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Imam Jamil Al-Amin relocated to medical facility

Supporters of political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (f.k.a. H. Rap Brown) contend that the power of the people earned the 71-year-old revolutionary’s July 14, 2014, transfer to a medical facility, where he could be properly diagnosed and treated. It had recently been determined that he had a rare form of cancer of the plasma cells known as multiple myeloma.

A brief history of Black August

For the past four-and-a-half decades, the self-defining, uncompromising efforts of a few freedom fighters from the Black Liberation struggle have been recognized each August by the many who acknowledge those deeds.

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey—all praises due

A contingent of grassroots activists will acknowledge the legacy of Pan-African icon, the honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, this Sunday, the 127th anniversary of his physical birth in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, Aug. 17, 1887.

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Harlem sends home native son Eddie Ellis

Many relatives, childhood friends and fellow activists jammed into Abyssinian Baptist Church last Thursday evening to display their love and bid farewell to one of Harlem’s unsung progressive heroes.

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UNIA commemorates centennial

A slew of committed activists converged at the Jamaican embassy in Washington, D.C., July 17 to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the self-determining Universal Negro Improvement Association―African Communities League in Jamaica by Black Nationalist icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

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EMS workers who responded to Eric Garner suspended without pay

The four Emergency Medical Service employees who tended to the unconscious Staten Island man who died shortly after being choked out by the NYPD’s Daniel Pantaleo last Thursday evening have been suspended without pay by the Richmond University Medical Center, pending a probe.

Malcolm X’s daughter discusses African holocaust

Last Thursday, Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of human rights icon Malcolm X, spoke truth to power during a Juneteenth commemoration at the African Burial Ground in lower-Manhattan.

50th anniversary of the founding of Malcolm X’s OAAU

After the March 12, 1964, press conference announcing his departure from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X traveled to Detroit on April 12, 1964, and delivered his most politicized dissertation to date—“The Ballot or the Bullet.” The following day, he flew to Germany, made hajj in Mecca six days later, then visited Africa on April 30 and finally returned to New York City on May 21. Henceforth, he and a few other activists laid down the groundwork for his new, nonreligious Black Nationalist Movement.

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Five Percenters hold 44th annual Show and Prove

Members of the Five Percenters, aka Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE), merged in Mecca/Harlem this past weekend for their 44th annual Show and Prove. Ever since 1971, during the second weekend of each June, the organization, established by Allah, the Father, commemorates the anniversary of his assassination.

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Autopsy determines prison staff botched execution

The autopsy performed on Clayton Lockett ruled that his April 29 state-sponsored murder was mishandled by prison staff.



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