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Long serving DA, Robert Morgenthau, dead at 99

While the late Robert M. Morgenthau, New York City’s longest serving district attorney, who died on July 21 at 99, will be remembered by some as setting the “gold standard” for prosecutors, others will see that salute as somewhat tarnished.

First Black doctor at South Jersey hospital, Dr. William J. King, dies at 88

Dr. William J. King made history when he became the first Black doctor at Underwood-Memorial Hospital (now Inspira Medical Center) in Woodbury, N.J. in 1968. Dr. King died July 16 from heart disease and diabetes, according to reports.

Rev. Crawford is ready for this national assignment

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 member churches comprised of 15 denominations and 25.7 million African-Americans under the leadership of the Right Most Rev. Anthony Evans, is proud to appoint the Rev. Stacey Crawford as its ...

In Memoriam: Brother Lamont Curry Muhammad

Within weeks of each other, two leading authorities on Blacks in Mexico joined the ancestors.

Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday in Harlem

Harlem is home to some of the most incredible people. But more especially home to the oldest living person in the United States, Alelia Murphy.

Cameron Boyce Remembered

The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition.

School guidance counselor Gwendolyn Annette Simmons passes away

Gwendolyn Annette Simmons (affectionately known as Gwen) is best remembered for her years working in the New York City public school system as a music teacher and guidance counselor.

Pastor Joseph Siju on a mission

When pastor Joseph Siju opened up his church nearly 10 years ago, he not only envisioned a place where people can receive salvation, but a place where people can get the right help they need to develop their personal lives.

Remembering our ancestors who didn’t survive the voyage

The 30th annual Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage hosted by City University, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.

Millennials continue to leave the church in large numbers

College students claim that inasmuch as the church brings a lot of hope, comfort and strength for many people, the church has been notorious for excluding young people.

Thomas Haywood Newkirk celebrated in Harlem

Thomas Haywood Newkirk entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Fort Tryon Nursing Home in Manhattan

Celebration of Life to be held for Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr.

A leader in urban education, Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr. passed away May 4, 2019.

West Point cadet killed in crash ID’d as NJ man

The cadet killed in a crash that also injured 21 other people was identified by the U.S. Military Academy on Friday.

Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine, dead at 96

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a stop at the Dooky Chase Restaurant where on your best day you may be greeted by the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase.

Kam Williams, prolific film and literary critic, dies

Over the past two decades, film and literary critic Kam Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews.