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Ruby Dee in 2010   (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Alicia Keys To Sing At Ruby Dee Memorial On September 20

A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte.

09/04/2014

Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Brooklyn School Names Athletic Field In Honor Of Nelson Mandela

Mandela, who died in December at age 95, had visited the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant 24 years ago.

07/19/2014

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins attends an event, January 9, 2013.  (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Dinkins Hospitalized With ‘Mild Touch Of Pneumonia’

Dinkins, 86, was admitted on Wednesday night after experiencing difficulty breathing.

10/31/2013