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A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

“My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013.

Women in the media discuss journalism in light of a divided country

Saturday, June 17, at Barnard College, WAM!NYC, the New York City affiliate of Women, Action and the Media, hosted its eighth annual gender justice in media conference, “Report the Fact, Frame the Future.”

East Orange observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day to combat violence

Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.

After homicide, black U. of Maryland students demand change -- and get it

For years, students complained, saying University of Maryland officials needed to do more to prevent or respond to racist incidents on campus.

'Black Lives Matter' cases: When controversial killings lead to change

Three days, three different resolutions, one common trait: white officers killing black males.

Activism wins again

If 2017 has shown us anything, it’s the power of regular people banding together to make substantive political change.

Protect our girls

New York City Council Member Andy King (in red) joined the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York Sunday in a solidarity march to raise awareness for 64,000 missing Black women and girls.

On Ramarley Graham’s 24th birthday, mom sues de Blasio administration’s NYPD

Wednesday, April 12, the family of Ramarley Graham and several supporting organizations announced the filing of a lawsuit against the NYPD for refusing to comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Law on what would have been Graham’s 24th birthday.

Constance Malcolm still wants justice for son Ramarley Graham

The scene outside of One Police Plaza Monday morning could be deemed surreal. A few dozen feet from the location of a news conference with Constance Malcolm, actors shot a television show scene that depicted cops and protesters holding up ...

US mayors fight back against President Trump’s ‘Big List’

Mayor’s from Los Angeles, Providence, R.I., Seattle and Anaheim, Calif., held a teleconference March 21 to explain their Day of Action in support of immigrants and immigration reform.

Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.

21st annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

For the past 21 years, the Brooklyn-based Malcolm X Commemoration Committee has co-organized their annual tribute for the families of political prisoners.

City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation to host demonstration

Thursday, March 9, at 12:30 p.m., the City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation will host their first protest at the CCNY’s North Academic Center Plaza.

New Yorkers rally to say, 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them.

Haitians in Brooklyn protest new president

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Grand Army Plaza, KOMOKODA and a group of Haitians and their friends protested what they called the “installation of U.S.-supported indicted money launderer Jovenel Moise as the next president of Haiti.”

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