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Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

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Mumia re-admitted to hospital

Reports released the morning of May 13—coincidently, the 30th anniversary of the horrific MOVE bombing in Philadelphia—revealed that political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal had been re-admitted the previous day to the infirmary at SCI Mahoney in Pennsylvania.

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Malcolm X’s physical day declared an international holiday

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world,” Malcolm X once said.

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Toni Morrison says ‘racism not over until a cop shoots a white unarmed teenager in the back’

In an interview published last Sunday, award-winning author Toni Morrison shared her sincere assessment of race relations in allegedly post-racial America.

Is Obama planning to pursue slavery reparations in 2016?

According to a report by “Fox Business News” host Charles Payne, in an episode of “Making Money”, the United States’ first Americanized-African president is preparing to reward some of the descendants of those who endured the African holocaust for the past several hundred years and involuntarily labored without compensation while building this country into the superpower it eventually became.

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Ramona Africa: ‘They’re trying to kill Mumia!’

Close comrades and relatives of Mumia Abu-Jamal have been concerned about his rapidly deteriorating health since his “near-death” March 30 diabetic shock, which caused him to lose consciousness and be hospitalized.

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Community bids Dr. Ben farewell

Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.

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Celebrating Dr. Ben’s extraordinary life

As family and friends prepare to commemorate the lifelong achievements of renowned factologist, Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben,” at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, thousands from all walks of life are expected to attend.

Civil suit found US government guilty in King assassination in 1999

This weekend, the world will commemorate the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Almost five decades after the murder, so much speculation still remains as to who is responsible. Although James Earl Ray initially copped a plea, three days later he unsuccessfully attempted to recant and demand a trial.

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Dr. Ben’s colleagues reflect on his legacy

“When an old person dies, a library burns” … so goes the African proverb. March 19, Harlem’s wa’ret was incinerated. As the disheartening news spread that legendary African historian Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, aka Dr. Ben, had joined the ancestors early that Thursday morning

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