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.”

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The biography about Malcolm X was finished by his daughter Tamara, who was also honored.

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Payne was a longtime Newsday columnist, Harlem resident and one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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He was also a regular contributor to “Sunday Edition” on CBS2.

CBSNewYork Team