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Five Percenters commemorate 50th anniversary

During the past couple weeks, various local events have commemorated the establishment of the Five Percenters, a.k.a. Nation of Gods & Earths, a half century ago.

Imam Jamil Al-Amin transferred to general population

Reports released last week revealed that political prisoner of war Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown, has been transferred out of solitary confinement to the general population at a new prison location.

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18-year-old shot 17 times by police

Just two months after teenager Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson, another unarmed 18-years-young Black male was also fatally shot by a different local area Caucasian cop.

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Gods of hip-hop rock the Apollo Theater

A capacity-crowd packed the world famous Apollo Theater last Saturday evening to witness some prominent Five Percenters perform on stage to commemorate their nation’s 50th anniversary with this historic throwback concert.

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Mutulu Shakur up for parole

After being a political prisoner of war for nearly three decades, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was considered for parole by a California Victorville Federal Correctional Facility board Aug. 12.

Mugabe: We would love to see South Africa take the lead

During a recent two-week trip to China, Robert Mugabe, the anti-imperialist president of Zimbabwe, addressed a seminar in Beijing where various African diplomats were present, taking the opportunity to challenge Caucasians in South Africa, suggesting that they are responsible for placing the country in a compromising position.

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Parole board approves Sundiata Acoli’s release

The appeals panel found that the 2011 parole board ignored evidence that was beneficial to Acoli.

Black man killed by police while running away

The two Caucasian cops who killed 22-year-old Darrien Nathaniel Hunt in Saratoga Springs, Utah, Sept. 10 shot him six times from behind.

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Tupac Amaru Shakur: Native Harlemite

After getting shot up in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur joined the ancestors six days later, Sept. 13, at 4:03 p.m. On the 18th anniversary of his transition, local activists reflected on his New York City history.

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SWAT team murders 107-year-old man at home

The family and friends of Monroe Isadore conducted a memorial this past Sunday at 13th and Pine streets in Pine Bluff, Ark., to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of his murder by police.

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