Going home services for community activist Obalewa “Brother Oba” Abileye were conducted on the evening of March 11 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave. A legion of admirers, cultural comrades, family members and friends packed the place, paying respects to his legacy.
Although records indicate that two of the most influential Black U.S. leaders of our time had been aware of each other’s activism since at least 1957, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met face-to-face only once, on March 26, 1964.
On Tuesday, March 11, Glenn Ford, 64, stepped from the grueling confines of Louisiana’s infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for the first time in nearly 30 years after a Shreveport, La., judge vacated his murder conviction.
The onslaught against President Barack Obama by corporate giants Charles and David Koch has caused two elderly civil rights veterans, George Richardson and Ingrid Frank, to request support from the grassroots movement.
In another recent retaliatory measure against European imperialism, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced earlier last month that English would cease being the official language of his African country, adding that they will revert to a native vernacular.
The lifetime achievements of elected revolutionary Chokwe Lumumba, who became an ancestor on Feb. 25, were commemorated on Saturday, March 29 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave.) as a legion of activists, comrades and relatives paid homage to his legacy.
Allies, comrades, family and friends of the uncompromising Chokwe Lumumba will convene at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church
The scheduled sentencing hearing for Allen Wayne Morgan, convicted of attempting to hire a white supremacist hit man to murder his Black neighbor, was postponed
An investigation has begun into the death of 56-year-old Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill homeless military vet who died in his Rikers Island jail cell
A number of East African countries agreed on Thursday, March 13 to send military personnel into South Sudan