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Michael Jackson: 'Never Can Say Goodbye'

Alton H.Maddox | , Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:37 p.m.

We will never know what Michael would have said on an international stage during his 50-day concert extravaganza. Malcolm X made the same observation of James Baldwin and the 1963 March on Washington. In any event, Uncle Sam was not in the mood for listening.

July 5-August 1: Freedom Retreat for two weeks each for boys and girls ages 7-15 in the Catskill Mountains .This summer retreat was established in 1994. All children will participate in a moot court competition, learn Black history and tour the Underground Railroad in upstate New York.

There is a host of recreational activities including but not limited to swimming, biking, gardening, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, skating, archery, nature walks and basketball. Children will enjoy an overnight bus trip to the Harriet Tubman House and Syracuse University, in addition to a visit to a county fair. This is the only African-centered, sleep away summer retreat in the nation. For more information, call UAM at (718) 834-9034.

July 7: Alton Maddox will argue in favor of a writ of prohibition and he will be opposed by the office of New York State Attorney General, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and Park West Village's attorney at Manhattan Supreme Court, Pt. 48, fourth floor., 60 Centre Street in Manhattan at 10 a.m.

July 8: 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. At the meeting UAM will be assisting City Council candidates who are opposing incumbents in New York City that favored extending term limits. See www.reinstatealtonmaddox.net.