los Angeles, scores of leaders in the arts, culture, clergy, education, politics and business joined professionals and grateful residents to salute Harold Hambrick, an entrepreneurial visionary, community griot and strategist for the poor ...

Five Percenters commemorate 50th anniversary

During the past couple weeks, various local events have commemorated the establishment of the Five Percenters, a.k.a. Nation of Gods & Earths, a half century ago.

Eladia Riggs Bing makes her transition

Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sharpton celebrates 60th birthday at First Corinthian Baptist Church

The Rev. Al Sharpton celebreates his 60th birthday with a free gospel concert for the community.

Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui makes the transition

Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.

Baba Herman Ferguson memorialized in North Carolina

Herman Ferguson, 93, was always known for his signature smile. When he smiled, he made everyone else smile. But this past Saturday, there were more tears than smiles.

When Baron Samedi comes: The Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Saturday, Oct. 4, one of the most brutal dictators of Haiti, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was dying of a heart attack at his home in Thomassin, a Port-au-Prince mountaintop suburb, as an old, familiar friend, dressed in a top hat, ...

Geoffrey Holder: The gentle giant

Geoffrey Lamont Holder, a multitalented artistic force of nature whose commanding 6-foot-6 frame, baritone voice and enthusiastic laugh were outward manifestations of an incandescent spirit and an inimitable creative genius, made his transition Sunday at age 84, as a result ...

Remembering Herman Ferguson

Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocio. But Thursday, Sept. 25—when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition—there was not one, but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.

Baba Herman Ferguson makes his transition

Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocios man. But on Thursday Sept 25, 2014 – when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition, there was not one – but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.

Remembering Ruby Dee

Fans and celebrities gather to remember late actress Ruby Dee.

Gerald Wilson, influential jazz composer, dies at 96

Gerald Wilson, a big band leader and trumpeter whose fountain of jazz compositions and arrangements became a pivotal force, influencing eight generations of musicians, died Sept. 8 in his home in Los Angeles.

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