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Amadi Ajamu

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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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Revitalizing the demand for reparations

The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) re-igniting of the reparations movement has raised the stakes in the push for decisive governmental direct action.

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Mugabe slams West at UN General Assembly

In the General Debate of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 26, the recently re-elected Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took aim at all his Western detractors. Mugabe vigorously condemned the United States and England’s “illegal and filthy” economic sanctions as well as the United Nations Security Council’s imperialist complicity.

PM Ralph Gonsalves speaks in Harlem on reparations

While in New York attending the United National General Assembly of Heads of State, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines came to Harlem to join the New York City-based December 12th Movement International Secretariat on Sept. 24 in their report back to our community on the CARICOM First Regional Reparations Conference, held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sept. 14-17.

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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Assemblywoman Inez Barron announces re-election campaign

On Sunday, Assemblywoman Inez D. Barron announced her candidacy to serve for two more years...

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Rally for justice for the Central Park Five

Twenty-one years ago, on April 19, 1989, five innocent Black and Latino teenage boys were...

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As Israel intensified its brutal attack on the Palestinian people from the air and on...