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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

Inventive drummer-composer Chico Hamilton dies at 92

Chico Hamilton, the composer and drummer whose cool melodic sound kept jazz audiences attentive for over six decades, died on Nov. 25. He was 92. Hamilton’s publicist April Thibeault noted that he died of natural causes at his home in ...

Fasters for immigration reform meet with the Obamas

Sacrificing nourishment in favor of justice, participants of the “Fast for Families” campaign continued their demonstrations stressing the moral impact of the House of Representatives’ inaction on immigration reform. Their actions granted them a meeting with President Barack Obama and ...

Hanukkah in Harlem

A celebration of Hanukkah at Harlem’s Old Broadway Synagogue

Harlem will honor the Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Callender at memorial service

Some of Harlem’s most renowned and esteemed individuals will gather at a memorial service for the late Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Callender on Dec. 7 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ COO helps Westchester Church celebrate a century of ministry

Dia Simms, chief operating officer of Combs Enterprise, is the keynote speaker for the Shiloh Baptist Church’s 100th anniversary gala