Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon publisher, passes at 83

Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Serenity Singers celebrate 36th anniversary

Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.

The Black church and the future of Obamacare

First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health ...

Harlem’s poet laureate, George Edward Tait, is with the ancestors

Among the last emails George Edward Tait sent to his friends and comrades were his “Occult Observations on the Months of January and February.

Robbers and killers in home invasion case apprehended, one still sought

“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly ...

Fats Domino dead at 89

Reports indicate that New Orleans pianist and singer Fats Domino has died.

'Benson' star Robert Guillaume dies at age 89

Actor Robert Guillaume, best known for his starring role in the 1980s TV sitcom ''Benson", has died.

Gospel salute held for Pastor Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat Forchalle

Brooklyn hosted an Anniversary Gala for the Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat W. Forchalle for his more than 60 years in ministry.

Inez Austin passes at 91

The moment you met Inez C. Austin, you knew you were in the company of a very special woman. Her smile always lit up the room.

Funeral arrangements made for 91-year-old killed in Brooklyn home invasion

Funeral arrangements have been made for Waldiman Thompson, the 91-year-old man who died after a home invasion in Brooklyn last week.

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

The electrifying stage performer and funk and soul revivalist Charles Bradley died at 68 years old in late September. Known for his raspy, weeping soul ballads and passionate vocal performances, Bradley found success later in life after recording his debut ...

Farrakhan’s minister responds to Trump

Minister Louis Farrakhan’s New York representative, Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, added his voice to the growing crescendo of those rejecting President Trump’s attack on NFL players who are following quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneel protest against rampant police brutality in the ...

Longtime New Jersey activist Douglass Tucker passes away

Activist Douglass Tucker of Montclair, N.J., is being remembered for his work in civil rights and his volunteer work. He passed away last month from natural causes.

A homegoing of music for Sarah McLawler Kimes

From the opening organ prelude with Donald Smith at the keyboard and Carol Sudhalter on baritone saxophone in a rendition of “Caravan” to a collective singing of “This Little Light of Mine,” led by Antoinette Montague, who officiated the funeral ...

Charles Bradley, soul singer who found fame late in life, dies at 68

Singer Charles Bradley, who was known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, has died.