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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams declares “Brooklyn Day of Prayer”  

In keeping with the tradition of President Harry Truman Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams declared May 1 as Brooklyn Day of Prayer

Hip-hop pioneer DJ E-Z Rock dead at 46

Rodney “Skip” Brice passed away this weekend at the age of 46.

Boxing contender Ruben ‘Hurricane’ Carter transitions

Former prizefighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter became an ancestor on Sunday, April 20

Paul Robeson Jr, the son of a legend who made his own mark, dead at 86

Paul Robeson Jr. 86, died last Saturday, April 26, in Jersey City, N.J.

The Rev. Dino ‘Like Boom’ Woodard passes at 79

“Like Boom!” was the Rev. Dino Woodard’s favorite expression, whether he was greeting you or emphasizing a point. It was as much a part of him as the generous praise and fond memories extended to him during the homegoing service ...

Activist Fred Ho passes

After a long, courageous battle against metastatic colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with in August 2006, choreographer, martial artist, musician, playwright, political prisoner and revolutionary Fred Ho succumbed to the illness on the morning of April 12 at his ...

Celebrating the life of Wise Jamel Allah

The Harlem community, the family and the organization God Wise Jamel Allah belonged to and helped establish–the Nation of Gods and Earths, also know as the Five-percenters–came out to Unity Funeral Home on Fredrick Douglas Boulevard Sunday evening to bid ...

Education champion Dr. Luberta Luby Fields Mays makes her transition

Celebrated educator Dr. Luberta “Luby” Fields Mays has passed away. She is best remembered as an elementary school teacher, college professor and dedicated church member. She was 84.

And then there were two—Political pioneer Basil Paterson, passes at 87

Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody ...

Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

Muslims appeal federal judge’s ruling on NYPD surveillance, turn to de Blasio

A group of New Jersey Muslims are responding swiftly after their case got thrown out of federal district court.

Change the code: dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

In an effort to engage the Harlem community in the public hearings on the 2014 New York City School Discipline Code, there will be a meeting at First Corinthians Baptist Church

Ailey family mourns loss of Calvin Hunt

The Ailey family is mourning the passing of one of the giants of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Calvin Hunt, remembered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey Board of Trustees as “our beloved senior director of ...

Sports writer Marcus Henry passes

It has been over one week since my good friend Larry Hardesty of ESPN contacted me, deeply shaken, to share and confirm the passing of Marcus Henry.

Lawrence Hamilton, Broadway’s leading man, makes his transition

Lawrence Hamilton, an elegant and commanding musical theater artist and one of Broadway’s leading men, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, April 3 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications following bypass surgery. He was 59.