Central Park kills Black parents

Alton H.Maddox | , Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:38 p.m.

Mr. Obama cannot be mistaken for City Councilman Charles Barron. A principled person will do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may. Mr. Obama is a Chicago politician who is now residing in the White House. He is neither a Malcolm X nor a Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Black people have been bamboozled once again.

The City Council can adequately compensate these Cen- tral Park "Six" only after it holds extensive hearings. There must be a public record about what happened on April 19, 1989, and afterwards, to make sure it must never hap- pen again. Federal, state and local governments owe us an explanation. In the meantime, write in Charles Barron for NYC mayor in September 2009.

May 27: UAM Weekly Forum at Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman (Fulton Street) near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Take the "C" train to Franklin Avenue. Two blocks to Elks Plaza. Admission is free. Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be the keynote speaker.

May 22-25: UAM's bus trip to the Gullah Festival in historic Beaufort, S.C. July 5-August 1: Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls for children ages 7-15 in the Catskill Mountains. Call UAM at (718) 834-9034 for further information. Among other things, there will be an overnight bus trip to the Harriet Tubman House, an exploration of the Underground Railroad and a day-trip to Syracuse University. This is the only African-centered, sleep-away summer retreat in the nation.

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