In a moving funeral service Friday in Los Angeles, scores of leaders in the arts, culture, clergy, education, politics and business joined professionals and grateful residents to salute Harold Hambrick, an entrepreneurial visionary, community griot and strategist for the poor ...
During the past couple weeks, various local events have commemorated the establishment of the Five Percenters, a.k.a. Nation of Gods & Earths, a half century ago.
Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.
The Rev. Al Sharpton celebreates his 60th birthday with a free gospel concert for the community.
Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.
Herman Ferguson, 93, was always known for his signature smile. When he smiled, he made everyone else smile. But this past Saturday, there were more tears than smiles.
Saturday, Oct. 4, one of the most brutal dictators of Haiti, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was dying of a heart attack at his home in Thomassin, a Port-au-Prince mountaintop suburb, as an old, familiar friend, dressed in a top hat, ...
Geoffrey Lamont Holder, a multitalented artistic force of nature whose commanding 6-foot-6 frame, baritone voice and enthusiastic laugh were outward manifestations of an incandescent spirit and an inimitable creative genius, made his transition Sunday at age 84, as a result ...
Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocio. But Thursday, Sept. 25—when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition—there was not one, but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.
Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocios man. But on Thursday Sept 25, 2014 – when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition, there was not one – but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.
Fans and celebrities gather to remember late actress Ruby Dee.
Gerald Wilson, a big band leader and trumpeter whose fountain of jazz compositions and arrangements became a pivotal force, influencing eight generations of musicians, died Sept. 8 in his home in Los Angeles.
A memorial service for the late Maya Angelou was held at The Riverside Church.
This past July 12, the Fruit of Increase Ministries, an associate ministry of the Baptist House of Prayer, held their seventh annual Prayer Summit.
For more than a generation, Joe Bragg was a tireless journalist whose words and voice constantly kept us abreast of local and world happenings.