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"The New York Association of Black Journalists is saddened to hear of the passing of Jonathan P. Hicks. He will not only be remembered as an exceptional journalist who worked for the New York Times, the New York Amsterdam News and BET.com, but also as a mentor who helped shape and guide the careers of countless black journalists, including several of our members. He leaves behind a legacy that spanned from the newsroom to his own Brooklyn community. We send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Hicks, a trailblazer gone too soon." (Read more at the NY Times.)
- Michael J. Feeney, NYABJ President
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hicks at the New York Amsterdam News and I admired his work as a journalist, but also a humanitarian who always extended a helping hand. He was passionate about his mass communications scholarship for aspiring Liberian journalists and was proud of the students that received the program's grants. I know his legacy will live on through his writing and the many students he has helped throughout his life."
- Amity Paye, NYABJ Vice President of Print
Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn. The Kappa Alpha Psi service will begin at 7 p.m.; the wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Abyssinian Baptist Church. The final viewing will be at 9 a.m. and the Celebration of Life service will begin promptly at 10 a.m.