Trailblazing meteorologist Dr. June Bacon-Bercey remembered

A pioneer in the field of meteorology, Dr. June Bacon-Bercey, an African American, broke barriers by becoming the first woman meteorologist.

Imam Rafiq Rasul joins the ancestors

The local Islamic community was deeply saddened upon hearing the news that Imam Rafiq Rasul passed on Saturday, January 11, after dealing with several health issues throughout the past few years.

Leota Young, beloved mother of LoLo’s Seafood Shack owner, passes

Sharing the word with the Harlem community of the untimely passing of Leota Young, beloved mother of Leticia “Skai” Young-Mohan, owner of LoLo’s Seafood Shack,

Boxing champion Sweet Saoul Mamby passes

An elite list from the pugilistic community came out to Harlem’s Williams Institution CME Church this past Dec. 28 to celebrate the life of former world boxing champion, Saoul ‘Paul’ Mamby.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-partner Nick Gordon dies at 30

The ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died.

Celebrating the life of Freedum Allah a.k.a. Popa Wu

Hundreds packed into Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza [1368 Fulton St.] Friday evening, Dec. 20, to memorialize fallen Wu-Tang Clan patriarch Freedum Allah-63, a.k.a. Popa Wu, who passed that previous Monday.

Former political-P.O.W. Robert Seth Hayes passes

The local grassroots community was saddened upon learning that original Black Panther Party activist Robert Seth Hayes, 72, had transitioned to the ancestral realm at his Bronx home the morning of Dec. 21.

Peace God––Popa Wu is memorialized

Hundreds of members of the Five Percenters, lovers of the Wu Tang Clan and hip-hop, packed Restoration Plaza to memorialize Popa Wu, a.k.a. Freedum Allah, 63, who died suddenly in his Brooklyn home last Monday, Dec.16.

Soulful Homecoming for George T. Harris

If you were among the precious few attending the homecoming celebration for George T. Harris at the Black Lady Theater in Brooklyn...

African scholar warriors: Drs. Ben, Clarke, Diop & Williams

The legacies of several progressive activists-turned-scholars were recognized Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, 2019 at Harlem’s National Black Theater, during a special born day bash which concluded this Greco-Roman calendar year, while introducing the next one.

Richard Hatcher, a trailblazing mayor, passes at 86

Richard Hatcher, one of the first African Americans elected as mayor of a major U.S. city, died on Friday, Dec. 13, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, according to his family.

Wu Tang Clan’s patriarch Popa Wu returns to the essence

The Five Percenters and hip-hop communities were shocked Monday morning upon hearing the news that Popa Wu, a.k.a. Freedum Allah, had suddenly returned to the essence at his Brooklyn home.

Irving Louis Burgie Jr. put Belafonte and calypso on the map

Many music lovers of the world know that “Day-O” or the “Banana Boat Song” was popularized by Harry Belafonte, practically his signature tune, but had no idea who the composer was.

Rapper and singer Juice Wrld dead at 21 after medical emergency

Rapper and singer Juice WRLD has died in Chicago, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Sunday.

The Rev. Dr. James Walker Wyns passes

Dr. Wyns was the resident pastor at Christ United Church, which was founded by the Rev. Ike in 1962. Dr. Wyns served the church for over 45 years and traveled the world with the Rev. Ike on his evangelical crusades.