NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Pulitzer Prize was awarded posthumously to Les Payne on Friday.
Payne, who died in 2018, was honored for his acclaimed book “The Dead are Rising.”READ MORE: Police Unions Slam Westchester District Attorney For Charging Off-Duty New Rochelle Cop Accused Of Attempted Assault
The biography about Malcolm X was finished by his daughter Tamara, who was also honored.READ MORE: Washington Heights Public School Celebrates Record 90% Graduation Rate With In-Person Pomp And Circumstance
Payne was a longtime Newsday columnist, Harlem resident and one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists.MORE NEWS: NYPD Hosts Block Party In Same Mount Eden Neighborhood Where Children Were Caught In Middle Of Gunfire
He was also a regular contributor to “Sunday Edition” on CBS2.