The Rev. Grace Ogunwuyi ninth annual Prayer Summit 2016 held at Baptist House of Prayer

This month the Fruit of Increase Ministries honored community people at their Prayer Summit. Bishop Lamar Williams was keynote speaker.

Alelia Murphy, 111 and counting

Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba ...

Vaughn Harper’s ‘Quiet Storm’ evoked at his homegoing

“He came with game,” media master Imhotep Gary Byrd began in his eulogy of Vaughn Harper Saturday afternoon at Riverside Church.

Eugene Giscombe, ‘Mayor of 125th Street,’ passes at 76

Tuesday, a group of people involved in making a documentary on the history of the Apollo Theater were discussing various people to be contacted for the project.

Vaughn Harper, the voice of the ‘Quiet Storm’ is stilled

Vaughn Harper’s mellifluous voice that matched the melodious music he dispensed was a staple on WBLS radio for years.

The role Black churches must play in assisting at-risk children

By Dr. D. L. Waters

New York DJ Vaughn Harper of WBLS ‘Quiet Storm’ dies at 71

Legendary DJ Vaughn Harper, host of radio show “Quiet Storm” has died.

Famed Tuskegee Airman and educator, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. passes at 94

National war hero and New York City educator Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. has died.

A month of remembrance for the Emanuel victims

Summer is normally filled with laughter, fun and sunny days. However, for the local residents of Charleston, S.C., this year’s month of June marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

NY comrades celebrate Sister Afeni Shakur’s life

Just two days after the 45th anniversary of when Afeni Shakur gave birth to her son, Tupac Amaru Shakur, in Harlem, many of her relatives, Black Panther Party comrades and other friends paid homage to her legacy during a memorial ...

Prayer vigil held in aftermath of alleged hate crimes against Staten Island churches

On Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Demetrius Carolina, Pastor of First Central Baptist Church in Staten Island called for a noon prayer vigil.

Poet/healer Stephanie Alston-Nero transitions at 61

In search of the ancestral, whether physically or spiritually, was a mission that consumed the being of Stephanie Alston-Nero.

Ali, a man of faith for the ages

If the funeral services for Muhammad Ali last Friday in Louisville, Ky., seemed interminably long,

Muhammad Ali: The greatest of all time

The last of the greatest heroes passed away June 3, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz., because of respiratory problems and septic shock.

Why Muhammad Ali was 'the greatest' American Muslim

It was a fitting end to this country's most famous Muslim life: Family and friends around the bed of Muhammad Ali, the boxer whose conversion to Islam decades ago sent countless seekers and sportswriters scrambling in search of a Quran.