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Malcolm X’s influence on today’s youth

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” Malcolm X stated during the Organization of Afro-American Unity’s founding forum at Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom on June 28, 1964.

FedEx Malcolm X dis spurs boycott

Dozens of people celebrating what would have been Malcolm X’s 89th birthday stood beneath a hoisted red, black and green flag as it flapped high outside the FedEx store near the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. ...

Honoring a shining Black prince

May 19 marked the 89th birthday of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, commonly known as Malcolm X, and the 49th year of the pilgrimage.

Local activists call an end to Zimbabwean sanctions

The continuing fight to emancipate Zimbabwe from European imperialism was the main theme of a recent rally at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem, sponsored by the December 12th Movement.

NYC College Responds to Sexual Assault Investigation

A recent federal report cited 55 colleges and universities under Title IX investigation for mishandling sexual violence issues reported to officials. The report, released by U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month lists New York ...

Justice coalition for Alberta Spruill

Activists will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the police shooting of grandmother Alberta Spruill

Mothers demand justice for Ramarley Graham; Bratton says he’s ‘comfortable’ with the caseworkers

It all started with unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham being chased by NYPD officer Richard Haste into his grandmother’s bathroom in February 2012.

Knicks’ Larry Johnson wants all-Black basketball league

As news about the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling spread last week, outspoken former NBA forward Larry Johnson responded by calling for Black players to be self-sufficient and self-determining.

Unions, activists, and immigrants rally on May Day

Last Thursday thousands of labor unions, community organizations, immigrant groups and elected officials rallied at City Hall Park in favor of better jobs, better conditions and the overall improvement of the working class.

New Yorkers rally for the return of kidnapped Nigerian girls

In Union Square last Saturday, May 3, hundreds of men, women and children took up the clarion call to “Bring Our Girls Home.”

Drive to bring Mumia home continues as he celebrates 60th

The campaign to bring political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal home was a recurring theme throughout two separate days of events commemorating his 60th physical day anniversary last week.

Community rallied for brave teen gun violence victim

Teen gun violence victim Gama Droiville has become a symbol of survival in recent weeks after being shot in the eye in Brooklyn.

South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins environmental prize

A South African environmentalist Desmond D’sa has been awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Riverside Church commemorates Mumia Abu-Jamal this Thursday

Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal reaches his 60th physical day this Thursday, April 24, and a few events have been scheduled for this week to commemorate the milestone.

NAN concludes their successful 16th annual convention

While President Barack Obama was the star speaker of the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN’s 16th Annual National Convention on Saturday, over 5,000 people attended the four-day event, making this the largest convention to date and the biggest national civil ...