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Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert 'Big Man' Howard dies

Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80.

A freedom fighter has passed: Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab of Namibia

Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab, Namibia’s first foreign minister and second prime minister who was, according to Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, “a comrade and giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation,” died Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a long illness at ...

Constance (Connie) Emma Gray Wright passes

Constance (Connie) Emma Gray Wright was a lifelong resident of Harlem. The second child of Lloyd Emerson Gray and Helen Consuelo Stannard Gray, she was born at her parents’ home at 564 Lenox Ave.

Community says goodbye to Beverly Alston

Funeral services for late community activist Beverly Alston were held Tuesday at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.

Bronx street renamed after slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia

One year after the killing of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, family members, law enforcement and the community came together in the Bronx last week to make sure her name will always be remembered.

Harlem icon Beverly Alston passes away

Activist and Harlem icon Beverly Alston has died.

St. Stephen AME hosts dedication

Harlem’s St. Stephen AME hosted a church dedication service honoring service to the community from 1965 to the present.

Central Family Life Center celebrates 25 years

The Central Family Life Center on Staten Island recently hosted a gala to celebrate the nonprofit organization’s 25th anniversary.

Dr. Carolyn Gross Norris December 23, 1944-May 24, 2018

Carolyn Gross Norris passed away May 24, 2018, in Oneonta, N.Y. She was 73 years old and was the daughter of A. Stanley and Velma (Joell) Bascome.

Theodore Robert Stent, M.D. January 7, 1924-April 29, 2018

Theodore Robert Stent, M.D. passed away peacefully at 94 years of age April 29, 2018, surrounded by his cherished wife Jean and his loving family.

Joe Jackson, musical family patriarch, dead at 89

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the family tells CNN.

Local mosque holds Eid celebrations in the Bronx

Friday, June 15, Muslims celebrated the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Dorothy Cotton was the personification of the brave civil rights activist

In the annals of the Civil Rights Movement, there is a photo of eight stalwarts in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young, James Bevel and Hosea Williams. Only one of them is a ...

Community celebrates 108 years of the Friendship Baptist Church

This past weekend the Brooklyn community came out to celebrate 108 years of the historic Friendship Baptist Church.

Attorney Lewis Myers Jr., ‘the people’s lawyer,’ dead at 70

A coterie of African-American revolutionaries and civil rights activists were recipients of the wise counseling of attorney Lewis Myers Jr., including the Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., Assata Shakur and his good friend, Min. Louis Farrakhan.