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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.

Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase, who created the city’s first white-tablecloth restaurant for Black patrons...

Eminent outspoken scholar, Dr. Martin Kilson passes at 88

In this digital age of social media, when in a nanosecond you have the news, we are just learning of the death of noted scholar and esteemed intellectual Dr. Martin Kilson who made his transition April 24.

Harlem fire victims laid to rest

Family members and the community recently came together to lay to rest five of the victims of a fatal fire in Harlem.

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond becomes first Black woman appointed president of the New York Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond makes history with her recent appointment as president of the New York Theological Seminary.

December 12th Movement pays homage to comrade Coltrane Chimurenga

Coltrane Chimurenga, field marshal of the December 12th Movement, joined the ancestors May 13, 2019.

‘After 7’ artist Melvin Edmonds, brother of Babyface, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died at 65.

Haitian culture comes alive at Sans-Souci

UNI joins forces with consulate general of Haiti to celebrate Haitian Flag Day, May 18 at Judson Memorial Church.

BAMS—activist, cultural ambassador and Amsterdam News photographer dies in car accident

“Repose en Paix Bams” was wailed in the streets of Harlem and the Bronx; and written all over social media when news broke Tuesday, April 30 that popular photographer and community activist Oumar Bamoye ‘Bams’ Deme had died in a ...

Beloved Jurist Damon J. Keith passes at 96

One of the last things Professor Thurgood Marshall told his graduating student Damon Keith were four words: “Equal justice under law.”

Trailblazing filmmaker John Singleton joins the ancestors

After suffering a massive stroke on April 17, renowned urban filmmaker John Singleton joined the ancestors this past Monday, at 51 years of age, after relatives told doctors to terminate the life-support which had been sustaining him.

John Singleton dead at 51

Famed African American movie producer John Singleton has died.

Goal reached for funds needed to help rebuild burned Black churches

The fire and support to rebuild Notre Dame has dominated headlines.