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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.

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem ...

VIDEO: Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

Amsterdam News live streams funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for the late Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan on Friday, April 10 will be live streamed on amsterdamnews.com.

A special tribute to Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (1918–2015)

Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben) was the preeminent “Multi-Genius of Our Time.”

Dean of Black ministers, the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, passes at 96

The good reverend joined the ancestors after attending Easter services at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. He died of an apparent heart attack at the Duke University Medical Center. He was 96.