Funeral Arrangements for Retired Bishop Richard F. Norris

By The Christian Recorder Bishop Norris’s service arrangements are as follows: Saturday, June 24, 2023 St. Matthew AME Church215 N. 57th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19139 Viewing 8:00 a.m.Celebration of Life Service 10:00 a.m. Internment:Laurel Hill West225 Belmont AvenueBala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Hotel:Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel3549 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104 Guests can call 1-888-627-7071 to make


Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate

Dr. Eugene L. Moore Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas. This marks the third year it has been observed as a federal holiday but it has been celebrated for more than a century prior to its national recognition.

Top 10 Black history events in June

By Aswad Walker, Defender Network In support of celebrating Black history 24/7/365, check out the list below to learn about key historical events that have taken place during the month of June— in addition to Juneteenth.  U.S. Rep. Joseph Haynes Rainey born On June 21, 1832, the first African American to serve in the U.S.