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Dr. W.V. Cordice, who helped save Dr. King, passes at 94

Dr. W. V. Cordice Jr. was a quiet, unassuming man of great humility, but he was also a talented surgeon who knew exactly what to do when faced with a crisis.

Bassist Dwayne Burno dies at 43

Dwayne Burno, one of the more creative bassists of his generation who explored the full realm of the jazz idiom—a practice that allowed him to handle any musical challenge as a band leader or first call bassist—died on Dec. 28, ...

NYC churches to celebrate watch night

Watch night services in New York City.

Hubert Harrison anniversary remembered

Dec. 17 was the anniversary of the death of Hubert Harrison.

The life of the Rev. Dr. Eugene Callender celebrated at memorial service

A fixture in the Harlem community, the beloved Presbyterian minister died on Nov. 2 at the age of 87.

We thank you, Madiba

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one of most prolific leaders of the 20th century.

Dance icon Fred Benjamin dies at 69

Fred Benjamin, a renowned dancer, teacher, choreographer, mentor and icon in the jazz dance world, died on Saturday, Dec. 14 after a very long illness.

Politicians react to Mandela’s passing

The flags that fly over City Hall and government buildings across the state were at half-staff

Statement By David N. Dinkins: President Nelson Mandela Salute

his heart has circled the globe

Nelson Mandela: Remembering the man and the Free Mandela/Free South Africa Movement

I was at the John F. Kennedy Airport when Nelson and Winnie Mandela, along with members of the African National Congress (ANC), landed at the airport

The lion and prophet of South Africa has died

Remembering when Robert J. Brown arranged for me to be one of the first to interview Mandela and to act as his personal secretary after his early release from prison

Services this week for African-American community’s Queen Mother

Funeral services for Queen Mother Sylvia Marion Parousia Pauline Jordan Purcell

Mandela memorialized by Rev. Sharpton at the National Action Network

Nelson Mandela’s unifying spirit reached all the way to New York City last Saturday at the National Action Network

Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: 'his day is done'

A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou

Remembering the rebel, Nelson Mandela in 1937

There are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid