Famed Rep. Louis Stokes dead at 90

Ironies abound in the remarkable life and legacy of Louis Stokes.

Toni Parks-Parsons, daughter of Gordon Parks, dead at 74

In several ways, Toni Parks-Parsons personified her famous father, Gordon Parks. She was a photographer, an artist and a musician deeply committed to African-American life and culture. Parks-Parsons died Aug. 24 in England.

Frank Petersen, first African-American Marine aviator, dies

Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine aviator has passed away.

Memorial celebration for Brook Stephenson Aug. 29 at Medgar Evers

The life of nonprofit founder and author Brook Stephenson will be celebrated Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at Medgar Evers College

First World Alliance co-founder Sister Kefa joins the ancestors

After being hospitalized for the past several months, lifelong activist Sister Kefa Nephthys joined the ancestors last Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Study: Blacks in multiracial congregations have racial attitudes resembling whites

A new study from Baylor University concluded that the racial attitudes of Blacks in multiracial church congregations resemble those of whites.

Gary Keys, a force in documentary films, dies at 81

Gary Keys, the producer, writer and director who brought history and a lively perspective to his many popular documentaries on Count Basie and Duke Ellington, died Aug. 9 in Manhattan.

Brook Stephenson, emerging author, dead at 41

Many of Brook Stephenson’s countless friends learned too late of the gathering in his name Thursday at McNally Jackson Bookstore in lower Manhattan.

Akua Brenda Weekes, lifelong activist for the people, makes her transition

Akua Brenda Weekes, prominent pan-African community activist, teacher, writer, beloved mother, daughter, sister and grandmother transitioned Friday July 3 in Harlem. She was 65.

Dr. Claudia Alexander, a pioneering astrophysicist

Dr. Claudia Alexander, whose career in physics and aeronautical engineering was inspired by the research of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) in circular orbits, would have been excited to learn that NASA announced Thursday the discovery of exoplanet Kepler-452b that is a ...

Bobbi Kristina to be buried in New Jersey

Bobbi Kristina Brown will be buried next to her mother in Westfield, N.J., Monday. Her funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.

Celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman (April 1930-July 2015)

The Celebration of triumph for the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman Sr. at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights Saturday, July 18 was one of epic proportions.

Fruit of Increase holds annual prayer summit

The Rev. Grace Ogunwuyi is the executive director of Fruit of Increase Ministries, which just held its annual prayer summit.

Muslims raise over $50,000 to help rebuild burned Black churches

A coalition of Muslim groups launched an online fundraising campaign to help rebuild the Southern Black churches that have been either burned to the ground or severely damaged by fire in the aftermath of a white gunman killing nine Black ...

Attorney Richard Mangum joins the ancestors at 69

For activists and reporters during the 1987 Howard Beach murder trial, Richard Mangum was indispensable. His role in the historic trial as part of the prosecution team headed by Special Prosecutor Charles Hynes was as a liaison to the media, ...