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 ...

Aretha Franklin gifts pope copies of late father’s sermon

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” and the Rev. Jesse Jackson greeted Pope Francis backstage at the “Festival of Families” event in Philadelphia during his U.S. visit.

Famed Ebony journalist Alex Poinsett dies at 87

Alex Poinsett’s name is inextricably linked to Johnson Publications

Former Rep. Gus Savage of Chicago dead at 90

Although former U.S. Rep. Gus Savage was best known for his representation of Chicago’s South Side, he was a hero for a cadre of New Yorkers in 1992...

Saying goodbye to Tony-nominated activist Leon Bibb

The man who marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, helped break racial barriers in Broadway and television, and became a renowned folk singer died in Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 23. Charles Leon Arthello Bibb was 93.

Dr. Beny J. Primm, noted authority on drug treatment, dies at 87

For many years, one of the mainstays of the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” was Dr. Beny Primm’s report on health issues.

Acting Supreme Court Judge Reginald Boddie speaks in Harlem

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 8, Acting Supreme Court Judge Reginald Boddie visited Harlem to talk about the law.

Iconic rebel Grace Lee Boggs dead at 100

In the annals of Detroit’s radical history, Grace Lee Boggs was unique.