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Racist Georgia cop who admitted ‘We only kill Black people’ forced to resign

Greg Abbott, a Caucasian cop in Cobb County, Ga., notified his department last Thursday that he was resigning, after being threatened with termination after local TV station WSB-TV aired a video the previous day of him making some racist remarks.

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey: Emancipate your African mind!

The immeasurable legacy of Pan-African forefather Marcus Mosiah Garvey will be commemorated this Thursday, the 130th anniversary of his birth in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, with a host of activities throughout the metropolitan area.

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Hip-hop celebrates 44 years

Although November is recognized as “Hip-Hop History Month” by many of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the culture up in the Bronx during November 1973, several months before that, an 18-year-old Jamaican-American DJ was already hosting parties at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. His record collection and sound system was so astounding that no other DJs could compare.

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MOVE 9 commemorates 39 years behind enemy lines

Four decades after the MOVE 9 were imprisoned in what many contend was an unjust frame-up case, supporters of the Philadelphia-based MOVE Organization packed Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave.) this past Saturday afternoon to attend the “39 Years Too Long: Free the MOVE 9” seminar.

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Articles of impeachment officially filed against Trump

What several political analysts had predicted before his takeover of the Oval Office this past January may become a reality sooner than many had anticipated—the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Allah, the Father’s assassination: 48 years later

Ever since 1971, during the second weekend of June, the Harlem-based Five Percenters aka the Nation of Gods and Earths acknowledge their annual accomplishments during the anniversary of the assassination of their founder Allah, the Father, with their Show & Prove event. 

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Harlem hosted seventh annual stroll for cancer awareness

During the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, at Harlem’s Morningside Park (123rd Street and Morningside Avenue) Shades of a Cure conducted a daylong event that helped heighten awareness about a very serious topic affecting inner-city communities nationwide—cancer.

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Scott La Rock Boulevard unveiled

A couple of weeks ago, “up in the Bronx where the people are fresh,” hip-hop legend DJ Scott La Rock was honored with a street-naming ceremony at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Boulevard.

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Hip-hop community mourns passing of three legends

During this month of June three legendary figures who helped popularize the urban culture known as hip-hop have transitioned onto the ancestral realm.

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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy returns to the essence at 42

The hip-hop community was deeply saddened as news spread that Prodigy, an MC from the legendary Mobb Deep out of Queensbridge Housing projects in Long Island City, Queens, transitioned onto the ancestral realm this past Tuesday.

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