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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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In loving memory of Queen Mother Dora Smith

A legion of admirers, friends and relatives paid their respects during the going home services conducted for Sister Dora Smith

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Video shows Black man being killed at home by cops

The relatives of alleged police brutality victim Michael Blair released a video on Wednesday, May 7 of his slaying at the hands of a Fort Bend County sheriff deputy in his own Houston home

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‘Spook’ author Sam Greenlee becomes an ancestor

On Malcolm X’s 89th birthday activist-writer Sam Greenlee, 83, joined the ancestors while in Chicago

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Petition drive to honor Arthur Schomburg

Petition calls on President Barack Obama to posthumously award the Medal of Freedom to renowned historian Arthur A. Schomburg for his lifelong commitment to collecting, documenting and preserving various cultural artifacts from throughout the African diaspora.

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Cop claims Tupac’s last words were real to the very end

According to a recent report, a police officer revealed Tupac Shakur's last words.



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