Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth.
The celebrated author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at 86.
On the very day his friends and comrades were celebrating the birthday of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), Elombe Brath was joining his fellow revolutionary on the other side of our struggle. Brath, 77, made his transition on ...
I was still reeling from the news that one of Detroit’s most remarkable freedom fighters, General Gordon Baker Jr., had joined the ancestors when in rapid succession, like a machine gun of sorrow, word came that the author Sam Greenlee ...
The political world in New York State continues to mourn the death of Catherine Abate.
A group called the Clergy Alliance to Save Abducted Nigerian Children announced that they will hold a daily prayer vigil at the Ralph Bunche Park
A memorial service for the esteemed attorney and civil servant Basil Alexander Paterson is scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at Riverside Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m.
Charles Rogers, a long-time entertainment columnist for this publication, died on April 29 at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Nursing Home in Brooklyn.
Appropriately, the sonorous voice of Paul Robeson singing a “Balm in Gilead” opened the celebration of the life of his son, the younger Paul Robeson
In keeping with the tradition of President Harry Truman Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams declared May 1 as Brooklyn Day of Prayer
Rodney “Skip” Brice passed away this weekend at the age of 46.
Former prizefighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter became an ancestor on Sunday, April 20
Paul Robeson Jr. 86, died last Saturday, April 26, in Jersey City, N.J.
“Like Boom!” was the Rev. Dino Woodard’s favorite expression, whether he was greeting you or emphasizing a point. It was as much a part of him as the generous praise and fond memories extended to him during the homegoing service ...
After a long, courageous battle against metastatic colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with in August 2006, choreographer, martial artist, musician, playwright, political prisoner and revolutionary Fred Ho succumbed to the illness on the morning of April 12 at his ...