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Celebrating the life of Baba Obalewa ‘Brother Oba’ Abileye

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.

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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met 50 years ago

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.

Black man exonerated after three decades on death row

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.

Two elderly civil rights vets defend Obama against wealthy elitists

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.

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Gambia replaces English with indigenous tongues

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.

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NYC reflects on Chokwe Lumumba’s legacy

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.

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Chokwe Lumumba NYC memorial this Saturday

Allies, comrades, family and friends of the uncompromising Chokwe Lumumba will convene at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church

Alabama veteran who hired KKK hit man to kill Black neighbor begs judge for mercy

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

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Homeless vet ‘baked to death’ on Rikers Island

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

East African states to show military might in South Sudan

A number of East African countries agreed on Thursday, March 13 to send military personnel into South Sudan



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