The rainmaker––Majek Fashek––is gone

When someone like Majek Fashek who affected more people than he knew passes-away, the first reaction is always rooted in regretful emotion, then comes a recap of his deeds, and finally each one moves on with the sequels of his ...

Ben Jealous appointed president of People For The American Way and its foundation

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous made history this week.

'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

The Black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice was buried in Pearland, Texas Tuesday, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.

COMMENTARY: The Black Church Faces an Atypical Crisis

Blacks in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic.

How has New York increased testing access to communities of color?

It has been reported nationally that more people of color are testing positive, because they are more likely to be frontline workers, lack access to healthcare and suffer from chronic illnesses.

Sharpton to deliver eulogy at George Floyd's funeral

Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that he's delivering the eulogy at the upcoming funeral for Minneapolis police killing victim George Floyd.

UM-Allah & Queen Omala Earth return to the essence

The recent passing of two first generation Five Percenters caused many people to reflect on their legacies

Malcolm X into the 21st century

Despite the current COVID-19 crisis and its social distancing protocol, the annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and his wife Dr. Betty Shabazz’s resting place at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. was conducted on the morning of May 19th, albeit modified.

Goodnight Sweet Henrietta

Henrietta E. Hogan Stancil was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas and Rosanna Hogan. On the morning of April 28, 2020, she left her home for the gates of heaven.

Beloved Harlem veterinarian passes from COVID-19

Dr. Julie Butler, a female African American veterinarian, has passed away from the coronavirus and now an entire community of pet owners and neighbors is in mourning.

Malcolm X @ 95

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the December 12th Movement will honor the 95th birthday of our Black hero Malcolm X, in the streets of Harlem, NY with a “Black Power Motorcade” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

COVID-19 church testing sites

Here is a list of local churches doing COVID-19 testing.

Remembering the legendary Betty Wright

Soul singer Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family.

Remembering Andre Harrell: the hip hop mogul

Andre Harrell, iconic music executive behind the success of countless stars, has reportedly died.

Little Richard, one of the most influential founding fathers of rock n’ roll, dies at 87

Rock and roll legend Little Richard died Saturday morning, his pastor and close friend Bill Minson said.Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was one of the most influential singer songwriters in popular music.