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Hundreds greet civil rights legend Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson

At 103, Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson may be physically limited and confined to a wheelchair, but her spirit, inspiration and memories are as fresh and rewarding as they were during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, when her legend ...

Olympic great Henry Carr passes

At Northwestern High School in the 1960s, Henry Carr was called the “Gray Ghost” because of his amazing speed in track. But later in life, after becoming a Jehovah’s Witness, he was most interested in the Holy Ghost, in reading ...

Police presence beefed up at city’s Black churches

In the wake of the South Carolina Black church massacre where nine people were killed, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday an increase of police presence at many of the city’s Black churches.

Audrey Pauline Thorne passes on

Audrey Pauline Thorne, a 65-year member of the Greater New York Links, transitioned into eternal rest May 2 at her home on La Guardia Place in lower Manhattan.

Pioneering educator Ollie McClean laid to rest

Hundreds of people came out to celebrate sterling pioneering educator Ollie McClean, who passed away Tuesday, May 26.

Bob Belden, arranger, musician, dies at 58

Bob Belden, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, writer and A&R man who consistently extended the boundaries of jazz, died May 20 at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

Community shows support at Elombe Brath Brooklyn fundraiser

Grassroots activists and lifelong comrades of a legendary Pan-Africanist and community stalwart filed into Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza, 1368 Harriet Tubman Blvd., Saturday, May 16 to honor the legacy Elombe Brath, who devoted his entire life to liberating his people.

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.