Paris, “the City of Lights,” is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial decorations at the various sites where three hours of carnage by terrorists transpired Friday evening.
Ramifications of the terrorist carnage in Paris has put many large metropolitan cities of the world on full alert.
Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill was among the most punishing tacklers.
Medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal is more passionate and effectively advanced in France.
Pianist and composer Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack in Madrid after a performance there at the Lara Theater.
Remembering the life and voice of Minnie Riperton.
It was another one step forward and one step back for the Obama administration this week.
Alex Poinsett’s name is inextricably linked to Johnson Publications
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...
Basketball buffs up to the minute on their NBA trivia know what Ralph Simpson, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis and Spencer Haywood have in common.
President Barack Obama announced last week that U.S. troops were on their way to Syria.
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.
For many years in various books on the Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Bennett’s name has popped up.
When it was announced that President Barack Obama was going to his hometown of Chicago, there was a wellspring of hope from activists that he would be visiting his old neighborhood on the South Side.
The classic, beaux arts Manhattan Municipal Building, once planned to be sold and converted into a condominium, was given a fresh do-over without losing any of its luster when it was renamed the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building last Thursday.
If you’ve read many books on the Harlem Renaissance, then invariably the works of painter Archibald John Motley Jr. have embellished the text and provided you with colorful images of that celebrated era of American history.
Ending many months of speculation, Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama by his side in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday afternoon, told the nation that he will not be a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
“I have just completed my pilgrimage (Hajj) here to the Holy City of Mecca … which is absolutely forbidden for non-Muslims to even rest their eyes upon,” Malcolm X wrote in 1964 after completing his trip to Mecca.
Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York, it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital.
Thursday, Oct. 29, two legends—Rep. Charles Rangel and Mary Wilson of the Supremes—will share a momentous occasion: the congressman’s birthday celebration.
The recent gathering of thousands to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March sent my thoughts spiraling back to that historic moment, not so much as to recall the euphoria, but to an interview I conducted with Dr. Charshee McIntyre on the question of the role of Black women at the event.
Sunday, Oct. 4, Wilton Felder, a bassist and tenor saxophonist, perhaps best remembered as a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, died at his home in Whittier, Calif.
In the annals of Detroit’s radical history, Grace Lee Boggs was unique.
More than 40 health care providers have signed and delivered an appeal to Pennsylvania state officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, requesting proper care for Mumia Abu-Jamal and thousands of other inmates infected with hepatitis C.
When it rains, it pours—at least that’s the deluge Abyssinian Development Corporation is experiencing nowadays.
Pope Francis’ six-day, three-city visit to the United States may have either brought divisions closer together or provided the opposing forces enough calm to be comfortable in their separation.
After Pope Francis did New York City, his next stop was Philadelphia, where he was serenaded by the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin.
Call it poker, chess or political arm wrestling.
Bush’s ‘free stuff’ sparks reaction.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shot his wad of cash and bowed out of the presidential race Monday.
Last weekend a delegation of activists met with President Hage Gottfried Geingob of Namibia.
HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American video and oral history archive, is once again in New York City.
A couple of weeks ago, while doing research on Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine pilot, Jesse Brown was mentioned because it was his heroic combat in the air that inspired Petersen.
A major speech by President Barack Obama can be wide-ranging, touching on a shopping list of topics, or it can be precisely tailored to a single issue.
Oral “Nick” Hillary, accused of murdering a 12-year-old white boy in Potsdam, N.Y., in 2011, is out on bail after being arrested and charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
From Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical Letter, “Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home,” we have a template on what may be the content of his discussions during his visit to the U.S.
Two things recently brought back memories of Safiya Bukhari: the release of Stanley Nelson’s film on the Black Panther Party and the various commemorations surrounding the uprising in Attica prison in 1971.
At the peak of David Alan Grier’s popularity as a cast member of the television show “In Living Color,” it was rarely mentioned that he was the son of noted psychiatrist William Grier.
Back in June, when Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson appeared at the United Palace House of Inspiration in Washington Heights, she regaled the audience with historical memories, none more exhilarating than her own legendary place in the Civil Rights Movement.
It took years for the nation to recognize the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, and it’s taken even longer to know of the breakthrough made by Frank E. Petersen Jr. With Petersen joining the ancestors Aug. 25 at age 83, there has been a number of obituaries in the mainstream press.
When President Barack Obama told union workers during his Labor Day speech in Boston on Monday that his executive order will require federal contractors to extend the number of paid sick leave days, there was sustained applause.
Of the many heralded poets and writers of the fabled Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer is among the least known.
Ironies abound in the remarkable life and legacy of Louis Stokes.
In several ways, Toni Parks-Parsons personified her famous father, Gordon Parks. She was a photographer, an artist and a musician deeply committed to African-American life and culture. Parks-Parsons died Aug. 24 in England.
The Uwi twins (pronounced “oo-wie”), Rueben and Levi, are looking forward to their first New York Fashion Week show.
In words and music, Eli Fountain and the Percussion Discussion delivered the importance of having music and arts programs as permanent fixtures in the city’s educational curriculum.
President Barack Obama addressed the issue of climate change with unusual force and vigor Monday from Alaska, stating that unless the nations of the planet act more aggressively, there will be “more drought.
Having secured the 34th Senate vote, President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is all but ironclad.
The death of Louis Stokes last week brought back memories of his brother Carl. And because their amazing lives were so often intertwined, it is fitting that this week’s “Classroom” is devoted to Carl, the first African-American mayor of Cleveland.
Although GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site, has no reservations about proudly announcing that hundreds and thousands of people have raised more than $1 billion from 16 million donors, it seems a bit reluctant to talk about a campaign it recently took down.