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Black Dollars Matter: Black-out of Black Friday and beyond

“We will make it a real ‘Black Friday,’” warned Minister Louis Farrakhan, “because there won’t be a Black person in sight.”

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Tamir Rice’s police murder called ‘objectively reasonable’

A 13-page report released last Thursday by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office determined that 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s murder by a Caucasian Cleveland cop one year ago was “objectively reasonable,” according to law enforcement consultant Ken Katsaris, an expert on police use of force.

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Six-month-old girl thrown to her death from Bronx window

Neighbors in the Bronx’s Tremont section pleaded with Tenisha Fearon as she dangled her baby out of her window.

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Cuba offering medical scholarships to American Blacks and Hispanics

The recent renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has created many new possibilities.

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Assata Shakur’s exodus commemorated

Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances against U.S. tyranny in recent memory.

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LeBron James’ Wheels for Education gives back to the community that made him

Utilizing his superstar status and money is just one way NBA standout LeBron James has chosen to positively influence the next generation.

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Lupe Fiasco establishes nonprofit

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is implementing one of urban culture’s primary principals to inspire others to do similar as he establishes his newly formed company.

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Africa’s sustainable development discussed at United Nations

During September’s last weekend, three days of conferences were conducted at the United Nations General Assembly, in Midtown Manhattan, titled “The Sustainable Development Summit.”

Indigenous Peoples’ Day replacing Columbus Day

In recent years, a mass movement has been taking place across this country to abolish Columbus Day, the annual holiday commemorating European colonizer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the “New World,” allegedly on Oct. 12, 1492.

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Hip-hop pioneer Kool DJ AJ becomes an ancestor

An extensive conglomerate of hip-hop pioneers and aficionados came out to Harlem’s Mother AME Zion Church (146 W. 137th St.) on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 17 to pay their respects to fellow legend Kool DJ AJ.

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