Al Sharpton delivering eulogy for 17-year-old basketball star shot in the Bronx

Rev. Al Sharpton is joining the family of Brandon Hendricks-Ellison on Wednesday to deliver the eulogy at his homegoing service

Assembly Member Charles Barron demands vote on Reparations Bill A3080A

On Friday, July 2, NYS Assembly Member Charles Barron and NYC Council Member Inez D. Barron held a Reparations Rally and Press Conference at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, to demand a vote on Reparations Bill A3080A in ...

Nicole Paultre Bell honors Sean Bell in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Before police murdered George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brookes––unfortunately among countless highly-publicized, and not so much, others––was Sean Bell.

Dr. Herbert Louis Thornhill makes his transition

Dr. Thornhill continued his post-graduate education at Howard University School of Medicine, graduating in 1955.

Bow-legged Lou’s dad is memorialized

Lucien George Sr. was born the 27th day of October 1937 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

VIDEO: Funeral Service for Rayshard Brooks

Funeral services for police killing victim Rayshard Brooks from Atlanta, GA

The rainmaker––Majek Fashek––is gone

When someone like Majek Fashek who affected more people than he knew passes-away, the first reaction is always rooted in regretful emotion, then comes a recap of his deeds, and finally each one moves on with the sequels of his ...

Ben Jealous appointed president of People For The American Way and its foundation

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous made history this week.

'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

The Black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice was buried in Pearland, Texas Tuesday, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.

COMMENTARY: The Black Church Faces an Atypical Crisis

Blacks in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic.

How has New York increased testing access to communities of color?

It has been reported nationally that more people of color are testing positive, because they are more likely to be frontline workers, lack access to healthcare and suffer from chronic illnesses.

Sharpton to deliver eulogy at George Floyd's funeral

Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that he's delivering the eulogy at the upcoming funeral for Minneapolis police killing victim George Floyd.

UM-Allah & Queen Omala Earth return to the essence

The recent passing of two first generation Five Percenters caused many people to reflect on their legacies

Malcolm X into the 21st century

Despite the current COVID-19 crisis and its social distancing protocol, the annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and his wife Dr. Betty Shabazz’s resting place at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. was conducted on the morning of May 19th, albeit modified.

Goodnight Sweet Henrietta

Henrietta E. Hogan Stancil was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas and Rosanna Hogan. On the morning of April 28, 2020, she left her home for the gates of heaven.