Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne dead at 57

The local, national and international Caribbean Diaspora community is reeling from the untimely death of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The Miracles’ Pete Moore dies at 79

Whenever the Miracles, Motown’s seminal group, is mentioned, invariably Smokey Robinson is the next word. But by 1975, Robinson was soloing, and it was left for Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers to maintain things.

Bishop William J. Barber II to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day

In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day.

Vocalist/actress Della Reese, dead at 86

Della Reese’s voice rose to an operatic crescendo on “Don’t You Know,” a recording that earned her national recognition in the late 1950s, but it was her gospel-blues tinged voice that was most enduring for her fans who heard her ...

'Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Stage, television and film actor Earle Hyman has died. He was best known for his role as Bill Cosby’s fictional father Russell Huxtable on the sitcom “The Cosby Show” as well as the voice of Panthro in the 1980s action ...

Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon publisher, passes at 83

Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Serenity Singers celebrate 36th anniversary

Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.

The Black church and the future of Obamacare

First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health ...

Harlem’s poet laureate, George Edward Tait, is with the ancestors

Among the last emails George Edward Tait sent to his friends and comrades were his “Occult Observations on the Months of January and February.

Robbers and killers in home invasion case apprehended, one still sought

“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly ...

Fats Domino dead at 89

Reports indicate that New Orleans pianist and singer Fats Domino has died.

'Benson' star Robert Guillaume dies at age 89

Actor Robert Guillaume, best known for his starring role in the 1980s TV sitcom ''Benson", has died.

Gospel salute held for Pastor Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat Forchalle

Brooklyn hosted an Anniversary Gala for the Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat W. Forchalle for his more than 60 years in ministry.

Inez Austin passes at 91

The moment you met Inez C. Austin, you knew you were in the company of a very special woman. Her smile always lit up the room.

Funeral arrangements made for 91-year-old killed in Brooklyn home invasion

Funeral arrangements have been made for Waldiman Thompson, the 91-year-old man who died after a home invasion in Brooklyn last week.