Remembering our ancestors who didn’t survive the voyage

The 30th annual Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage hosted by City University, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.

Millennials continue to leave the church in large numbers

College students claim that inasmuch as the church brings a lot of hope, comfort and strength for many people, the church has been notorious for excluding young people.

Thomas Haywood Newkirk celebrated in Harlem

Thomas Haywood Newkirk entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Fort Tryon Nursing Home in Manhattan

Celebration of Life to be held for Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr.

A leader in urban education, Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr. passed away May 4, 2019.

West Point cadet killed in crash ID’d as NJ man

The cadet killed in a crash that also injured 21 other people was identified by the U.S. Military Academy on Friday.

Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine, dead at 96

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a stop at the Dooky Chase Restaurant where on your best day you may be greeted by the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase.

Kam Williams, prolific film and literary critic, dies

Over the past two decades, film and literary critic Kam Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews.

Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase, who created the city’s first white-tablecloth restaurant for Black patrons...

Eminent outspoken scholar, Dr. Martin Kilson passes at 88

In this digital age of social media, when in a nanosecond you have the news, we are just learning of the death of noted scholar and esteemed intellectual Dr. Martin Kilson who made his transition April 24.

Harlem fire victims laid to rest

Family members and the community recently came together to lay to rest five of the victims of a fatal fire in Harlem.

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond becomes first Black woman appointed president of the New York Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond makes history with her recent appointment as president of the New York Theological Seminary.

December 12th Movement pays homage to comrade Coltrane Chimurenga

Coltrane Chimurenga, field marshal of the December 12th Movement, joined the ancestors May 13, 2019.

‘After 7’ artist Melvin Edmonds, brother of Babyface, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died at 65.

Haitian culture comes alive at Sans-Souci

UNI joins forces with consulate general of Haiti to celebrate Haitian Flag Day, May 18 at Judson Memorial Church.

BAMS—activist, cultural ambassador and Amsterdam News photographer dies in car accident

“Repose en Paix Bams” was wailed in the streets of Harlem and the Bronx; and written all over social media when news broke Tuesday, April 30 that popular photographer and community activist Oumar Bamoye ‘Bams’ Deme had died in a ...