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Harlem bids goodbye to the iconic Cicely Tyson

Winter weather notwithstanding, hundreds bore the inclement strains to stand in line in order to pay respects to the elegant actress and activist Cicely Tyson, who passed away Jan. 28, 2021, aged 96

Supreme Singer Mary Wilson, 76, makes her transition Feb. 8

Singer/author Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary singing trio, The Supremes, died in her sleep in Las Vegas on Feb. 8, 2021, due to causes unknown.

Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, dies at 76

Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, dies at 76

Elder Nabeela Uqdah makes her transition

Elder Nabeela Uqdah, formerly Betty Rice Roper and Sis. Betty R. X., resident of New Haven, Connecticut, transitioned in her Munson Street home Jan. 4, 202

Cicely Tyson, trailblazing Hollywood star and style icon, dead at 96

Cicely Tyson, trailblazing Hollywood star and style icon, dead at 96

LEGACY. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The anti-capitalist

As this country commemorates the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, Jan. 18, a closer look is taken at aspects of his legacy often overlooked by the general public.

Dr. Ben’s and Dr. Clarke’s influences today

Although they’re both currently in the ancestral realm, the immeasurable contributions of African scholar warriors Dr. John Henrik Clarke [D.O.B.1/1/15] and Dr. Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan aka Dr. Ben [D.O.B. 12/31/18], continues to positively affect generations of Africans throughout the diaspora.

Joe Clark, Paterson, N.J.’s ‘Principled Principal,’ has passed away

Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods at Paterson, N.J.’s Eastside High School inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” has passed away.

Whodini’s MC, Ecstasy, returns home

The hip hop community was saddened upon learning that pioneering MC, John Fletcher-56, a.k.a. Ecstasy, of the trailblazing group, Whodini, returned to the essence Wednesday, Dec. 23rd.

Tommy “Tiny” Lister, dead at 62

Tommy “Tiny” Lister, well known for his roles as Deebo in “Friday” and President Lindberg in “The Fifth Element,” died Dec. 10, 2020 in his Marina del Rey, CA. home.

The genius and independence of Stanley Cowell

On December 17th, we lost renowned jazz pianist, composer, entrepreneur and educator Stanley Cowell.

Charley Pride, from sharecropper to chart topper, dead at 86

It’s not every man who derives inspiration from both Jackie Robinson and the Grand Ole Opry, but Charley Pride did. Eventually he set aside his glove and baseball dreams, picked up his guitar and sang himself into a singular niche ...

Holiday season community giving

Deep into the holiday season now, as the nation works through COVID era guidelines and restrictions, New Yorkers are eager to help those in need and show that Big Apple spirit in the most generous of ways.

Diego Maradona dead at 60

According to his agent Matias Morla, Diego Maradona died of a heart attack confirming the news to EFE, a Spanish international news agency, first reported.

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93