Golden Krust founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne laid to rest

The funeral service for Lowell Hawthorne, the CEO of the iconic Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill will be held on December 18 in the Bronx, New York. Hawthorne is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

Dr. R. Chester Redhead, the eminent dentist, passes at 92

“The best way to understand New York’s Black upper class is to study its origins,” Dr. R. Chester Redhead told author Lawrence Otis Graham.

Two civil rights icons—Simeon Booker Jr. and Ernest Finney Jr.

There is no way to say for certain if the journalist extraordinaire Simeon Booker and the eminent Justice Ernest Finney Jr. were ever at the same place at the same time, but given their eventful lives, particularly on the civil ...

Rest in power—Dr. Jack Felder, activist and scientist, passes at 78

For many years, come rain or shine, Dr. Jack Felder, along with his son, Nova, had a permanent spot on 125th Street in front of Mart 125.

Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne dead at 57

The local, national and international Caribbean Diaspora community is reeling from the untimely death of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The Miracles’ Pete Moore dies at 79

Whenever the Miracles, Motown’s seminal group, is mentioned, invariably Smokey Robinson is the next word. But by 1975, Robinson was soloing, and it was left for Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers to maintain things.

Bishop William J. Barber II to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day

In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day.

Vocalist/actress Della Reese, dead at 86

Della Reese’s voice rose to an operatic crescendo on “Don’t You Know,” a recording that earned her national recognition in the late 1950s, but it was her gospel-blues tinged voice that was most enduring for her fans who heard her ...

'Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Stage, television and film actor Earle Hyman has died. He was best known for his role as Bill Cosby’s fictional father Russell Huxtable on the sitcom “The Cosby Show” as well as the voice of Panthro in the 1980s action ...

Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon publisher, passes at 83

Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Serenity Singers celebrate 36th anniversary

Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.

The Black church and the future of Obamacare

First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health ...

Harlem’s poet laureate, George Edward Tait, is with the ancestors

Among the last emails George Edward Tait sent to his friends and comrades were his “Occult Observations on the Months of January and February.

Robbers and killers in home invasion case apprehended, one still sought

“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly ...

Fats Domino dead at 89

Reports indicate that New Orleans pianist and singer Fats Domino has died.