Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

The electrifying stage performer and funk and soul revivalist Charles Bradley died at 68 years old in late September. Known for his raspy, weeping soul ballads and passionate vocal performances, Bradley found success later in life after recording his debut ...

Farrakhan’s minister responds to Trump

Minister Louis Farrakhan’s New York representative, Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, added his voice to the growing crescendo of those rejecting President Trump’s attack on NFL players who are following quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneel protest against rampant police brutality in the ...

Longtime New Jersey activist Douglass Tucker passes away

Activist Douglass Tucker of Montclair, N.J., is being remembered for his work in civil rights and his volunteer work. He passed away last month from natural causes.

A homegoing of music for Sarah McLawler Kimes

From the opening organ prelude with Donald Smith at the keyboard and Carol Sudhalter on baritone saxophone in a rendition of “Caravan” to a collective singing of “This Little Light of Mine,” led by Antoinette Montague, who officiated the funeral ...

Charles Bradley, soul singer who found fame late in life, dies at 68

Singer Charles Bradley, who was known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, has died.

OBITUARY: Manuel Roland “Ron” Carrillo

Manuel Roland “Ron” Carrillo, aged 94, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, N.J.

A proper send-off and fitting farewell to ‘Baba’ Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was a civil rights leader, but he was so much more than that. He was a health advocate, and so much more.

The passing of the great actress Novella Christine Nelson

Novella Christine Nelson was a major American artist of theater, film and music, having worked on and off Broadway and in major Hollywood films, as well as independent works, for 50 years.

Remembering Simeon Wright—Emmett Till’s cousin

“I was lying there, frozen stiff and not moving, when my mother rushed into the room,” Simeon Wright recounted of the morning when his cousin Emmett Till was abducted by two white men.

Robert Taylor, our hero, has died

Aug. 12, Robert “RT” Taylor, lifelong fighter for human rights and the liberation of African people in the United States and abroad, succumbed to complications from type 1 diabetes and a stroke. Hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and comrades gathered ...

Hundreds of Jews, Christians and Muslims unite against racism, anti-Semitism

A diverse and growing coalition of New York City religious clergy and faith organizations called people of faith to gather, in the face of the emboldened racism and resurgence of anti-Semitism in America, for “Yes to Love, No to Hate” ...

Dick Gregory—He attacked racism and bigotry with ironic humor

Dick Gregory possessed a comedic gift that when combined with his political insight cut like a laser to the heart of the Black experience in America.

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform comedy at white clubs, died Saturday.

Pastor A.R. Bernard to quit Trump's evangelical advisory board: 'There was a line'

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

Reverend Henry Vincent Harrison passes

July 19, the Rev. Henry Vincent Harrison died in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, according to Minister Susan Vann. According to the minister, Harrison was a great leader at the Baptist House of Prayer and overseer for 10 ...