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Marion Christopher Barry, son of the former D.C. mayor, dies of an overdose

Marion Christopher Barry, the son of the late mayor of Washington, D.C., has died of an apparent drug overdose.

Dr. Sebi dies in custody of Honduran jailers

Tributes and accolades came in thick and fast when news broke Saturday evening that the renowned herbalist, alternative medicine practitioner and healer, Dr. Sebi, had made his transition Aug. 6.

Dr. Sebi dies in Honduran police custody

Tributes and accolades came in thick and fast when news broke on Saturday, that the renown herbalist, alternative medicine practitioner and healer – Dr. Sebi – had made his transition on Saturday, 6th August, Honduras, Central America.

Acclaimed author James Alan McPherson Jr. dies at 72

During my brief stay in Iowa City and teaching at the university there, I had several opportunities to spend time with the author James Alan McPherson.

The Rev. Grace Ogunwuyi ninth annual Prayer Summit 2016 held at Baptist House of Prayer

This month the Fruit of Increase Ministries honored community people at their Prayer Summit. Bishop Lamar Williams was keynote speaker.

Alelia Murphy, 111 and counting

Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba ...

Vaughn Harper’s ‘Quiet Storm’ evoked at his homegoing

“He came with game,” media master Imhotep Gary Byrd began in his eulogy of Vaughn Harper Saturday afternoon at Riverside Church.

Eugene Giscombe, ‘Mayor of 125th Street,’ passes at 76

Tuesday, a group of people involved in making a documentary on the history of the Apollo Theater were discussing various people to be contacted for the project.

Vaughn Harper, the voice of the ‘Quiet Storm’ is stilled

Vaughn Harper’s mellifluous voice that matched the melodious music he dispensed was a staple on WBLS radio for years.

The role Black churches must play in assisting at-risk children

By Dr. D. L. Waters

New York DJ Vaughn Harper of WBLS ‘Quiet Storm’ dies at 71

Legendary DJ Vaughn Harper, host of radio show “Quiet Storm” has died.

Famed Tuskegee Airman and educator, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. passes at 94

National war hero and New York City educator Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. has died.

Accused killer of Harlem hip-hop legend murdered

Gerard Woodley, 46, was shot and killed at approximately 11:17 p.m., Thursday, June 23, in front of his Harlem home at 106 W. 139th St., near Malcolm X Blvd.

A month of remembrance for the Emanuel victims

Summer is normally filled with laughter, fun and sunny days. However, for the local residents of Charleston, S.C., this year’s month of June marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

NY comrades celebrate Sister Afeni Shakur’s life

Just two days after the 45th anniversary of when Afeni Shakur gave birth to her son, Tupac Amaru Shakur, in Harlem, many of her relatives, Black Panther Party comrades and other friends paid homage to her legacy during a memorial ...