Reflections on the legacy of Thutmose Powell

Several comrades of renowned Harlem activist Brother Morris Thutmose Powell reflected on his life-long efforts this past Monday at Harlem’s UCLA, the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue. Powell joined the ancestors May 23 while in Namibia, Africa, where ...

New Jersey community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey dies at age 76

Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.

2016—A year of major transitions

While noting the disturbing numbers of wars and copious amount of deadly violence laying wast all over the globe, it is with somber thought people acknowledged that 2016 marks the passing of so many famous and noteworthy people, whose name, ...

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris, who worked alongside the greats, dies at 54

Ricky Harris, whose yin-yang comedic career went from raunchy standup on one end to family-friendly sitcoms on the other, has died. He was 54.

Kujichagulia: Self-determination now!

As we enter the sphere of President Trump, we must make a thoroughgoing analysis of the choices that lay before us.

Harlem recognizes Human Rights Day

“What’s the call? Free them all!” a slew of multiethnic activists chanted while posted up on the northeast corner of Harlem’s African Square (125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) this past Saturday afternoon as they withstood the cold ...

Journalism great and activist Howard Bingham dies at 77

Sports and sports journalism lost a giant last Thursday when Howard Bingham, best known as the longtime personal photographer and close confidant of the legendary boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, died at the age of age 77.

Spiritually Speaking: Prayer is my daily weapon of choice

Recently, I’ve had reason to refocus on that sometimes habitual thing that I do known as prayer. Be it morning prayer, evening at church or, on behalf of a friend or seeking guidance in and out of a difficult situation, ...

Joyous Celebration at The Salvation Army in Harlem

Joyous Celebration at The Salvation Army in Harlem.

Dr. Chika Onyeani—Rest in peace

Today, on this sixth day since his death, I have composed myself and tried to find the appropriate words to say goodbye to an icon, Dr. Chika Onyeani.

Madelon Delaney Stent passes

Madelon Delany Stent died Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by her family. Madelon Delany was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harlem, the loving daughter of Willetta Smith Delany and Judge Hubert T. Delany, one of the first African-American ...

Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan remarks on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castro

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught me that there is a law in nature that whenever a people are deprived of that which God intends for that people to have, such as freedom, justice, equality of opportunity and equal membership in ...

Innovative sculptor Houston Conwill passes at 69

There is a photo of two iconic African-Americans, Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka, doing a furious version of the jitterbug atop a cosmogram in the atrium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This flat geometric figure created ...

'Barney Miller' actor Ron Glass dies

Actor Ron Glass, known for his role on the police sitcom "Barney Miller," has died, his agent says.

Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime revolutionary leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban despot who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died aged 90.