Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory Passes, 1932 – 2017

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades. Continue Reading →

Claude Lewis, Harlem Native And Founder Of National Association of Black Journalists, Dies At 82

Claude Lewis, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists and a Harlem native, has died at the age of 82, his family says.  Continue Reading →

Frank Pellegrino Rao’s Owner And Sopranos Actor In East Harlem Passes

The joke was that even Frank Pellegrino couldn’t get a table at Rao’s, the famed 10-table restaurant in East Harlem that his family owned for more than 100 years. Continue Reading →

Right Church, Wrong Body Arrives At Funeral In Harlem

10162648_GA New York family discovered at the funeral that their mother was not the woman in the coffin. Val-Jean McDonald, 81, died of lung cancer in December, and her sons Errol and Leroy McDonald are heartbroken. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Tonya Payton Memorial Service Announcement

Tonya PaytonA memorial service for Tonya Payton, the CEO and Founder of S&S Associates, a boutique public relations firm, will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 6:00 P.M. at Dorsett located at 677 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.  Continue Reading →

Autopsy Unclear On Harlem Fave Bobbi Kristina’s Death

Cissy Houston and her grand daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown (R) attend the opening night of "The Houstons: On Our Own" in New York in an October 22, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

The medical examiner investigating the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who spent months in a coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her north Atlanta home last year, said on Friday that the office could not say whether her demise was accidental or intentional. Continue Reading →

Former Reporter Michael Feeney Remembered In Harlem

feb-01-00-05-05-flatbed-photodeskThe life of former Daily News reporter Michael J. Feeney, who humbly disappeared into the background covering hundreds of stories about murder, mayhem celebrities and politics, was celebrated Monday at the first of two funerals held in his honor. Continue Reading →

Rest In Peace Harlem Tech Man Hank Williams

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Hank Williams, 50, was hospitalized for over a week while battling pneumonia and myocarditis, which can be caused by a viral infection of the heart. Continue Reading →

Lynda Ireland, Former President & CEO, NY & NJ MSDC, Has Died

lynda-ireland-memorialLynda Ireland, the former president and CEO of the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) and considered one of the nation’s leading advocates  in M/WBE business development, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of New Brunswick, NJ at age 67 on March 27 following a long illness. Continue Reading →