Civil rights icon and renowned pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, passes at 88

In “Parting the Waters,” Taylor Branch’s monumental study of the Civil Rights Movement, there is a long column of citations of the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker passes at 88

Civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker has died, according to reports.

Mount Neboh Baptist Church hosts Harlem Economic Justice Day conference

From record low crime rates to record high job numbers, New York City is on the rise.

Light the candles for Edwin Hawkins and Keorapetse Kgositsile

From California to South Africa, candles should be lit to commemorate the passing of gospel giant Edwin Hawkins and noted South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, best known as “Willie.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. —‘I’ve seen the Promised Land’

Monday, April 4, is the 48th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn., as he stood on the balcony of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel.

Pamela Palanque-North, esteemed applied behavioral scientist, passes at 66

On too many occasions, the problem composing a person’s obituary is the lack of information.

Harlem holds homegoing services for Erica Garner

Harlem’s First Corinthians Baptist Church was packed Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for the wake and funeral service for Erica Garner, 27, the mother-turned-activist who fought for justice for her father Eric Garner until her untimely early end.

Remembering activist Erica Garner

After the infamous police killing of Eric Garner, his daughter, Erica Garner, dedicated her life to getting justice for her father along with leading young people in a movement condemning police violence. Garner died Saturday, Dec. 30, after suffering a ...

There’s Room at the Inn’ on Staten Island

Staten Island’s Central Family Life Center fed those in need at the “There’s Room at the Inn” celebration Dec. 23.

The smile and memory of Leatrice O’Farrell Sutton recalled at homegoing

From the melodious sound of the tune wafting through the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home, to the words delivered by family members and dignitaries, to the endless gallery of photos flashing from a monitor, one thing was consistent in the ...

Harlem sends home one its cornerstones, Dr. Jack Felder

Fellow activists, associates and educators attended going home services at the Williams Institutional CME Church, (2225 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) this past Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to bid farewell to one of Harlem’s stalwart African scholar warriors.

Funeral held for Lowell Hawthorne

A funeral was held this week for late Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne. Pictured here is State Sen. Yvette Clarke with Barbadian historian, Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles KA, the current vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies and ...

Sonny Abubadika Carson—Rest in power 15 years later

December 20, 2017 marks the 15th year since the passing of one of Black people’s most courageous and gifted Black Liberation fighters, Sonny “Abubadika” Carson, as he was affectionately and respectfully known on the streets of Brooklyn.

Golden Krust founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne laid to rest

The funeral service for Lowell Hawthorne, the CEO of the iconic Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill will be held on December 18 in the Bronx, New York. Hawthorne is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

Dr. R. Chester Redhead, the eminent dentist, passes at 92

“The best way to understand New York’s Black upper class is to study its origins,” Dr. R. Chester Redhead told author Lawrence Otis Graham.