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A special tribute to Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (1918–2015)

Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben) was the preeminent “Multi-Genius of Our Time.”

Cinque Brath attends Namibian inauguration with uncle Kwame Brathwaite

Nothing would have pleased Elombe Brath more than to have been among the invited guests at the recent inauguration of Dr. Hage Geingob, Namibia’s third president.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaking truth to power

After only eight months since being sworn in as mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest urban city, Ras Baraka recently expressed several strong demands to executives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and to the governor ...

Marishka Phillips brings soul to the stage

The term “triple threat” does not fully encompass all of the talents Marishka Phillips possesses.

BROOKLYN COUNCIL MEMBER JUMAANE WILLIAMS HOSTS EASTER EGG HUNT

Last weekend, Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams hosted his third annual Easter egg hunt at Wyckoff Farmhouse in partnership with East Flatbush Village Inc.

CHRIS S. OWENS TO BE HONORED

The life of gun violence victim Chris S. Owens will be honored at a vigil Sunday, April 26, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Harlem on the corner of West 121st Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC ORGANIZING 250-MILE MARCH FROM NEW YORK TO DC

Justice League NYC is hosting the March2Justice April 13 with honorary co-chairs Harry Belafonte and 1199 SEIU President George Gresham.

Sharpton slams S.C. murder

Citizens mobilized and rallied Wednesday morning in North Charleston, S.C. in outrage over yet another shooting of an unarmed Black man.

Teachers, parents respond to Cuomo’s budget

The education plans slipped into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $142 billion budget have left several parties either unresponsive or outright displeased.

Community hosts celebratory home-going for Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan

“Dr. Ben was very close to Malcolm. He was the one giving Malcolm spiritual guidance,” revealed professor James Small. “He shoveled dirt on Malcolm’s grave. He was there. His loss hit him very hard.”

Annual NAN convention kicks off

The National Action Network, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, will kick off its 25th year with its national convention at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers April 8 to April 11.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka delivers his first State of the City address

In his first State of the City address, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka highlighted his achievements since taking office.

Another unarmed Black man killed by police in New Jersey

This week, an unarmed Black man was killed while in police custody in New Jersey, according to reports. Phillip White was reportedly arrested at his home in Vineland late Tuesday morning and died while he was in custody.

DOJ investigating 20 local police departments

Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the next U.S. attorney general may be in limbo, but that hasn’t stopped current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from moving expeditiously in his remaining months in office with his plan to rein in the abusive ...

Budget on time but without the goods

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he has done over the past five years, got his budget in on time, beating the April 1 deadline, but many of the state’s elected officials and civic leaders feel that in the process, he dropped ...