National Obituaries

Transition of Mr. Jesse L. Burns, Jr., Former President of Edward Waters College and the AME Connectional Lay Organization

Mr. Jesse L. Burns, Jr. served as the President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida from 1993-1996 and the 10th President of the Connectional Lay Organization from 2003-2009. His local church was St. Paul AME Church […]

National Obituaries

Jazz Legend McCoy Tyner Passes

By Tribune Staff Pianist, bandleader and composer McCoy Tyner, one of the finest and most influential modern jazz soloists and stylists, passed last Friday at 81. His family announced his death with a post on […]


Remembering Elijah Cummings

Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaking at the National Press Club, August 2019. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) When Elijah Cummings died he became the first African American to have his body lie in state in the […]