Black History Month: We are the ones

On Aug. 9, 1978, the late poet and political activist June Jordan read a poem at the United Nations titled “Poem for South African-Women.

Tony Burton, trainer in 'Rocky' films, dies at 78

Tony Burton, the actor who played trainer Tony "Duke" Evers in the "Rocky" films, died Thursday, his sister Loretta Kelley said. He was 78.

Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark dies at age 76

Queens Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark has died Monday.

Two losses and a gain for Black journalism

Black journalism was dealt a double blow recently with the sudden death of Michael Feeney and the passing of Acel Moore, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Prince protege Vanity dies at 57

Denise Matthews, who as Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best known for her collaboration with Prince, has died at a hospital in Fremont, California.

Noted journalist Michael J. Feeney gone too soon

Media professional and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney dedicated his life to journalism, bringing diversity to newsrooms and touching the lives of many in the profession.

Patrice Lumumba’s assassination 55 years later

On the 55th anniversary of his assassination, we take a look at Patrice Lumumba’s unparalleled legacy.

Dolores Eaton, mother of Geoffrey Eaton gets wonderful homegoing

Funeral services were held recently for Dolores Eaton, mother of Geoffrey Eaton.

Frances Hooks, educator and wife of NAACP Leader Benjamin Hooks, dies at age 88

Memphis educator and civil rights advocate Frances Hooks has died.

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad: The truth terrorist

On the 68th anniversary of his physical birth, a couple of Khalid Muhammad’s comrades reflected on his legacy.

Funeral held for singer Natalie Cole

Singer Natalie Cole was given a final send-off by her family and friends in Los Angeles on Monday in a service befitting an "unforgettable" artist.

Remembering four strong Black women

The end of the year and the beginning of a new one is always a moment to look back on what might have been and to look forward to what may be.

Songstress Natalie Cole dead at 65

Natalie Cole, the soulful, Grammy Award-winning jazz singer who, like her legendary father Nat King Cole, carried a distinctive sound, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 65.

During sermon on violence, N.C. pastor confronts man with rifle

Pastor Larry Wright was talking to his small eastern North Carolina congregation about the senseless deaths in his community when a man with a rifle walked into his church.

Pioneering Black publisher and editor Charles F. Harris passes at 81

Ten years ago, when Charles F. Harris sat for an interview with “Historymakers,” he disclosed his first contact with the world of words in print. His father insisted that he read the papers he delivered. Harris not only read the ...