Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of voting rights, dies at 97

Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression.

Abyssinian Baptist Church screens ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

Odyssey Impact, in conjunction with the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” followed by a panel discussion.

New York says goodbye to State Sen. Jose Peralta

Funeral services were held this week for the late State Sen. Jose Peralta. The 47-year-old politician, who represented the State Senate’s 13th District in Queens, died last Wednesday.

Daa’iya El-Sanusi, host of WHCR Radio, dies at 63

Daa’iya El-Sanusi, who hosted one of the most important live radio shows in Harlem that streamed around the world, died Nov. 11 in New York. She was 63.

First Central Baptist Church 40th anniversary banquet

First Central Baptist Church of Stapleton, Staten Island hosted their 40th anniversary banquet. The Rev. Dr. Demetrius Carolina handed out awards to longtime church members.

Black solidarity sets the agenda

The Black Solidarity Day Coalition 2018 recaptured the essence of Dr. Carlos Russell’s initial vision of collective political and economic action in the Black community.

Activists denounce African burial ground vandalization

“We are angry! We are livid and we want an arrest!” shouted Assemblyman Charles Barron outside the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall that was vandalized last week with a racial slur suggesting that Black people be killed.

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove dead at 49

NPR is reporting that renown jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died of a cardiac arrest at the tender age of 49.

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948–October 27, 2018

Ntozake Shange, renowned and beloved poet, playwright, novelist, performance artist, essayist and educator, died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Playwright Ntozake Shange passes at 70

Reports indicate that Black playwright Ntozake Shange has died.

Glorious homegoing for Grace L. Jones

When a person passes away and a memorial service is held, it is a chance for us to celebrate that person’s life. It is a chance for us to acknowledge the contributions that the person made to us personally, to ...

Celebrating the life of Oluwadurotimi Oyebola

On Oct. 5, 2018, the Oyebola family held a vigil/viewing of Oluwadurotimi Oyebola. Oyebola was tragically shot and killed Sept. 21, in Brownsville, Brooklyn while playing basketball with his friends at Chester Playground.

Slain Brownsville teen funeralized in Brooklyn

The heartbreak and pain was palpable at the wake and funeral of 16-year-old Oluwadurotimi “Timi” Oyebola, who was shot and killed reportedly by a 14-year-old boy who fired at youths playing on a basketball court at Brownsville’s Chester Playground Sept. ...

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson—musician, educator, founder of Women of the Calabash—passes

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, founder of the musical company Women of the Calabash, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the age of 69. Madeleine, a 43-year resident of New York City, was born in Pittsburgh to Alberta Nelson (née Hall) ...

Community mourns loss of Ruth Clark

She was an anchor in the community and an icon. Tuesday, the community said goodbye and sent her home.