East Harlemite, Francis Ford Coppola Uncle, Nicholas Cage Great-Uncle And Composer Dies At 102

An East Harlemite conductor and composer, Anton Coppola who scored Hollywood movies as well as operas, has passed aged 102. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Deborah Batts, First Openly Gay Federal Judge, Passes At 72 (Services Update)

Deborah Anne Batts, April 13, 1947 – February 3, 2020, was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Continue Reading →

Diahann Carroll, Actress Who Broke Racial Boundaries as TV Star “Nurse Julia” Dies

Growing up in Harlem, Bronx-born actress and singer Diahann Carroll, who made history with the first African-American Tony award in a leading role.

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Harlem’s Barbara Hillary, First African-American Woman To Visit The North Pole Passes

Growing up poor in Harlem Barbara Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South poles, has died at 88. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Nobel Prize-Winning Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes At 88

U.S. author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel Beloved about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the age of 88, her publisher said. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Margo Rodriguez, Half Of Mambo Duo, Passes (Video)

Margo Rodriguez, half of the husband-and-wife team Augie and Margo, who danced the mambo on television and before presidents and helped it evolve from a nightclub craze into popular entertainment. Continue Reading →

100-Year-Old Tuskegee Airman Wilfred DeFour Found Dead In Harlem Home

Wilfred DeFour, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen — an all-black squadron of World War II pilots that inspired Americans across the country — died in his Harlem home Saturday. He was 100 writes our source. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Olivia Cole Emmy-Winning Actress Passes

Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died January 19, 2018, at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75. Continue Reading →


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