Mrs. Elease Cooke celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 15, 2019. The special centennial celebration took place Saturday, Feb. 16 in the community room of the Isabella Center in Manhattan.
Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.
Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday, Feb. 23, for the 14th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton. Leaders from various groups discussed emerging Black leaders in Staten Island’s Black community.
Saviour’s Day Convention 2019, the Nation of Islam’s annual celebration of the birth of “the Saviour,” Master Fard Muhammad, may have been the “best Saviours’ Day convention ever,” as one participant said.
I have been working with Black and Brown youth for over 20 years. First as a youth mentor, later as a youth pastor and senior pastor.
Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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.
A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.
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.
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."
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.
The former leader of the biggest public union in New York City has passed away.
Popular R&B singer James Ingram died on January 29 at age 66 at his home in Los Angeles.
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 United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.