Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Grammy award-winning singer and member of The Temptations Dennis Edwards has died, his wife, Brenda Edwards, confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

MLK Now 2018: The year of the woman

MLK Now, in its third consecutive year focused on the contributions of women to the modern movement for parity in the celebration of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was held at Riverside Church Jan. 15, 2018, the ...

Noted author and scholar Julius B. Lester, dead at 78

“My promise is to that part of you which is beyond and separate from definition of gender, race and all the sociological and political descriptions that hang from our limbs and rattle like the chains of Marley’s ghost,” Julius Lester ...

Leslie ‘Mayor of Harlem’ Wyche passes at 73

You could see Leslie Wyche coming a block away in Harlem, resplendent in his suit, sometimes a rakish hat and always a bobbing swagger.

Jazz great and ardent foe of apartheid, Hugh Masekela, dead at 78

Hugh Masekela’s trumpet, like his voice, was a relentless cry for freedom and liberation in his native South Africa.

Civil rights icon and renowned pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, passes at 88

In “Parting the Waters,” Taylor Branch’s monumental study of the Civil Rights Movement, there is a long column of citations of the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker passes at 88

Civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker has died, according to reports.

Mount Neboh Baptist Church hosts Harlem Economic Justice Day conference

From record low crime rates to record high job numbers, New York City is on the rise.

Light the candles for Edwin Hawkins and Keorapetse Kgositsile

From California to South Africa, candles should be lit to commemorate the passing of gospel giant Edwin Hawkins and noted South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, best known as “Willie.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. —‘I’ve seen the Promised Land’

Monday, April 4, is the 48th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn., as he stood on the balcony of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel.

Pamela Palanque-North, esteemed applied behavioral scientist, passes at 66

On too many occasions, the problem composing a person’s obituary is the lack of information.

Harlem holds homegoing services for Erica Garner

Harlem’s First Corinthians Baptist Church was packed Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for the wake and funeral service for Erica Garner, 27, the mother-turned-activist who fought for justice for her father Eric Garner until her untimely early end.

Remembering activist Erica Garner

After the infamous police killing of Eric Garner, his daughter, Erica Garner, dedicated her life to getting justice for her father along with leading young people in a movement condemning police violence. Garner died Saturday, Dec. 30, after suffering a ...

There’s Room at the Inn’ on Staten Island

Staten Island’s Central Family Life Center fed those in need at the “There’s Room at the Inn” celebration Dec. 23.

The smile and memory of Leatrice O’Farrell Sutton recalled at homegoing

From the melodious sound of the tune wafting through the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home, to the words delivered by family members and dignitaries, to the endless gallery of photos flashing from a monitor, one thing was consistent in the ...