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Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui makes the transition

Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.

Baba Herman Ferguson memorialized in North Carolina

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.

When Baron Samedi comes: The Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier

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 Holder: The gentle giant

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 ...

Remembering Herman Ferguson

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.

Baba Herman Ferguson makes his transition

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.

Remembering Ruby Dee

Fans and celebrities gather to remember late actress Ruby Dee.

Gerald Wilson, influential jazz composer, dies at 96

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial for Maya Angelou

A memorial service for the late Maya Angelou was held at The Riverside Church.

Fruit of Increase Ministries holds seventh annual Prayer Summit

This past July 12, the Fruit of Increase Ministries, an associate ministry of the Baptist House of Prayer, held their seventh annual Prayer Summit.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Bragg, man of the pen and cloth, dead at 75

For more than a generation, Joe Bragg was a tireless journalist whose words and voice constantly kept us abreast of local and world happenings.

Celebrating the physical life of Tunde’ Ra Aleem

Numerous relatives, childhood friends, comrades and spiritual allies packed into the First Corinthians Baptist Church (1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) last Monday morning, Aug. 18, to pay their respects to one of Harlem’s own shining lights, Tunde’ Ra Aleem.

Reconciliation Conference: The next steps

While the world watches Muslims killing Muslims in what many deem as completely anti-Islamic, Muslims in the “City of Brotherly Love” are working to settle their differences and promote unity with the “Reconciliation Conference:

‘In Jesus time’: God and Hollywood

This past weekend, those faith power players broke “spiritual, creative and financial bread” at the Merge Summit, one of the largest events for people of faith, held in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Public memorial service for Ruby Dee set for Sept. 20

A public memorial service for late actress Ruby Dee is being held on Sept. 20 at The Riverside Church.