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Pioneering Black publisher and editor Charles F. Harris passes at 81

Ten years ago, when Charles F. Harris sat for an interview with “Historymakers,” he disclosed his first contact with the world of words in print. His father insisted that he read the papers he delivered. Harris not only read the ...

Jackie Rowe-Adams and the gift of giving

Harlem residents and many beyond the community know Jackie Rowe-Adams for her many joyous, triumphant renditions of the Black national anthem at numerous public events.

Concord Baptist Church hosts rendition of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Concord Baptist Church hosted a rendition of George Friedrich Handel’s “Messiah."

Humza al-Hafeez makes his transition

Humza al-Hafeez, born Leonard Ernest Weir on Feb. 28, 1931, and formerly known as Leonard 12X Weir, was an Islamic minister, author and social activist most notably recognized as being the first Black Muslim NYPD officer.

Former AmNews reporter, esteemed journalist C. Gerald Fraser passes at 90

“Scores of witnesses saw a 44-year-old man assaulted, kicked and fatally shot by an off-duty policeman who hauled his victim along a Sugar Hill street, left him in a heap on the sidewalk and fled into a nearby apartment house, ...

Elevation celebration for the Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw

For the first time in 63 years, the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights celebrated the elevation of the Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw to its pastorship.

Pig's head left at Philadelphia mosque

Philadelphia's mayor on Tuesday vowed to find the "coward" who left a pig's head at the door of a Philadelphia mosque.

Prominent civil rights attorney Jacqueline Berrien passes

Jacqueline Berrien and her husband, Peter, resided in Brooklyn. “Jackie,” as she was known, passed Nov. 9 at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Jerry G. Watts, noted scholar of Black intellectuals, passes at 62

During the recent emergence of prominent African-American public intellectuals, Jerry Gafio Watts was rarely mentioned.

‘Marvelous Mal’ Whitfield, Olympic great, dead at 91

Watching Mal Whitfield run around the track in those grainy films from the late 1940s and early 1950s, he didn’t appear robust enough to even complete a race.

West End Presbyterian Church shares music, fellowship with community

The church bells of West End Presbyterian Church ring out majestically every hour on the hour.

Tuskegee Airman and firefighter George F. Henry passes on

George Franklin Henry, who served on the Tuskegee Army Air Force and was a retired NYC firefighter, died.

Allen Toussaint, legendary pianist-composer, dies at 77

Pianist and composer Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack in Madrid after a performance there at the Lara Theater.

Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B legend, dies at 77

Influential New Orleans songwriter, musician and producer Allen Toussaint died Monday of a heart attack, his son said in a statement Tuesday.

Pastors say it's time to talk about racial injustice

Ronald Reagan once said that "all great change in America begins at the dinner table," and we agree. But, as ministers, we also believe that great change can't happen unless someone sets the table for tough conversations. That's where the ...