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Amadi Ajamu

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Black solidarity sets the agenda

The Black Solidarity Day Coalition 2018 recaptured the essence of Dr. Carlos Russell’s initial vision of collective political and economic action in the Black community.

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Black Solidarity Day 2018

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, marks the 49th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day. In 1969, Dr. Carlos Russell was inspired by a play written and produced by Douglas Turner Ward entitled “A Day of Absence,” which depicted a small southern town experiencing the ramifications of the unexpected absence of all the Black people.

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Black Solidarity Day 2018—A day of absence

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the Black Solidarity Day Coalition will take to the streets in commemoration of the work of the founder Dr. Carlos Russell.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Fest returns Oct. 11-18

New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world, can “scare” with the best of them, and the borough of Brooklyn is serving up creepy—again—with the annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

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NYC welcome rally for Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa to UN General Assembly

The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and the people of Zimbabwe set the example of self-determination and leadership for African people worldwide.”

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Welcome Zimbabwe President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa to United Nations General Assembly

The march and rally will assemble on the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in Harlem at noon

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Trump stiffens sanctions on Zimbabwe

Although President Trump decries Africa as “shithole” nations and their people unworthy of immigration to the United States, critics say he has no problem sticking his nose in the internal affairs of the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe.

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A freedom fighter has passed: Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab of Namibia

Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab, Namibia’s first foreign minister and second prime minister who was, according to Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, “a comrade and giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation,” died Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a long illness at the age of 80, at a Windhoek hospital in Namibia.

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Students love MUSA Swim in Brooklyn

Poolside at Thomas Jefferson High School was the place to be. Students in the MUSA Swim program were showing off their skills and having a great time.

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From South Africa to Bed-Stuy, activists commemorate Soweto Day

The “We Ain’t Going Nowhere!” stop ethnic cleansing of the Black community campaign led by the December 12th Movement took to the streets of Brooklyn Saturday, June 16, in solidarity with the International Day Commemorating the Soweto Uprising.

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Bed-Stuy battles against ethnic cleansing

The battle against “ethnic cleansing” is intensifying on the sidewalks of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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Celebration of life, work and times of Winnie Mandela

April 2, 2018, African people lost a true revolutionary warrior. Winnie Mandela’s name will carry on through in the lives of all Africans fighting for freedom and liberation.

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Ethnic Cleansing of Black Community tribunal report-back Part II

Natacha Robert spoke of the Detroit bankruptcy as a method of ethnic cleansing.

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Ethnic cleansing of Black community tribunal report-back

Saturday, March 3, the December 12th Movement International Secretariat held a historic, citywide tribunal/hearing on “We Ain’t Going Nowhere! The Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community.”

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A tribute to a warrior—Dr. Sam Pinn

Brooklyn hosted a wonderful memorial tribute and celebration for hometown activist and teacher, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Boys and Girls High School. Family, friends, colleagues, activists and musicians gathered to celebrate and honor his life and legacy.

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We Ain't Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing

A city-wide “We Ain't Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community,” will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1PM at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration 1398 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.

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A tribute to a warrior, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr.

A tremendous memorial tribute and celebration was held for Brooklyn community advocate and stalwart, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr., Boys and Girls High School auditorium was filled with family, friends, colleagues, activists, musicians and elected officials giving honor to his life and legacy.

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‘We Ain’t Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing’

A citywide “We Ain’t Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community” will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, 1398 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tribunal sponsor the December 12th Movement International Secretariat has led an ongoing campaign focusing on the broad range of human rights abuses aimed at pushing Black people out of urban areas.

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Congressman Meeks takes a stand—Queens town hall

In the wake of the shutdown of the federal government from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22 over the critical Senate vote on immigration and the Mexican border wall, Queens Congressmen Gregory Meeks immediately called for a town hall meeting.

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Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF moves forward

The December 12th Movement, having the honor and opportunity to observe the Extraordinary Congress of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary party, the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front during its historic transition of power.

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Black activists take US ethnic cleansing to UN

As principal stakeholders in the International Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024), the December 12th Movement International Secretariat and the International Association against Torture, both U.N. non-governmental organizations, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to the U.N. Regional Meeting of Europe, Central Asia and North America (Nov. 23-24) to raise the issue of ethnic cleansing in the U.S.

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Rally for Zimbabwe President Mugabe at U.N.

Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will address the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, and a Zimbabwe support rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and First Avenue, at 3 p.m.

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Robert Taylor, our hero, has died

Aug. 12, Robert “RT” Taylor, lifelong fighter for human rights and the liberation of African people in the United States and abroad, succumbed to complications from type 1 diabetes and a stroke. Hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and comrades gathered at Gilmore’s funeral home in St. Albans, Queens, Aug. 16 to pay tribute to his extraordinary legacy.

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Robert Taylor: A hero battles for life

A throng of family, friends, comrades and activists gathered together this past Sunday for a “Jazz and Poetry Get Well Jam Session” at Sistas’ Place in Brooklyn for Robert “RT” Taylor.

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US May Day rallies: It's the economy

May Day is International Workers Day. It is the day we commemorate the sacrifices made...

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Viola on the front line at 80

Veteran political strategist, educator and organizer Viola Plummer is 80 years young!

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NYC Black grassroots protest Trump!

As the extravagant pomp and circumstance of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony commenced Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, tens of thousands demonstrated in stiff opposition across the country.

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Black separation? Mobilizing for a plebiscite

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, The Choice campaign for self-determination organized by the December 12th Movement, held a Black Voters State of Emergency Community Speak-Out Nov. 15.

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Marcus Garvey lives!

The spirit of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. illuminated the streets of Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2016.

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Moving our money to Black banks

In the wake of a wave of brutal police murders of Black men and women, political activists across the United States have raised the protest and mobilization stakes to the economic level. In New York City, a “run on the banks” has started.

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Muhammad Ali: The greatest people’s champion

A People’s Memorial Rally for the phenomenal and courageous Muhammad Ali was held in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Saturday June 11, 2016, in front of Sistas’ Place coffee house, on the corner of Nostrand and Jefferson avenues.

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‘Reparations Now!’ for president 2016 campaign launch

The Black Voter Coalition launched its voter registration campaign for the upcoming 2016 presidential election Saturday with great success.

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In the spirit of Malcolm X

On May 19, the 27th annual Malcolm X Birthday Black Power March and Rally moved along Harlem’s 125th Street corridor behind a huge banner depicting Malcolm X.

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The legacy and lessons of Malcolm X

May 19th marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X. Now more than ever, his prophetic 1964 “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech resonates for Black people during this 2016 presidential election year...

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Write in ‘Reparations Now’ for president

The Great Debate in Harlem on the 2016 presidential election held at The Center of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School last week proved to be a provocative and probing community discourse.

Black talk on presidential election

An electoral forum will be held in Commemoration of the United Nations International Day Against Racism.

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A Drum Love Kwanzaa kick-off

Umoja! Unity! There was a spectacular celebration on the first day of Kwanzaa at Sistas’ Place in Bed-Stuy Saturday. It was a jam-packed family affair! Joyous singing, spoken word and music reverberated in everyone’s hearts and in the street.

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Black economic power in our own interest

Flaring human rights abuses in Black communities across the nation have demanded a proactive, national, organized answer.

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Black women take the lead in Black Friday boycott

The “Real Black Friday—No Christmas Shopping Campaign” took to the streets last Friday with the Harriett Tubman–Fannie Lou Hamer Collective of Black women in Brooklyn.

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Justice or Else: ‘Shock the economy! No Xmas shopping’

“Justice or Else” is planning an economic boycott this holiday season.

Justice or Else: ‘Shock the economy! No Xmas shopping’

“Justice or Else” is planning an economic boycott this holiday season.

Obama, end the illegal economic sanctions on Zimbabwe now

March 3, President Barack Obama issued an executive order extending U.S.-imposed economic sanctions against the people of Zimbabwe for another year, claiming Zimbabwe “continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. foreign policy.”

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Dare to demand a Black plebiscite

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of revolutionary Black nationalist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, the December 12th Movement launched the campaign for a plebiscite for African people in the United States. The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn was filled, despite the raging snowstorm.

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International Criminal Court Under Fire

A historic case brought before the ICC against the US, Britain, Canada, France and NATO allies in 2012 focused on war crimes and human rights abuses against Libya, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, Palestine and Black people in the United States of America, is aggressively moving forward.

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Reparations paid to Central Park Five

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally made good on his campaign promise concerning the “Central Park Five.”

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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. Boulevard.

Never forget the Sharpeville massacre

On March 21, 1960, in the apartheid state of South Africa, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) launched its anti-pass campaign.

Is integration racist?

Equality for African people in the United States remains illusive.

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Pan-African resistance to Western war crimes and ICC

Further evidence of some Western nations’ political, military and economic war crimes and the blatant collaboration of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was exposed at the second International People’s Tribunal (IPT).

The Affordable Care Act is now in effect

“The Affordable Care Act and You” is a forum that will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. at Sistas’ Place, located at 456 Nostrand Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  

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