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Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell passes at 93

Fashion industry pioneer and newspaper publisher, Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell, remembered as trailblazer

Saying goodbye and thank you to the ‘judicial genius’ Chokwe Lumumba

This weekend, there will be memorial and funeral services held in Jackson, Miss., in celebration of the life of the honorable Lumumba.

Intergenerational Black History celebration at senior center

The intergenerational Black History celebration between the seniors of Stuyvesant Heights Neighborhood Center and eighth-grade students at Sankofa International Academy in Bed-Stuy demonstrated a reciprocal bond fostered by love, respect and value for cultural history.

New York Landmarks Conservancy awards Sacred Sites Grants

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced that 13 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $200,000 have been awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York

New York City Schools Now Observe Lunar New Year as a Holiday

Lawmakers announced the passage of legislation that would allow New York City schools to be closed on the Lunar New Year holiday. The announcement was made at the headquarters of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Manhattan, just blocks from ...

Former human rights activist, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba joins the ancestors

Jackson, Miss., Mayor, prominent attorney and former human rights activist, Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday.

Gregory Kane, former columnist for several Baltimore newspapers, dies at 62

Gregory Kane, former columnist for several Baltimore newspapers, dies at 62

MAXJAZZ founder Richard McDonnell dies

Richard McDonnell, who started the small independent record label MAXJAZZ in his living room in St. Louis and went on to gain international attention in the jazz world, died on Feb. 8 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Celebrity mixologist Darryl Robinson passes

Reports indicate that celebrity mixologist and Cooking Channel star Darryl Robinson was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Feb. 5.

Malcolm X: The price of freedom is death

Friday, Feb. 21 marks 49 years since a hit squad of cold-blooded assassins aired out the Audubon Ballroom stage, expiring the physical life of Black Nationalist advocate El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, aka Malcolm X

Veterans hospital postponed operation due to defective equipment

Family, clergy and community demand an investigation regarding the cancellation of a serious operation on Chris Robert Scott, who was admitted on Jan. 24 to the Veterans Hospital in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.

Historic Brooklyn church commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by supporting anti-poverty and intergenerational community initiatives

On Sunday, Jan. 19, in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Concord Baptist Church of Christ presented grants to the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Brooklyn Family Defense Practice and 500 Men Making a Difference.

Mayor Floyd Adam Jr: The people’s mayor

Floyd Adams Jr. was born in Savannah, Ga., on May 11, 1945, to Floyd “Pressboy” Adams and Wilhelmina Anderson Adams. He was their second child and first son.

Sister Rama Betty Lomax, 1930-2014

Rama Betty Lomax, lecturer, radio personality and former wife of the late author Louis E. Lomax, died on Friday morning, Jan. 17 in Manhattan. She succumbed to complications from a longterm illness.

Celebrating Absalom Jones

The New York Chapter of the Union of the Black Episcopalians and the Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York are pleased to present a celebration of the life of blessed Absalom Jones.