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Famed educator Ollie McClean passes away

After battling an illness, wonderful educator Ollie McClean passed away May 26.

Herman Ferguson saluted in Brooklyn

Saturday, May 16, the late educator and activist Herman Ferguson was celebrated at a memorial tribute hosted by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee at the Rev. Herbert Daughtry’s historic House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.

Commissioner Ethel Griffin, New York City public administrator, dies

Ethel J. Griffin ESQ was the first African-American and longest serving public administrator of the county of New York City since being appointed to this position in 1988.

Malcolm X legacy honored on his 90th birthday

he celebration of what would have been the 90th birthday of slain international activist Malcolm X began with hundreds making the pilgrimage to the Ardsley gravesite, where the man also known as El-Haj Malik El-Shabazz is interred with his wife, ...

The legacy of B. B. King

B.B. King, the anointed “King of the Blues,” who took the blues from the Mississippi cotton fields to mainstream America and the world stage, died May 14. He was 89.

Medgar Evers College comes together to remember Dr. Derrick Griffith

Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus

The Thrill is Gone, and so is B.B. King

“The blues people have been treated like the Blacks have been—unfairly, and for me it was almost like being black twice,” B.B. King once lamented.

Legendary blues singer B. B. King dies at 89

Best known for his down-home style and recognizable guitar skills, blues legend B.B. KIng has died.

Singer Johnny Kemp memorialized at St. Philip’s

A capacity crowd of 600 filled St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Monday afternoon for hours to memorialize Harlem resident and famed recording artist Johnny Kemp.

Famed soul singer and composer Ben E. King dies at 76

With the recent reports of B.B. King being in hospice at home, some have already placed him with the ancestors.

‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at 76

Best known for the 1961 his song “Stand By Me, soul and R&B singer-songwriter Ben E. King has died. He was 76.

World-renowned Pentecostal leader, builder, college founder William L. Bonner dies at 93

The honorable Chief Apostle William Lee Bonner, a spiritual leader and book author who built an international organization, landmark educational institutions and churches, and reached millions in his ministry, passed away Friday, April 3.

Farrakhan praises the unique value of the Black woman

“The value of the Black woman is worth more than the value of the Earth.” This was the message of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national minister for the Nation of Islam, who addressed a national audience of women ...

Abyssinian hosts a wonderful evening of jazz and reparations

It was fortuitous this past weekend to have Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan’s wake and viewing at the Abyssinian Baptist Church last Thursday right around the corner from the Reparations Summit, convened at the same time by the Institute of the ...

Singer Johnny Kemp dead at 55

Reports indicate that R&B singer Johnny Kemp has died.