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Long live the spirit of Abubadika Sonny Carson

May 20th marked the 90th physical anniversary of legendary urban activist Robert “Sonny” Carson, affectionately known as “Abubadika” to his comrades within his beloved Brooklyn community, and as “A.B.” to his close confidants.

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Harlem celebrates 94th birthday of Malcolm X

A number of local events took place Sunday to commemorate the 94th physical day anniversary of revolutionary freedom fighter Malcolm X.

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Malcolm X Day 2019

The December 12th Movement is leading the people in the 94th celebration of the birthday of our national Black hero Malcolm X.

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Malcolm X:  You left your mind in Africa

This Sunday marks the 94th physical day anniversary of the renowned human rights activist, Malcolm X.

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Texas executes ringleader of heinous James Byrd lynching

On Wednesday, April 24, the racist Caucasian male who orchestrated the heinous June 7, 1998, murder of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., was executed by lethal injection at Texas State Penitentiary. John King, 44 was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. CDT (8:08 p.m. EST) after being injected with a deadly dosage of the sedative pentobarbital, minutes earlier.

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Trailblazing filmmaker John Singleton joins the ancestors

After suffering a massive stroke on April 17, renowned urban filmmaker John Singleton joined the ancestors this past Monday, at 51 years of age, after relatives told doctors to terminate the life-support which had been sustaining him.

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City Council calls on NYPD to stop DNA collection

On Wednesday, April 10, the Legal Aid Society sent a letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, stating that collecting DNA evidence from city citizens is “racially biased,” and “constitutes a significant infringement on young people’s civil rights, particularly people of color.”

Arrest made in hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle’s murder

On Tuesday, April 2, Los Angeles police announced that they arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered the afternoon of March 31 outside his “Marathon Clothing” store after a “personal dispute.”

Legendary fusion musician Edwin Birdsong joins the ancestors

Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.

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This Is Hip-Hop at the Apollo Theater

A Golden Era hip-hop concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater Friday evening featured some legendary artists from the New York City metropolitan area who were very popular during the 1990s and who took the capacity crowd down memory lane as they played some classic material.

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