Harlem recognizes Human Rights Day

“What’s the call? Free them all!” a slew of multiethnic activists chanted while posted up on the northeast corner of Harlem’s African Square (125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) this past Saturday afternoon as they withstood the cold ...

Journalism great and activist Howard Bingham dies at 77

Sports and sports journalism lost a giant last Thursday when Howard Bingham, best known as the longtime personal photographer and close confidant of the legendary boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, died at the age of age 77.

Spiritually Speaking: Prayer is my daily weapon of choice

Recently, I’ve had reason to refocus on that sometimes habitual thing that I do known as prayer. Be it morning prayer, evening at church or, on behalf of a friend or seeking guidance in and out of a difficult situation, ...

Joyous Celebration at The Salvation Army in Harlem

Joyous Celebration at The Salvation Army in Harlem.

Dr. Chika Onyeani—Rest in peace

Today, on this sixth day since his death, I have composed myself and tried to find the appropriate words to say goodbye to an icon, Dr. Chika Onyeani.

Madelon Delaney Stent passes

Madelon Delany Stent died Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by her family. Madelon Delany was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harlem, the loving daughter of Willetta Smith Delany and Judge Hubert T. Delany, one of the first African-American ...

Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan remarks on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castro

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught me that there is a law in nature that whenever a people are deprived of that which God intends for that people to have, such as freedom, justice, equality of opportunity and equal membership in ...

Innovative sculptor Houston Conwill passes at 69

There is a photo of two iconic African-Americans, Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka, doing a furious version of the jitterbug atop a cosmogram in the atrium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This flat geometric figure created ...

'Barney Miller' actor Ron Glass dies

Actor Ron Glass, known for his role on the police sitcom "Barney Miller," has died, his agent says.

Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime revolutionary leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban despot who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died aged 90.

Sharon Jones, blues diva, dead at 60

Blues diva Sharon Jones, whose powerful voice could soar over her band’s thunderous beat, will now have to be experienced on her records and a passion-filled documentary.

A community of journalist and politicians deliver and emotional goodbye to Gwen Ifill

A low key, but solid strain of references to current affairs was heard in the eulogies for much loved and respected journalist Gwen Ifill at her funeral on November 19.

Gwen Ifill, a journalist of warmth and authority, passes at 61

Gwen Ifill, a pioneering Black journalist with an unshakable reserve of integrity and grit, died Monday, Nov. 14, at a hospice center in Washington, D.C. She was 61.

Memorial service details released for Gwen Ifill

Journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend in Washington, DC

Boxing legend Aaron ‘The Hawk’ Pryor passes at 61

The boxing community was deeply saddened as news spread that one of its greatest and proudest warriors ever had recently joined the ancestors.