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This far by faith: Elease Cooke turns 100

Mrs. Elease Cooke celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 15, 2019. The special centennial celebration took place Saturday, Feb. 16 in the community room of the Isabella Center in Manhattan.

Legendary fusion musician Edwin Birdsong joins the ancestors

Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.

Black History Month celebrated with town hall meeting in Staten Island

Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday, Feb. 23, for the 14th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton. Leaders from various groups discussed emerging Black leaders in Staten Island’s Black community.

Nation of Islam’s annual ‘Saviour’s Day’ convention

Saviour’s Day Convention 2019, the Nation of Islam’s annual celebration of the birth of “the Saviour,” Master Fard Muhammad, may have been the “best Saviours’ Day convention ever,” as one participant said.

Changing the career aspirations for Black and Brown children

I have been working with Black and Brown youth for over 20 years. First as a youth mentor, later as a youth pastor and senior pastor.

Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general

Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Harlem-based nuns advocate for the poor in Washington

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.

Kermit Eady and Zakia Byrd join the ancestors

A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.

A life well lived: Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. passes

Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.

Actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

Reports indicate that actor Kristoff St. John has died. He was best known for his role on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes dead at age 83

Charles J. Hynes, 83, who served 24 years as district attorney in the ‘Republic of Brooklyn’ died Tuesday evening at a Hospice in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to news reports he had been in failing health for some time.

Former DC37 leader Stanley Hill dead at 82

The former leader of the biggest public union in New York City has passed away.

R&B legend James Ingram dead at 66

Popular R&B singer James Ingram died on January 29 at age 66 at his home in Los Angeles.

BP Eric Adams hosts celebration of life service for Honorable Justice William C. Thompson

Thursday, Jan. 17, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a celebration of life service in the Courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall in honor of Honorable Justice William C. Thompson.

Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the US, dies at 112

Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.