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Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad: The truth terrorist

On the 68th anniversary of his physical birth, a couple of Khalid Muhammad’s comrades reflected on his legacy.

Funeral held for singer Natalie Cole

Singer Natalie Cole was given a final send-off by her family and friends in Los Angeles on Monday in a service befitting an "unforgettable" artist.

Remembering four strong Black women

The end of the year and the beginning of a new one is always a moment to look back on what might have been and to look forward to what may be.

Songstress Natalie Cole dead at 65

Natalie Cole, the soulful, Grammy Award-winning jazz singer who, like her legendary father Nat King Cole, carried a distinctive sound, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 65.

During sermon on violence, N.C. pastor confronts man with rifle

Pastor Larry Wright was talking to his small eastern North Carolina congregation about the senseless deaths in his community when a man with a rifle walked into his church.

Pioneering Black publisher and editor Charles F. Harris passes at 81

Ten years ago, when Charles F. Harris sat for an interview with “Historymakers,” he disclosed his first contact with the world of words in print. His father insisted that he read the papers he delivered. Harris not only read the ...

Jackie Rowe-Adams and the gift of giving

Harlem residents and many beyond the community know Jackie Rowe-Adams for her many joyous, triumphant renditions of the Black national anthem at numerous public events.

Concord Baptist Church hosts rendition of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Concord Baptist Church hosted a rendition of George Friedrich Handel’s “Messiah."

Humza al-Hafeez makes his transition

Humza al-Hafeez, born Leonard Ernest Weir on Feb. 28, 1931, and formerly known as Leonard 12X Weir, was an Islamic minister, author and social activist most notably recognized as being the first Black Muslim NYPD officer.

Former AmNews reporter, esteemed journalist C. Gerald Fraser passes at 90

“Scores of witnesses saw a 44-year-old man assaulted, kicked and fatally shot by an off-duty policeman who hauled his victim along a Sugar Hill street, left him in a heap on the sidewalk and fled into a nearby apartment house, ...

Elevation celebration for the Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw

For the first time in 63 years, the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights celebrated the elevation of the Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw to its pastorship.

Pig's head left at Philadelphia mosque

Philadelphia's mayor on Tuesday vowed to find the "coward" who left a pig's head at the door of a Philadelphia mosque.

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.