Former NY state Sen Abate dead at 66

The political world in New York continues to mourn the death of former New York state Sen. Catherine Abate.

Africans share in grief over passing of Maya Angelou

Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth.

Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou Joins the Ancestors

The celebrated author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at 86.

Beloved revolutionary Elombe Brath joins the ancestors

On the very day his friends and comrades were celebrating the birthday of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), Elombe Brath was joining his fellow revolutionary on the other side of our struggle. Brath, 77, made his transition on ...

Three gallant freedom fighters join the ancestors

I was still reeling from the news that one of Detroit’s most remarkable freedom fighters, General Gordon Baker Jr., had joined the ancestors when in rapid succession, like a machine gun of sorrow, word came that the author Sam Greenlee ...

Former NY State Senator Abate, dead at 66

The political world in New York State continues to mourn the death of Catherine Abate.

The Rev Daughtry to hold daily prayer vigil at the UN for kidnapped Nigerian students

A group called the Clergy Alliance to Save Abducted Nigerian Children announced that they will hold a daily prayer vigil at the Ralph Bunche Park

Memorial services for Basil A. Paterson May 29 at Riverside

A memorial service for the esteemed attorney and civil servant Basil Alexander Paterson is scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at Riverside Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m.

Charles Rogers, popular AmNews columnist, publicist, dies

Charles Rogers, a long-time entertainment columnist for this publication, died on April 29 at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Nursing Home in Brooklyn.

Celebrating the well-lived life of Paul Robeson Jr.

Appropriately, the sonorous voice of Paul Robeson singing a “Balm in Gilead” opened the celebration of the life of his son, the younger Paul Robeson

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 ...